Simple Steamed Artichoke
I’ve always thought artichokes were so beautiful and it’s no wonder considering they’re actually a flower bud! If not harvested, the artichoke blooms into a gorgeous violet-blue flower that is stunning!
Cooking an artichoke by wrapping it tightly in foil (like a Hershey Kiss), putting it in my steamer, and living my life for one hour is something I often do. I love cooking artichokes because there is such little effort for such a yummy snack. It turned out perfectly, aside from the less than vibrant color. Despite smothering it generously in fresh lemon juice, I have yet to find a hack that keeps artichokes from dulling. The mayo is seasoned with sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. I eyeballed it, so don’t have exact measurements, but start with less seasoning and taste until you get it where you want.
Some people ask me how I get my kids to eat random things like an artichoke. While my kids are extremely adventurous with food now, that wasn’t always the case. Something I would do when they were littler is change up their food experience to make eating the food more interesting. Simply ditching the plates and making a snack board can make all the difference!