Dice up the
Cook it on low heat with the
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 tsp)
and a few tablespoons of water until soft.
Remove the external leaves from the
, cut off the tips of the internal leaves, clean up the base. Then slice them and place them in a bowl with water and the juice of half a
(this will prevent the artichokes from going black).
Once the onion is ready, add the artichokes to the skillet, season with
Salt (to taste)
Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
, add about 1/2 cup of water, bring to a simmer and cover with a lid until tender - about 30 minutes.
Whole Wheat Penne Pasta (1/2 cup)
in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente.
Drain it and add it to the skillet, stir, cover and keep cooking for 3-5 more minutes.
Stir in the
Cream Cheese (1 Tbsp)
Fresh Parsley (to taste)
Fresh Mint (to taste)
Serve it up with some
Grated Parmesan Cheese (1 Tbsp)