Artichoke Spinach dip

1-2 fresh artichoke

1 package fresh spinach

3/4 cup mayonnaise

2 1/2 cups of cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, asiago or Monterey jack or blend of cheeses) any kind of white cheese should work.

1/2 diced onion

3-4 garlic cloves

2-4 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup sour cream (full fat)

Salt and pepper to taste

Dash of cayenne

Dash of celery salt

Dash of smoked chipotle Tabasco

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp liquid smoke

My pressure cooker came with a canning rack which comes in handy and keeps the artichoke from sitting in the water at the bottom. I cook the artichoke in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes on the steam setting with 1/2 cup of water in the bottom not going over rack at the bottom. You can season if you like but there is really enough seasoning in the dip and you don’t want to end up with an overly salty dip.

Cook down the spinach with onions and garlic in a pot on the stovetop. Add liquid smoke and Tabasco to have some liquid in the pot until onions and garlic have cooked and are no longer crunchy. Salt and pepper the spinach to taste. Once with spinach is wilted add in the sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese. Continue stirring on low heat until all incorporated and it is thick and creamy.

Once the artichoke has finished cooking in the pressure cooker and is cool enough to handle, scrape the meat off the leaves, chop up the heart and stem adding all of it to the spinach mixture.

Add in your choice of cheeses and stir all together on low until cheeses are stringy and melted.

Set oven to broil and place the mixture into a shallow dish. Top with more cheese which will brown under the broiler creating a beautiful toasty dip.

Eat with chips, pork rinds for keto people, vegetables or crackers.

Enjoy!

Tasty topping for fruit

This is my favorite fruit topping. It’s great with fresh fruit or you can bake it on top of fresh fruit like a crisp. This is full of fiber and if you use Siggis yogurt it’s full of protein as well.

1 cup sliced coconut or Gf oats (or 1/2 cup of each)
1/2 cup almonds finely ground into meal
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
4 tbsp melted unsalted butter
2-3 tbsp of Siggis vanilla yogurt 5.3 oz ( I use whole container if just eating with fresh fruit)
1-2 tsp vanilla bean paste. 1 tsp almond paste extract

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl adding melted butter before adding yogurt. Dip fresh fruit in and enjoy.

Core apples or fruit of your choice and line the bottom of a glass bowl, stuff apples with mix and over the top of the fruit. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes like a crustless cobbler. Top with whipped cream if desired.