artichokes

Food and Recipe of the Month: Artichokes and Vegan Crab Cake

Care of Andrea Howe of glowingongreens.com Although a commonly forgotten vegetable, the artichoke is a versatile and nutrient-packed ingredient. It can be used as a meat or fish replacement due to its tender and pulled-like consistency. Artichokes can also be used year-round due to being found in canned form. Artichokes are an impressive vegetable due to the high fibre and folate content. Fibre is a key nutrient for overall health as well as weight-loss. It works to decrease hunger, decrease blood sugar and cholesterol, thus reducing risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Its high folate content is important for pregnant women or those in child-bearing years due to reducing the risk of neural tube defect in the fetus. It is also important for blood cell development and producing energy in the body. Additionally, artichokes are packed full of antioxidants which aid in repairing free-radical damage, thus lowering the risk of cancer cell development. Wondering how can you enjoy this superfood? Try it in a salad, on a pizza, or this delicious, meaty crab cake recipe. Artichoke Crab Cake Ingredients • 2 cans of artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed • 2… Read More


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Roasted Garlic Artichoke Burger

Care of Andrea Howe at glowingongreens.com  Ingredients (makes 8 patties): – 1 large Garlic bulb – 1 tbsp Olive oil – 1 (14oz) can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed – 1 package Artichoke hearts, thawed – 1 cup Oats, ground – 2 tbsp Lemon juice – 2 tbsp Dijon mustard – 1 tsp Soy sauce or tamari – 3 tbsp Nutritional yeast – 1/4 cup Fresh parsley, chopped – Salt and pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425F. Cut off top of garlic head and place in aluminum foil sheet. Drizzle olive oil over and season. Wrap tight with aluminum and place in oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. 2. Place beans, artichoke hearts, oats, lemon juice, dijon, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast in food processor and process until fully combined, then transfer to bowl. 3. Add chopped parsley and combine. Season to taste. 4. Use 1/3 cup and shape into patties. 5. Heat skillet and add oil. Cook each side 4-6 minutes or until golden brown. Read More


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Food of the Month: Artichokes

Care of Andrea Howe at glowingongreens.com Don’t let this peculiar looking vegetable scare you away, it actually has amazing nutritional benefits! Artichokes are one of the oldest ingredients known to humans. They are generally seen as a side dish or added to a salad. However, they can be incorporated into many different dishes such as pasta, stuffed artichokes, or the most familiar dish – spinach and artichoke dip. Thought oats were high in fibre? One artichoke heart contains 10.3g of dietary fibre, almost double the amount that one cup of oats have. This high amount of fibre makes them a great component to a healthy digestive system. They’re also very high in minerals such as folic acid and potassium. Folic acid helps produce red blood cells and repair DNA which is essential for pregnant women. Potassium helps to balance out fluids in the body and in particular can help prevent hypertension and high blood pressure. Getting creative with artichokes can be difficult, so try out my amazing Roasted Garlic Artichoke Burger!… Read More


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