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Hello all and Happy Friday!

I hope you had a very happy and filling Thanksgiving yesterday! If you received a delivery from us on Tuesday and used your items for your meal, we would love to hear how! Share your recipes on our Facebook page!

We are super excited about having artichokes this week. It has been a while and they are just so delicious! Not to mention, they are full of nutrients, especially California artichokes! One large artichoke contains only 25 calories, no fat, 170 milligrams of potassium, and is a good source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium and dietary fiber. The trick is to keep dressings, sauces and dips low in fat, too.

A little History: Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region, an area of the world with one of the lowest rates of chronic disease and one of the highest life expectancies. Today’s health professionals continue to recommend a low fat diet with at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day to reduce the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. This type of diet combined with daily physical activity promotes lifelong health.

How to Prepare: Artichokes rock because you can make them in so many ways! Eat them plain, add them to soup, make them into a salad, the ideas are endless! We found this awesome website with every way an artichoke could be cooked, including our recipe of the week!  Check it out here!

We are also very excited to have radishes this week! Radishes are great because they contain cancer-protective properties. Plus, they are super versatile for cooking!

A Little History: Throughout history radishes have been effective when used as a medicinal food for liver disorders.  They contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals that increase the flow of bile.  Therefore, they help to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver, and improve digestion.  Fresh radish roots contain a larger amount of vitamin C than cooked radish roots.  Radish greens, contain far more vitamin C, calcium, and protein than
the roots.

How to Prepare: Like artichokes, radishes are great additions to dishes. They are also delicious sliced raw and tossed with oil and vinegar for a quick salad. There are so many ways to use radishes and we found a great site with the best 20 recipes!

Do you have your own favorite radish recipe? Feel free to share on here or on our Facebook page!

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