Healthy hearty bites

I have been craving artichokes all week, and yesterday I was delighted when my mom turned up with a basket full!
With a little help from my dear Master Chefs, Lilia and Thomas, I prepared a delish and totally easy, healthy recipe for lunch…
For this recipe, cut out the leaves as you will only use the artichoke hearts. Cut the hearts in two and put them in a pan with whatever vegetables you fancy. I  used carrots, but you can use potatoes, zucchinis or whatever other colorful combination you like. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, tarragon, parsley and a touch of paprika and throw in some bay leaves. Add a splash of water and throw in the oven. 30-45 minutes later, you can enjoy this absolutely mouth-watering dish..! Yummy!

About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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