Steamed Artichokes

I will always love artichokes because they will remind of my little girl some day in the future when she won’t be as little.Every Sunday this is what plays out at our local farmer’s market:

Simone – “mummy give me $20 so I can pick up my fruits and vegetables for the week.”

I give her the money and we walk thru the various stalls till we come to the farmer that has the most amazing artichoke heads. Simone always stops there. She then checks the price and decides how many artichokes she wants. I make her do math then.

Me – “ So you want 2 and each one is $5. So how much do you pay the farmer?”

Simone – “$10”. (She has been working on her times 2 multiplications lately).

Simone gives her $20 dollars to the farmers and gets her change and we walk away to next stall. She is free to buy fruits/veggies/flowers that she wants to try out during the week with her remaining $10.

I make the artichokes as an after school snack and she completely devours them. She eats every single piece of the artichoke.  Watching her eat this and enjoying it so much has made me want to participate in the artichoke eating. Yes! My 5 year old has taught me to love this vegetable.  Who knew teaching how to eat healthy can go both ways 😉

Not sure I should call this a recipe since it is so simple but this is how I make it and my kid absolutely loves the artichokes.


Steamed Artichokes
  • 1 Large Artichoke Head
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  1. Thinly slice the garlic
  2. Boil water in a pot.
  3. Add the olive oil, garlic and the artichoke head and steam for about 45 minutes.


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