Prep Time: 50 minutes
The artichoke has to be the hippest of vegetables. It’s quirky, obscure and atheistically pleasing. Not wanting to put any of the other vegetables down, but its nice to see a vegetable that looks like a flower as opposed to the oblong shape so commonly demonstrated by other vegetables.
Artichokes are delicious, good looking and provide an array of important nutrients for your body. Not only are they a great snack but a whole roasted artichoke makes a particularly interesting starter for a dinner party, which when presented to your guests will immediately instigate a plethora of praise.
For those of you that are up for a serious health challenge you can drink the water the artichoke has been boiled in, as this is not only cleansing and nourishing to the liver and digestive tract, but can also help improve skin complexion. However, I warn you, it is a tad plant-ie, so you may want to some honey if you do.