Archive for November 13th, 2009

Eating for Detox Recipe: Daikon Broccoli Latkes

by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Equipment Needed: Dehydrator and Blender


  • 2 ½ pounds of a combination of shredded daikon radish and broccoli stems
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water


  1. Shred daikon and broccoli stems and place in a large bowl.
  2. Shred or thinly slice the onion and add to bowl with the daikon and broccoli.
  3. Blend the tahini, pepper and salt and add to bowl with vegetables. Mix well with your hands.
  4. Form into patties and place on the mesh tray of your dehydrator. Dehydrate overnight, up to 12 hours.

Sour Cream and Onion Daikon Curls

contributed by Gretchen Burk, Austin Texas

Equipment Needed: Dehydrator, Spiralizer or Vegetable Peeler and Blender


  • 2-3 large daikon radishes
  • 1 small or 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole green onions 4 inches of the greens from another green onion
  • 3/4 cup cashews, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ume Plum Vinegar (Oshawa brand, available at most natural grocers)
  • 3 1/2 tablesooons lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon real salt or pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water


  1. Put all ingredients except daikon and the extra green onion tops in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add extra water if needed.
  2. Pulse the extra green onion tops in to just break them up.
  3. Use the spiralizer on the ribbon setting to create long curls from the daikon.
  4. Add the onion sour “cream” mixture to the daikon to just coat. If you have extra, use it as a dip.
  5. Place the coated daikon on the mesh dehydrator trays and dehydrate for 12-24 hours to desired texture. They stay chewy.

Gretchen Burk is a gifted healer and a whiz in the kitchen.  I’ve personally sampled her body work sessions and her food, and I’m hooked.  Gretchen’s practice as a healing arts professional includes Swedish, Sports and Deep Massage, Structural Bodywork, Shiatsu  and  energy healing, including Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu.  Gretchen’s advanced body awareness and knowledge of anatomy & physiology significantly enhance her ability to help restore her clients’ health. I always feel great after a session with Gretchen.  She can be reached at 512-971-4543

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