Mondays are back to vegan, with a quick light dinner to balance our open menu weekend. We start with artichoke and then move on to a warm corn salad. If you’ve never cooked an artichoke before and you would like pictorial directions, there’s a well illustrated site here.
Artichokes and Corn Salad
- 3 artichokes
- 4 ears of corn
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 5 small sweet bell peppers
- 1 red Anjou pear
- baby mixed greens
- 1 cup almonds
Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot. Prep the artichoke by rinsing in cold water, then cutting off the stem and very top of artichoke with a sharp knife. Use kitchen scissors to trim the tops off the rest of the leaves. Shuck the corn.
Add the artichokes to the water and boil until a leaf pulls off easily, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove the artichokes and replace with corn. Corn should take about 9 minutes to boil. The steam coming off the corn will have a faint sweet fragrance when it is done.
Rinse the carrots, peppers, and pear. Chop into bite sized chunks into a large bowl. Toast almonds in a small pan on medium high heat, shaking the pan often to keep from burning. I usually remove and chop them, but I was in a bit of a hurry tonight.
Warm 3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/8 tsp salt to the pan when the almonds are finished. Drain the artichokes and serve as an appetizer with the sauce.
Cut the corn off the cob with a sharp knife, into the bowl with the veggies. Mix lightly. Serve greens into each bowl and top with the veggie mix. Serve with a light vinaigrette.
The doctrine of Christ exceedeth all the doctrines of holy men; and he that hath the Spirit, will find therein the hidden manna. (Rev.2:17) But it falleth out, that many who hear the Gospel of Christ, feel little desire after it, because they have not the Spirit of Christ. (Rom.8:9) But whosoever will fully and with relish understand the words of Christ, must endeavor to conform his life wholly to the life of Christ. (Thomas Kempis 1380-1471)
(Rev. 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To hi who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows except he who receives it.)
(Rom.8:9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if it is that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him.)