Dips

 

 

Artichokes with Dips 

Print Friendly 

Description:
Artichoke is found in South Europe, North Africa, and the Canary Islands. Ancient Greeks and Romans used artichoke as a digestive aid. It may have health benefits on high cholesterol and indigestion.
Artichokes are nutrient dense and contain 16 essential nutrients. Yet, only 25 calories in a medium one! They provide magnesium, chromium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, iron, calcium, fiber, Vitamin C and folate. They are low in calories and sodium, and have no fat and or cholesterol. As part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet, they help reduce the risk of certain types of heart disease, cancers and birth defects.
They are rich in manganese, which enhances thyroid function. Manganese helps the thyroid gland convert inactive thyroxine into active triiodothyronine, which boosts your metabolism and your mood.


Ingredients:
4 Large Artichokes and a Selection of Dips
See dip recipes below.


Directions:
Wash artichokes under cold running water. Cut off stems at base and remove small bottom leaves. Stand artichokes upright in deep saucepan large enough to hold snugly.

Add 1 teaspoon salt and two to three inches boiling water. (Lemon juice, herbs, garlic powder or onion powder may be added, if desired.)

Cover and boil gently 35 to 45 minutes or until base can be pierced easily with fork. (Add a little more boiling water, if needed.) Turn artichokes upside down to drain. Cool completely; cover and refrigerate to chill. Makes 4 artichokes.


CREAMY THAI DIP
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Makes ¾ cup.
Variation: For "Oriental Dip," omit peanut butter.

HONEY MUSTARD DIP
¼ cup prepared mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Makes ¾ cup.


Nutrient Information:
One serving size of artichoke is 56 g edible portion. One serving of artichoke contains 25 calories, 0 g of fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 70 mg of sodium, 3 g of dietary fiber, 16 g of sugars, and 2 g of protein. It is also a source of calcium, iron and vitamins A, C. [A] Artichoke leaves was found to contain anti-hyperlipidemic sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene glycosides..cynarin, 1,3 dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3-caffeoylquinic acid, and scolymoside [1, 10]. These phenolic compounds are reported to have antimicrobial activties. [11]


Notes: Artichokes remain fairly constant in appearance for weeks, but flavor is adversely affected from the moment they are cut from the stalk. For maximum taste and tenderness, cook as soon as possible. Do not stock up on artichokes. Refrigerate unwashed, in a plastic bag, for up to 1 week.


Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Low Fat, High Fibre


Category: Dips

Submitted By: OK In Health



1 2 3 4 5 6 Next
Connect with Us
facebook    twitter

Ferlow Botanicals


Wellness Tip
Correct Breathing While Lifting
Correct breathing during exercise helps keep blood pressure down and avoid unnecessary stress on the arteries. The National Institute on Aging recommends exhaling while you lift and inhaling as the weights return to their starting position. You should never hold your breath while lifting weights.


Ferlow Botanicals


Wellness Directory
BodyTalk with Bernice - Online Available Everywhere
Specialty: Body Talk
BodyTalk is consciousness based healing, unwinding life's conditioning and subconscious beliefs. BodyTalk enhances physical health by working directly with the body tissues as well.
View Details


Ferlow Botanicals


Event
Ireland Spiritual Journey Tour - Sept 2022 with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Sonya Roy
Date: Sep 12, 2022
Location: Ireland
High Vibrational Ireland Tour with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Sonya Roy
View Details


Ferlow Botanicals


Article
10 Tips Every Successful Writer Needs to Know
I’ve been in the publishing industry for almost three decades and I’ve worked with hundreds of New York Times best-selling authors, renowned speakers, savvy business owners and aspiring writers from around the world. Most of these people—including me—have found that there is no quick and easy road to success. We’ve learned that oftentimes the best way to reach our goals both professionally and financially is by making mistakes and gaining experience from them. Over the years, I’ve discovered...
Full Article


Ferlow Botanicals


Recipe
Vegetarian Coconut Chili
Category: Vegetarian Entrees
Description: This chili has just a hint of coconut to add a tasty twist. If you want a stronger coconut flavour simply replace the vegetable stock with coconut milk.
For much of the last few decades, coconut oil got a bad rap in mainstream media. Critics said it was high in cholesterol and fat, and so many people did not include in in their daily diets. But island populations around the world have celebrated the coconut for centuries for its health benefits, using the meat juice, milk and oil the fruit provides in everything from cooking to disease prevention. Modern medicine is now jumping on the bandwagon and releasing its own findings on the health benefits of coconut.
Full Recipe


Ferlow Botanicals