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Artichokes with Fresh Lemons

This is one of my favourite meals! There are modern recipes with artichokes, but this is a very traditional one. My mother taught me how to make it.

Vegan recipe

This dish is part of the many vegan recipes the Greeks have. Did you know that according to Orthodox tradition the Greek people eat vegan 175 days of the year? These days are divided over 12 months and are based on the religious calendar, for example the fasting period that starts 40 days before Easter.

You can find good quality artichokes in the frozen section of your supermarket, but I prefer to buy mine fresh from the market in Poros-town. Look how beautiful they are!

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We use only the hearts of the artichokes.

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To prevent the artichoke hearts from turning black, put them in a bowl with water and lemon.

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All the ingredients are cut and ready to go into the pan.

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And now we have a delicious, healthy meal!

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