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Summertime….and the livin’ is easy
Posted By Blanchbiz On June 27, 2010 @ 8:55 am In Recipes,Side Dishes,Vegetarian Meals | 1 Comment
Well, it’s not like I haven’t been cooking all this time…it’s just that I haven’t been blogging about it!! Shame on me…I know! I am happy to report that we are still following our great new healthy eating plan and I have some fabulous recipes to share with you.
One of the evening meals on our 90 day plan calls for artichokes as a side dish. They don’t give you a recipe so I took the liberty to make grilled artichokes – which is our favorite way to eat them. (well there’s a Paula Deen artichoke dip that’s awesome, but healthy it’s not. So let’s not torture ourselves by talking about that right now).
Okay, back to the grilled artichokes: this could not be any easier.
Trim 2 artichokes (go here  for a video about that) and cover with cold water and two quartered lemons in a large stockpot. Bring water to a boil and simmer for about 30 mins. Carefully remove the artichokes, let them cool for a while and cut in half.
While the artichokes are simmering, make a basting sauce:
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme
1/2 lemon, juiced
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pre-heat grill to medium high heat.
Place on grill with cut side down….grill for about 5 minutes (keep an eye on them so they don’t start to burn!). Turn and grill cut side up for another 5 minutes or so.
Enjoy….if you try it, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!
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