Lemon and Artichoke Paella with Pumpkin

Lemon & Artichoke Paella

To get all the pleasure of artichokes without the pain of preparing spiky fresh ones, I pop open a can. Of course, fresh artichokes taste, well, fresher, but for this dish, canned artichokes soak up the seasonings and meld into the rice beautifully. Pumpkin puree takes the place of tomatoes here, resulting in a creamier dish with earthy warmth.