Monday, January 9, 2017

Daikon Radish: What is it, and how do I eat it!!!

This root veggie is one of our most asked about products!!! If you don't know what this is it is a Daikon Radish! The daikon radish is a mild flavored winter-radish with varieties ranging in size from 8-20 inches long, with the largest variety, sakurajima daikon radish weighing in at up to 100 lbs!!!
This vegetable is an excellent source of Potassium and Vitamin C!
A quick and easy way to add root vegetables to your diet is by making a delicious salad! Check out the recipe below and try it out for lunch, dinner, or an interesting side dish!!!
BCD (Broccoli, Carrot, and Daikon) Salad 
¥ 8 ounces daikon radish
* peel and slice 1-inch pieces (or smaller)
¥ 6 ounces peeled carrots
*slice in to 1-inch pieces (or smaller)
¥ 6 ounces broccoli florets
*cut into small pieces
¥ 1 cup chopped green onions
¥ 1/3 cup of your favorite vinegar (balsamic works great)
¥ 2 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
¥ 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
¥ Garlic to taste
¥ ¼ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
¥ ¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley
After the vegetables and herbs are cut and washed transfer them to medium bowl. Add green onions. Combine vinegar, ginger, oil, and garlic sauce in a separate small bowl to blend; pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Season with sea salt and black pepper and serve.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Kohlrabi: what it is and what to do with it! RECIPE!!!

According to Wikipedia, "Kohlrabi is an annual vegetable, and is a low, stout cultivar of cabbage. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked. Edible preparations are made with both the stem and the leaves."
At the #FlintFreshMobileMarket we know it as a great conversation starter because many people have never had Kohlrabi...and if they have (often times in stir fry dishes or egg rolls) they thought it was cabbage! 
Kohlrabi is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is just what we need to help us to stay healthy during these cold Michigan winters! 
If you are interested in trying Kohlrabi you can pick some up from the #MobileMarket tomorrow at our indoor site located at the Neighborhood Engagement Hub, 3216 Martin L King in Flint from 10am-2pm. We have listed a delicious winter soup recipe that is perfect to try while enjoying the season!!!
¥ 2 Tablespoons olive oil
¥ 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¥ 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
¥ 1 cup chopped leeks, white and light green parts only
¥ 1 onion, diced
¥ 1 teaspoon sea salt
¥ 1 large potato, cut into 1/2 inch thick chunks (about 1 cup)
¥ 1 large or two small kohlrabi, greens and stems removed and cut into 1/2 inch thick chunks (about 2 1/2 cups)
¥ 4 cups vegetable broth
¥ 1 bay leaf
¥ 1 can Great Northern Beans
¥ 1/2 cup chopped dried or fresh parley
¥ ¼ cup fresh cilantro for garnish
¥ drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to finish
Heat the olive in a large pot over medium heat. 
Add the crushed red pepper flakes, thyme, leeks and onion. 
Cook, stirring often, until the onions begin to soften and become fragrant. About 5 minutes.
Add the salt, potato, kohlrabi, vegetable broth and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
Take out the bay leaf and puree the soup in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. You may need to add the soup in batches and adjust seasonings as needed. Add fresh cilantro as a garnish when you are ready to serve.
Return to the pan and keep on low heat until ready to serve. Enjoy with a rustic bread.