Easy & Delicious Recipe for Radishes

This week we received radishes in our CSA box. We had received two garlic scapes the week before, so we figured it was time to make some radish & garlic scape butter!

radish recipe
I adore the colours in this dish.

Making this butter is pretty straightforward. You just need to dice up the garlic scapes, grate the radishes, and mix them well in a bowl with butter, salt, and pepper. Smear it on slices of whole wheat baguette and pop it in the oven for 5 or 10 minutes, then serve.

radish butter recipe

This makes for a great snack! You can get my original recipe at the Dig In Manitoba website.

What is your favourite way to eat radishes and garlic scapes? Have you ever made radish butter? Share in the comments section below!

Food diary – Fri. June 27 & Sat. June 28, 2014

Fri. June 27

7:15am One glass water.

7:30am Small bowl of oatmeal (local oats, water, whey powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, organic cane sugar).

8:15am One cup black coffee.

10am Smoothie with 1 cup water, 3 tbsp whey powder, 1 tbsp U-RAAW! Super Spirulina Smoothie Mix, 1 banana, and 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (I drank it over the course of about an hour).

11:45am One slice cheddar cheese.

12pm One glass water.

12:30pm Half of a homemade fajita (Ezekiel sprouted-grain wrap, chicken, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, cheddar cheese), a small handful of red organic grapes, and one glass water.

2:45pm Handful of pistachios and a glass of water.

4:30pm Leftover vegetable casserole, a glass of water, and some more pistachios.

6pm One glass red wine, some semi-sweet chocolate chips, and an apple.

8:30pm One glass water.

Exercise: 5 km run; 30 minutes walking.

Sat. June 28

9:45am Bowl of Nature’s Path Vanilla Crunch cereal with 1 % milk.

10am Cup of black dark-roast coffee.

1pm One glass water and a plate of leftover homemade vegetable casserole.

1:45pm One glass chocolate milk.

4pm Homemade quesadilla! We used Ezekiel sprouted-grain wraps with chicken, cheddar, and a bunch of finely-chopped sauteed vegetables (mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and bell peppers), plus a glass of water on the side.

6pm One glass red wine and some semi-sweet chocolate chips.

7:30pm The other half of the quesadilla and a couple glasses water.

Exercise: 25 minutes walking.

Food diary – Wed. June 25 & Thurs. June 26, 2014

Wed. June 25

8:30am Small bowl of organic red grapes and organic strawberries, plus a cup of black dark-roast coffee.

10:30am Bowl of oatmeal using 1/2 cup local organic oats, 1 cup water, about 1 tbsp whey powder, 1 sliced banana, and cinnamon.

11:15am One glass water.

11:45am One glass water.

1pm Half of an apple (it was big!).

2:45pm One glass water and the rest of the apple.

3:30pm A homemade fajita! We used Ezekiel sprouted-grain tortillas with marinaded chicken, green leaf lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and salsa.

5pm A few slices cheese and some semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus a glass of water.

6:30pm Small glass of orange juice.

8pm One glass water.

Exercise: 5 km run; 1 hour walking.

Thurs. June 26

8:45am Fruit salad with strawberries, grapes, apples, and oranges.

9am Cup of coffee.

11am One slice of cheddar cheese.

12pm One glass water.

1pm Fajita (sprouted grain wrap, chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, and cheese).

4:30pm Homemade vegetable casserole (with homemade tomato sauce, butternut squash, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, parmesan, and bread crumbs) with a glass of water.

7:30pm Buttery popcorn and some Coke.

Exercise: 30 minutes mat Pilates.

Food diary – Mon. June 23 & Tues. June 24, 2014

Mon. June 23

7:30am One glass ice water.

8am Two organic strawberries and a bowl of Nature’s Path Vanilla Crunch cereal with 1% milk.

8:30am One cup black dark-roast coffee.

10:15am Smoothie with U-RAAW! Organic Super Spirulina Mix (includes brown rice protein, spirulina, vanilla powder, acai, wheat grass, and bee pollen), 1 cup 1% milk, 1 peeled banana, and about 1/4 cup frozen blueberries.

11:30am One glass water.

12:15pm About 1/2 cup leftover homemade hashbrowns from yesterday’s breakfast, three organic strawberries, and another glass of water.

3pm One white wine spritzer (white wine mixed with Club Soda), plus a handful of grapes.

3:45pm Chicken Caesar salad using romaine, homemade dressing, local chicken, parmesan, and homemade whole wheat croutons.

4pm One glass red wine and some semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Throughout the evening: A couple glasses of water, and a small bowl of cereal.

Exercise: 5 km run.

Tues. June 24

7:45am Smoothie (same as yesterday) – I drank half.

8am Cup of coffee.

10am Bowl of cereal.

11am One glass water.

11:30am The other half of the smoothie.

12pm One glass water.

1pm One organic apple.

3pm Bowl of chicken Caesar salad using half of a head of organic romaine lettuce, local chicken, homemade vegan Caesar dressing, homemade whole wheat croutons, and parmesan.

3:30pm One glass red wine.

6:30pm (and throughout the evening): Wine and cheese with the ladies! Red wine, water, smoked gruyere, muenster, crackers, pretzels, apples, and ricotta cake.

Exercise: 30 minutes gentle Hatha yoga.

Food diary – Sun. June 15 & Mon. June 16, 2014

Sun. June 15

7am 1 organic banana with homemade all-natural peanut butter.

8am One mug black dark-roast coffee.

10:30am Small handful U-RAAW! Cherry Cacao Crunch cereal.

11am One glass water.

11:15am Some homemade apple-peach crumble.

12pm One glass water.

12:30pm Salad with butterhead lettuce and arugula, topped with a homemade mustard-maple dressing.

Throughout the afternoon: Another couple glasses of water.

4:30pm Soba noodles with peanut sauce, a glass of red wine, and some semi-sweet chocolate chips.

7pm One apple and a glass of water.

Exercise: 1 hour biking.

Mon. June 16

8:30am One peach.

8:45am One mug black dark-roast coffee and a few spoonfuls leftover peach & apple crumble.

10am One glass water.

11:15am One glass water.

11:30am Soba noodles with vegetables in a homemade peanut sauce.

11:45am One glass water.

12:15pm Another cup of coffee. It’s a two-coffee sort of day!

2pm Another peach.

Throughout the afternoon: Two glasses water.

4:45pm One champagne cocktail and half of a charcuterie board at Peasant Cookery.

7pm One glass red wine.

7:30pm Small bowl Nature’s Path vanilla crunch cereal with 1% milk.

8pm One glass water.

Exercise: 4.5 km run; 30 minutes bicycling.