As far as my eating habits go, it has been really hard not to have my dad here to keep me accountable. In this past week I ate a whole pecan pie by myself, chocolate bars every day, and French toast with tons of syrup and mimosas for breakfast. I really love my sweets. Thankfully, I also really love my veggies. Got some spinach in my organic basket this week. It was my first time seeing spinach with the stems and all. Beautiful 🙂
I also made roasted sweet potatoes with honey and cinnamon. They were even better than the mashed yams I made a while ago. Just ordered more for next week. However, my favorite dish this week was the steamed artichokes. So amazingly delicious that I didn’t even need a dipping sauce with it.
Steamed Artichokes with Garlic
6 garlic cloves
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 whole artichokes
A bit of garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and olive oil to season the water
Pan with a steamer basket
Cut off the stems of the artichokes close to the base. Cut off the top inch of the artichokes. Trim the tips of the petals. Rub the artichokes with half a lemon.
Put some water in the pan and add a bit of garlic salt, Italian seasoning, olive oil, and the juice of half a lemon to it.
Peel the garlic cloves and slice them in half. Tuck the slices of into artichokes leaves. Drizzle olive oil inside them too. Put the artichokes on the steamer basket and cover. Steam over low-medium heat for about 40 minutes.
Makes 2 servings of 200 calories each.