After the hustle and bustle of the holidays wore off we ended up with a lot of cast-off vegetables. Included in our bounty was a pile of these little red guys. Unfortunately for me, I neither like radishes nor do I have any idea what to do with them. But throw them away? Never!
Look at all of this information that Organic Facts has on why you should never, ever throw away a radish: Check out the full article here. Among the list of of diseases it cures, it also serves as a mouth and breathe freshener, laxative, regulates metabolism, improves blood circulation, is a good treatment for headache, acidity, constipation, nausea, obesity, sore throat, whooping cough, gastric problems, gallbladder stones, dyspepsia.
So, what do to with a vegetable that you just don’t enjoy? Blend it up and make a soup. My favorite thing about soups is that they need no rhyme or reason. Simply throw a bunch of veggies into a pot and watch how their flavors blend to create something unique. My soup consisted of potatoes, garlic, onions, radishes, corn, carrots, vegetable broth and the kitchen sink.
It probably goes without saying that I wasn’t able to translate my hodge podge of ingredients into a discernable recipe, but I found one online that was pretty similar to what I did. You can check it out here: Rustic Radish Soup.
While not entirely informative, maybe my meager soup will inspire you to create your own cold weather creation. Now it’s your turn: What kind of soups are you whipping up this winter?