As I cross “being vegan for a month” off of my 30 Things To Do Before 30 list, I am excited to get back to my old pals cheese and butter, but I’m extremely happy that I was able to consume animal free products for an entire month.

Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

During the 30 days, I must say that my body didn’t feel any different than it normally does with a vegetarian diet. I expected a big change and surge of energy like a lot of the books I read said I would, but I simply didn’t. This could be because I watch what I eat, making sure to take in the right amount of protein, whole grains and nutrients from fruits and vegetables anyway. But it’s good to know that I must be doing something right day to day!

The biggest thing I learned after this process, was that reducing the amount of dairy I eat is definitely needed and that I need to cook more vegan foods! I experimented with a few, and was absolutely delighted with the results. Vegan cooking and baking is something I definitely want to get into more. Some of my favorite vegan recipes were my Kale Salad with Oranges, Almonds and Avocado, my Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Bread and Cheeky Kitchen’s Taco Pasta Shells.

Also, if you want to check out great vegan bloggers see:
Healthy Happy Life
Oh She Glows
Post Punk Kitchen

Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

Anyway, the process was fun. And as I mentioned I’m super happy to get back to all things cheese and butter. This is a recipe I found on Tasty Kitchen and can genuinely say it is now one of my favorite foods. No joke. This is a MUST on your kitchen table.

Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

To make this bread gather your fresh herbs. Our stars are parsley, dill, basil and chives (from left to right).

Herbs

Throw the chopped herbs into a food processor along with the marinated artichoke hearts.

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It’s time for feta, butter, and garlic. Oh my! Pulse that goodness until it’s nice and smooth.

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Eat with a spoon. You’re done!…kidding.

Artichoke Feta Spread

Slice the bread in 1-inch slices, stopping before the base of the bread. Stuff the bread with the mixture. Wrap in the bread in foil and bake for 25 minutes. Serve while hot!

Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

Love.

Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread
Recipe taken from Tasty Kitchen
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
½ cups parsley, chopped
¼ cups dill, chopped
8 basil leaves, chopped
¼ cups chives, chopped
6 whole marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
6 cloves garlic
¼ cups Feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 stick butter
1 whole Italian loaf of bread

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Chop the first 4 ingredients and place them in a food processor. Blend. Add artichoke hearts. Blend. Add the garlic, feta, softened butter and salt and pepper to the food processor and mix until smooth.

Slice the bread in 1-inch slices, stopping before the base of the bread. Stuff the bread with the mixture.

Wrap in the bread in foil and bake for 25 minutes. Serve while hot.

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29 Responses to Artichoke Feta Garlic Bread

  1. ecavalla says:

    wow- looking scrumptious!

  2. Monet says:

    I so admire your challenge! But this bread….wow, it looks so very good. Thank you for sharing it with us! I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long. We’ve been packing/moving, and I’m just now starting to catch up with all my favorites. Anyway, I’m very glad to be back and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Ahu says:

    Oh my god I just drooled…this looks amazing.

  4. Tracey says:

    Love reading about your vegan month, so interesting to hear how you feel now that it’s over. I’m not sure I could do a whole month but food for thought anyway. This bread sounds completely amazing, I wish I had some here for lunch!

  5. Oh man, I might need to attempt to make this vegan! I know vegan butter isn’t exactly the same, but it would do the trick : )

  6. Paola @gnom-gnom says:

    I actually also went vegan for a couple of months a few years back, but eventually did go back to ‘normal’ eating (I didn’t feel any better or worse, but missed cheese terribly haha). Although my bakes are still mostly vegan (and gf).

    And this bread? The perfect welcome back to mainstream eating! I love the feta in there- have seen this like that and it sounds delicious!

  7. Nikki says:

    You should include some sort of warning to not read this if you have yet to eat lunch. I am drooling at my desk!!

  8. Great job with your vegan challenge – Impressive! I’m pretty sure I could eat the filling with the spoon, no joke :)

  9. Great job on going vegan for a month. I think no cheese would be the hardest for me.

    Love this bread!! I think I might add this to my xmas party list.

  10. Villy says:

    Oh my!! This is fantastic!! What’s not to love?

  11. Ashley Bee says:

    Oh goodness this looks devine! Like an artichoke pesto, yummm! And the pre-made bread makes it so easy :)

  12. sippitysup says:

    Welcome back to the fold. This looks like a just reward. GREG

  13. Jacquelyn B says:

    Just sent you an email, but I’ll repeat what I said here: this looks amazing! Nice work!

  14. Mmm..sounds amazing! Must try! I usually make sweet desserts and pastries but i must try this one! haven’t seen a recipe like this in Sweden yet.

  15. Katrina this is simply gorgeous!!!!!

  16. Red says:

    Very impressive to go vegan for a month! I stuck to a vegan diet for two weeks once in an effort to detox and it was rough (I’m a carnivore), but you’re right, you learn so much and you get to experiment with foods you previously never considered (for me cauliflower and beans). The bread looks beautiful and perfect for upcoming college bowl season :)

  17. This artichoke bread looks and sounds sooo good! And kudos for going vegan for a whole month, that’s more dedication than I’d have. :)

  18. Oh, wow, this looks so tasty – my family would surely enjoy this!!

  19. Feta, butter, fresh herbs….all my favorite things!

  20. Chef Randall says:

    wonderful blog here. You can almost smell the food cooking when one enters your blog.
    With your permission I would like to make a vlog about this recipe linking back to your blog? Please let me know. My blog is savorthefood.wordpress.com . join to follow if you like, it’s FREE.
    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

  21. That is one nice looking garlic bread! I am liking all of the fresh herbs in there!

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