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Creamy Artichoke Dip

You can't go wrong with this Creamy Artichoke Dip. It's packed with gut health nutrients, simple, and a perfect addition to your next picnic or cookout! Ingredients: • 1 cup pre-cooked artichoke hearts • (Can use a can of artichoke hearts or frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and heated slightly) • 1 cup fresh baby spinach • 1 cup live plain yogurt • 1 BPA-free can of organic cannelloni beans • 2 garlic cloves • Juice of half a lemon or 2 T • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or oil from the artichokes • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast • 1 t white miso • ¼ cup organic Italian parsley Direction: Add all ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Can top crackers with this dip or...

Slow Steamed Artichokes

Artichokes are great prebiotics and make your good gut microbes incredibly happy. When they are happy they will reward you with health benefits. Artichokes can be intimidating but are well worth the effort. Try with a Lemon Dijon dipping sauce or with a vinaigrette in place of butter. Ingredients: 4-6 artichokes 1 1/2 cups water 2 T olive oil 3 slices of lemon 2 cloves of garlic Directions Cut stems flush with the base of the artichoke so it can stand flat. Cut an inch off the top and snip off the tips of leaves. Arrange artichokes stem end down and packed together in a slow cooker. Add water, lemon, and garlic. Cover and cook on low until each leaf are tender and separates without resistance (about 7...