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Nero Black Radish Chips


  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Radish Chips

  • 1 bunch nero radishes (5-7 radishes)
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Olive oil


  1. Slice radishes into very thin slices (if you have a julienne slicer, this is a great time to dust if off and use it! 🙂 )
  2. Coat in olive oil
  3. Prep baking sheet by covering it in parchment paper or a baking sheet liner
  4. Lay out radishes so they there is no overlap on the pan. Use two baking sheets if necessary.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, turn over and bake until the edges start to brown and the radishes become chip like
  6. Note: If you have different thicknesses of radishes (as I did because I cut them by hand), you will want to take out the little chips early on so they don’t burn.

Roasted Cardamom Roots

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cardomom Radishes
Note: You can use any root vegetables for this recipe—beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, etc. The photo above features purple daikon radishes and chioggia beets)

  • 3-1/2 lb. roots (Ex. Purple-top turnips, Purple Daikon Radishes, Chioggia Beets, etc.)
  • 3 TBSP oil
  • Salt
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro (or a mix of parsley and mint)


  1. Preheat over to 450 degrees
  2. Peeled and cut your root veggies into 3/4-inch cubes or wedges
  3. Toss in olive oil, spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes (make sure to give them a toss at the halfway point)
  4. Mix butter, maple syrup, vanilla, red pepper, coriander, cardamon and lemon juice in pan. Heat up and reduce slightly until the mixture begins to resemble a glaze.
  5. Add roots and coat in glaze.
  6. Once the glaze is fully absorbed and coated on the veggies, toss in the cilantro and serve!

Purple Daikon Phad Thai

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  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: medium, spiralizer needed
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (or oil of choice)
  • Tofu or chicken (prepared separately and added at the end)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup diced shallot
  • ½ cup diced chives
  • ½ cup diced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 small lime, cut into wedges
  • 3-4 purple daikon radishes, spiralized (depending on how many people you want to feed).
  • For the sauce:
    • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1.5 tablespoon chili sauce (I used Thai chili garlic sauce)
    • 1.5 tablespoon honey


Things to prepare and set aside beforehand (or during wait time)

  1. Scramble the eggs.
  2. Whisk sauce ingredients together.
  3. Place the peanuts into a food processor and pulse until lightly ground.
  4. Spiralize your radishes.

Main directions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Heat oil, add in the chicken or tofu and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.Turn the heat down to low and set the chicken aside on a plate, using tongs or a slotted spoon.
  2. Add in the daikon noodles, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat the noodles in the juices. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until daikon has softened. Remove from pan.
  3. Add the garlic and shallots into the pan and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add in the sauce and then the flour, turn the heat back up to medium and whisk quickly so that the flour dissolves and the sauce thickens.
  5. Once the sauce is thick, add back in the daikon noodles and toss to combine thoroughly, tossing until noodles are completely coated in the sauce.
  6. Combine the chicken, eggs and half the ground peanuts.
  7. Plate onto dishes and garnish with scallions, cilantro, and the rest of the ground peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.
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Napa Cabbage Picnic Salad

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Napa Cabbage Salad
The salad:

  • 6 cups Napa cabbage (chopped)
  • 2 cups Pak Choi (chopped)
  • 1 cup sliced Radishes
  • 12 oz Snow peas

The dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne, powder
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp Sesame oil, toasted
  •  ½ cilantro, chopped
  • 2/3 cup Almonds (as a topping


  1. Spread almond slivers out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes, until nicely browned. OR toast in stick-free or cast-iron skillet on medium high, stirring frequently until browned. Set aside.
  2. Combine cabbage, pak choi, peas, radishes, green onions, cilantro in a large bowl. Can make this step a day or two ahead.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, ginger, and cayenne until sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the mayonnaise.
  4. When ready to serve, gently combine the dressing and almonds with the
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Vegetarian Carbonara with Summer Greens


Recipe of the week, June 25:
Vegetarian Carbonara with Summer Greens (A big thanks to local blog, Shut Up & Cook, for sharing this awesome recipe!)

Carbonara is typically made with pancetta or bacon, but I didn’t have any and thought a vegetarian twist on the Italian classic might work. The radishes give it some nice bulk, and when the beaten egg is slowly added as you vigorously toss the pasta you get a rich sauce you’d swear had heavy cream in it.


  • 1 lb pasta, whatever is in the cupboard
  • 3 TB Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 1 bundle of radishes, about 6, washed and thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • 1 bunch chard, washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 bag spinach, washed
  • 1/2 cup chives, thinly sliced (this seems like a lot, but is delicious and gives it a nice kick)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup good parmesan cheese grated, plus more to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat, cook the garlic in the olive oil until just beginning to turn golden, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium, add the radishes and the leeks, and cook until turning translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. Add the chard and spinach, returning heat to low, and cook until wilted and radishes and leeks fully cooked, another 5 minutes.
  5. To assemble take the warm pasta (you don’t want it too hot or the egg will scramble), and vigorously tossing with tongs slowly add the beaten egg, until it creates a rich coating.
  6. Add the chard/spinach mixture, chives, and the parmesan and continue tossing vigorously until all nicely mixed and coated.
  7. Serve with additional parmesan to taste and truffle salt.