Meatless Monday-Roasted Artichokes & Fennel with Lemon Parsley Pesto

Happy 2017! I have to confess that I haven’t spent much time creating new recipes over the holidays so I have decided to share a favorite seasonal goodie from last year. If you love artichokes and fennel, then you won’t be disappointed. When roasted, fennel gets sweet and delicate while artichokes deepen in flavor and richness. Roasted garlic is creamy, and mellow enough to eat whole (yep) and caramelized shallots are melt in the mouth delicious. These veggies are all good on their own but when combined with the yummy pesto, made with parsley and pistachios, divine…J

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Who says size doesn’t matter? I mean, this IS the age of supersizing. Picture thick caramelized slices of fennel and quartered artichokes, shallots and garlic, topped with a large dollop of savory Lemon Parsley Pesto.  I’ve made this dish several times and each time I’ve made the slices and wedges bigger and each time it came out better. When roasted, fennel gets sweet and delicate while artichokes deepen in flavor and richness.  Roasted garlic is creamy, and mellow enough to eat whole (yep) and caramelized shallots are melt in the mouth delicious.  These veggies are all good on their own but when combined with the pesto, made with parsley and pistachioes, divine…

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According to legend, the artichoke was created when the smitten Greek god Zeus turned his object of affection into a thistle after being rejected.  Hmmn,  anyone else wonder about the back story?   Despite this thorny beginning, artichokes…

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