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The Green Life: Easy Veggie Recipes: Artichoke Hearts

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February 28, 2012

Easy Veggie Recipes: Artichoke Hearts

ArtichokesWhether you're a pro with a stove or a klutz in the kitchen, it is easy bein' green. This week's video series with chef Annie Somerville will showcase simple, healthy vegetarian recipes. Do try this at home. 

Tip #2: Demystify the Artichoke

Wondering where to begin with this mysterious vegetable? Start by choosing a 'choke with an even green color — avoid brown discoloration or loose, cracked leaves — then rub or squeeze the vegetable and listen for a squeak. Once you've chosen your squeaky produce, cut to the heart of the artichoke, pair with lemon juice, water, olive oil, and herbs (bay leaves, sage, thyme, and marjoram). Garnish the cooked mixture with olives and shaved pecorino.

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions:

 image by iStockphoto/YinYang

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