I found this in Cooking Light in an article about fresh spring vegetables. This one uses two of those, baby artichokes and asparagus. Baby artichokes are tiny artichokes (usually no bigger than a large egg) that are completely edible (except the stem). For proper-sized baby artichokes, only the outer-most layer of leaves needs to be pulled off. If your artichokes are bigger than egg-sized, it is a good idea to remove the leaves until you get to the heart to avoid any bitterness. Pappardelle is a very wide ribbon pasta. If you can't find it, use the widest ribbon pasta you can find (usually fettuccine). And if you are like me and usually forget to reserve pasta water, a little chicken broth or even the soaking water from the artichokes can be used. Vegan without cheese or with a substitute.