I can see where this would be very good when you're not feeling well. It's mild, but not entirely bland. I used fresh garlic instead of powder. I felt the texture was a bit too thin. I think I would add a diced potato next time and that would help thicken the texture. I'd also add some fresh herbs and some other spices to pick up the flavor a bit. I do love artichokes, so I would make this again with the additions mentioned. Thanx!