Food: I Love Radishes Now!

Over the years, I’ve come to love many vegetables I didn’t like as a child (which was almost all of them), but radishes have remained on my Do Not Want list, right up there with organ meats and squidgy things. But Sara’s new beau, who I feel secure now in calling my future son-in-law, changed my mind.

He sauteed them. Oh. My. God. Have you ever had sauteed radishes? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — unless you like food that bites you back. Some people do. I don’t judge.

ANYWAY, I had some left over, and some toasted pecan bits he also made (he cooked dinner for Sara and me one night while he was visiting — yeah, he’s a keeper). So I made this salad:

It had a base of baby bok choi, with the delicious radishes and some perfect avocado, topped with the toasted pecans.


A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Something awful transformed into something wonderful. Yeah, it’s a fairy tale trope, innit?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Food: I Love Radishes Now!

  1. Dan Antion

    January 17, 2023 at 1:00pm

    I have only ever had radishes raw. I love them, but I’ve never had them cooked or thought about having them cooked. That sounds really good!

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      Marian Allen

      January 18, 2023 at 10:47am

      I tasted one of my radishes raw, and it was pretty nice. I usually get a hot one, and I don’t like those. I may develop a taste, though. 🙂

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  2. acflory

    January 17, 2023 at 5:57pm

    Isn’t it odd how we like some things cooked when we hate them raw? I can’t eat raw tomato – makes me gag – but tomatoes feature in a lot of my cooking. -shrug- Taste buds are weird and wonderful things. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      January 18, 2023 at 10:48am

      I know quite a few people like that about tomatoes. And mushrooms: I love mushrooms in salad, but not everybody does.

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