Why Did I Choose The Artichoke? - A Cultivated Living

SEE NOW

Thanks For Sharing!

SEE NOW

Thanks For Sharing!

AS SEEN on

SHOP THE PANTRY

shop my pantry favorites

WHAT ARE THE BEST LOW CARB INGREDIENTS?

READ MORE

AVOCADO, EGG & ARUGULA SALAD WITH LEMON...

FOOD + RECIPES

READ MORE

INSIDE VILLA MANDRA: A SUMMER HOME IN MYKONOS

DECORATING + DESIGN

READ MORE

FRA DIAVOLO
SEAFOOD STEW

FOOD + RECIPES

YOUR FAVORITES

READ MORE

EATING WITH THE SEASONS:
JANUARY

FOOD + RECIPES

WHAT'S IN SEASON THIS MONTH?

GET THE RECIPE

PUMPKIN SPICE DONUTS WITH CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

KETO BAKING

THE LATEST

MEET JOANNA

I'm a designer, creator, cook, and gardener living in Vermont. A Cultivated Living is where my life in design meets my love of cooking. Here I share inspiration and recipes for a healthy home, garden, and life... focusing on delicious, shareable low carb and keto meals. When I changed my eating, it changed my life. Find out how here:

WELCOME TO

I'M JOANNA
REVERS

Hello

Why Did I Choose The Artichoke?

From Joanna

Last Updated on July 13, 2020

Purple Artichoke Flowers

Why did I choose the artichoke as the symbol of my new blog and brand?⠀


The short answer: It’s a food, a flower, a powerful nutritional and medicinal plant, one of the first foods I used as a substitute in the keto diet, and it’s a symbol of hope and prosperity.⠀

The artichoke is an amazing food, it is actually not a vegetable, but a thistle. Artichokes are low in fat, high in fiber, and packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium. They are one of the most antioxidant-rich of all the “vegetables”.⠀

Their flavor is amazing, lending itself to anything from a bright, fresh salad to a creamy, unctuous dip or aioli.⠀

They are a large, prickly plant. Growing them is sometimes more for the novelty than for a substantial yield. If left unpicked they turn into an intriguing and beautiful purple flower, the artichoke opens into a purple thistle. I have often used these fresh and dried in arrangements and decorations. (I will be growing some this year so we’ll see.)⠀

The Artichoke Plant With Purple Artichoke Flowers

In it’s medicinal use, the artichoke or artichoke leaf, is said to lower blood sugar levels and improve digestion, heart health, and liver health.

Artichokes are an ancient plant from the Mediterranean. At their core they have a very tender heart which is protected by strong outer layers – lending themselves to deep symbolism. They represent hope and prosperity.

For me, the artichoke represents what I hope to share here… delicious, nutritious, healthy foods… beautiful flowers, decor, and design… and things that are meaningful.⠀

Do you like artichokes? What’s your favorite way to eat them? Let me know in the comments below!


Artichoke Food Images By Joanna Revers / Artichoke Flower Images By Markus Winkler .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CULTIVATED

cul·​ti·​vat·​ed | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-təd


Grown And Nurtured.
Refined In Taste.
Meaningfully Made.

CULTIVATED

CULTIVATED

CULTIVATED

CULTIVATED

CULTIVATED

CULTIVATED

CULTIVATED