Tasty Tuesday: Yes, We Eat Radishes

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Before we begin today’s post, we have sad news to share.  For those of you who regularly read our comments, you will note an almost daily visit from our loving friend, Miss Wendy.  We featured her treasured Barkely for our first Black and White Sunday post.   as well as a post on a few of our Cyber Pals.   Sadly, Barkley crossed OTRB yesterday and Miss Wendy and her family have aching hearts.  If you feel comfortable, please send them your support through us, as Miss Wendy doesn’t have a blog.  We know they will find your kindness meaningful.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our twenty-ninth participating post!

When Mom works at our Farmers Market, she often finds that humans scoff (VBP –Vocab Building Project) at the gorgeous family of radishes.  Mom loves to grow watermelon radishes, however, we also eat the traditional magenta orbs, the Easter Egg Collection, Daikon radishes, French radishes and such.   Radishes are fat burners, crunchy, and have a slightly bitter taste which can round out many dishes.

Today, we offer a pre-holiday cleansing salad from a fellow IIN alum, Alex Jamieson.

Refreshing and Cleansing Radish Salad

  • 2 cups peeled and thinly sliced daikon radishes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green apple, sliced into half-moons
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, sliced into half-moons
  • 1 red radish, grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown rice syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 leaves fresh mint and cilantro (optional)

1. Combine daikon, apple, carrot, onion, and red radish in a large mixing bowl.

2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, rice syrup, lime juice, and salt.

3. Pour the liquid over the vegetables and toss well to combine. Garnish with mint and cilantro, if desired, and serve.

Another crunchy, radish day.


57 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday: Yes, We Eat Radishes

  1. Very sorry to hear about Barkely. Run fast, run free Barkely. Please give my best to Miss Wendy and her family.

    I myself love radishes, but I didn’t know there was such a variety! And please Jetty, what do you mean by ‘cleansing?’

    • Hey Lady Litchi, Hey Boks, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      We hope that by virtue of reading your comment it means that your computer is healthier? Did you feed it radishes?

      Thank you for writing your thoughtful condolences for Miss Wendy. We know she will find comfort in all our blogpals words of support.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your friend’s Barkely crossing The Bridge. We will keep Miss Wendy and her family in our prayers.
    We have never heard of dogs eating and liking radishes. It sounds like they would be good for everyone to eat. Hugs and nose kisses

      • Hey Chancy, Jet here. Hi Miss Mag.

        Oh, Chancy, try a thin slice at first, may we recommend a dollop of peanut butter on it? Mom started Koko, *OTRB* with carrots and a smidge of PB, and then eliminated the PB and voila! She ate veggies! So, by the time I joined the family, Mom just threw a tidbit of each veggie as she made her salads and we loved it! JJ picked up the pattern quickly and now she enjoys each tidbit as well!

    • Hey Misaki, Jet here.

      Mom didn’t like them either until she learned how healthy they were and then she decided to find a way to like them! Oh yes, I know you would, give them a try! 🙂

  3. Radishes?? I am not sure I could ever convince Blueberry that was food – in order to do that I would have to eat one myself. 😉 Glad to know you are so extra healthy!

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend losing Barkely. That is sad news indeed and my thoughts and prayers are with her as she goes through this. It is never easy to lose a best furry friend. Hugs from me, licks from Blueberry. 😦

    • Hey Blueberry, Jet here.

      Gotta go with the flow… I learned early on in my adoption that Casa Jet likes veggies and fruits a lot! Koko, my sweet golden sister (OTRB), showed me how to enjoy these tidbits. You see, when Mom adopted Koko, Dr. Schaffer said Koko needed to drop 20! (Do you know what that means?) He recommended the carrot diet and Mom took it from there. Then, Mom needed to show the children she taught that her dog ate healthier than they did! See… I had NO CHOICE! JJ, Little Miss, I’ll Try Anything Because I’m So Happy, Happy, tries whatever I do! 🙂

      Thank you for your supportive words and sentiments, we’ll share with Miss Wendy.

    • Hey Kirby, Jet here.

      Mom says she thinks it’s ok minus the onion… however, we always watch our citrus intake… Sugar recently had a great post about orange juice you may want to check on… You can always sub apple juice! Also, Mom thinks you may need to tone down the cilantro and mint… 🙂 Let us know how it goes!

  4. Those radishes look like little red balls! And anything that looks like a ball is a good thing, right? As fur me….I love lettuce!

    We’re so sorry to hear about Barkely. Please pass on lots of hugs from all of us.

    (Note from Mom….we would love to add Barkely to the October edition of “Our Rainbow Friends” even though he didn’t have a blog of his own. Go to http://ourrainbowfriends.blogspot.com for the details or email us at ourrainbowfriends@gmail.com )

    • Hey Amber, Jet here.

      Hope your having a really swell day my little furiend. Oh yes, give it a try, Amber. Our mini-doxie friend, Dixie, is the BEST tennis ball retriever, according to Mom. 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words of condolence, we know you know how Miss Wendy and her family feel more than most. 😦

      How very thoughtful, we’ll have Miss Wendy look at your comment and follow the instructions, you are most generous of heart. 🙂

  5. We are so so sorry for Barkely. We know it must hurt for Miss. Wendy. We send ((purrs and hugs)).

    Regarding radishes, only my human eats (and loves) them. Nope, not even the male human likes them! My human kept your recipe to prepare it at some point =^.^=


    • Hey Texas, Jet here. Hi Miss Carine.

      Mom says radishes can be an acquired taste… she learned to eat them about 10 years ago when she found out how beneficial they were!

      Thanks for your kind purrs and hugs for Miss Wendy. We know she will read them.

  6. Woof! Woof! Mom loves radish. Yes its bitter that is why I did not like it. Mom did not know about the different kinds of radish. What are Daikon??? Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
    Sending Lots of Golden LOVE to Miss Wendy. Golden Woofs

    • Hey Sugar, Jet here.

      Sugar, thought you would enjoy the crunch, maybe with a little peanut butter??? Daikon – imagine a carrot about 2″ in diameter about 12 inches long and white! We like them because they are easier and faster to cut, grate, chop, etc… Mom says sometimes they are less expensive/lb than the pretty pink ones!

    • Hey Emma, Jet here. (Hi Katie)

      Yes, it does feel like the frequency of crossing over has increased of late. Mom reminds us about the circle of life, but, gosh, it’s still so sad…

      We will share your thoughtful condolences with Miss Wendy.

    • Hey Louise, Hey Sofie, Jet here.

      Thank you for your kind words… yes, we’re quite sad for Miss Wendy today.

      No carrots either??? OMD! (maybe you just need to start by adding a dot of peanut butter to your veggies!!!

    • Hey Urban Hounds, Jet here. Hi Miss Kate.

      We tried to comment on your pumpkin post today, however, no luck. Now we get spammy stuff when we try to link up to your blog, so, forgive us.

  7. Seriously? There’s more than one kind of radish?!

    My heart goes out to Miss Wendy with her loss. That’s absolutely heartbreaking. Please send giant hugs her way.

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Flea.

      Indeed, there are many and each carries a different taste. Mom prefers the typical magenta, the Easter Egg, the Watermelon (her fave) and the daikon. The spicy black radish eludes (VBP) her.

      Will do, Miss Wendy is a great hugger, so, she will appreciate your generous hugs for sure.

    • Hey Bunny, Jet here.

      Give those radishes a try, slice them thinly to begin!

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment about Barkley. Mom just left Miss Wendy a text and a vm to let her know how kind our blogpals have been today.

  8. Dogs eat radishes?? I never knew that. My peeps like them and used to grow them in their yard. BTW, when you commented on my blog the other day, the cat Kittee I features was actually ME before I was adopted and yes, I look like Savannah.

  9. I’m sorry to hear about your friend Barkely.
    I cannot believe you eat radishes! I sniffed one once – no way would I consider eating it. I’m beginning to think that your mum makes yummy dog biscuits and disguises them as vegetables for the photos!

    • Hey Clowie, Jet here.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughtful sentiment, it’s really helped Miss Wendy.

      You’re funny, Clowie… we cross our paws and swear we really eat those yummy veggies and fruits. You might need to try a thin slice with peanut butter or cream cheese to get you started!

  10. Hi sweet Jetty – Wow my family and I are overwhelmed with the love, support, hugs, purrs, and amazingly kind words of sympathy on the loss of our Barkley. huge thanks to you Jetty and your Mom for mentioning his passing on your blog. Thank you doesn’t seem enough to tell everyone how much better your words and thoughts made me feel and how much we appreciate your kindness and concern – I feel alot less lonely in my grief knowing so many of you care. My heart hurts less knowing Barkley has some many wonderful anipals to play with. Thank you all again, fondly, Wendy

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      I’m going to ahem… speak on behalf of all my blogpals to say that we’re so glad you felt comforted and supported. Aren’t petbloggers the BEST!

      We felt the same when we were overwhelmed with kindness this summer when Fluffy crossed over. There are certainly a Noah’s ark full of loved fur family members having the greatest of pain free, joyous experiences OTRB.

      Sending more and more Jetty kisses, JJ hugs and lovies from Mom. xoxoxox

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