Not your mama’s radish

Not your mama's radish

If you have no idea what you’re looking at, meet the watermelon radish! By far my favorite radish, for many reasons, not the least of which is the totally gorgeous fuchsia flesh and green rim!

Resembling one of America’s favorite summer fruits, the watermelon, this fun veggie is a beautiful, healthy addition to any salad.

Raw, roasted or pickled, pairing this vitamin C rich root with your favorite salads will add an appealing twist!

Watermelon radishes are more mild and slightly sweet as compared to your standard radish. In addition to being a great source of Vitamin C, radishes stimulate liver function and promote healthy digestion.

You can buy watermelon radish seeds to add to your garden or snag some at your local farmers market/grocery store.

Even if you’re not impressed by the health benefits, there is no denying how pretty these little discs will look in your next garden salad!

Enjoy!

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Like you mean it!

I’m a sucker for a good routine! Because I have many different things going on, I take comfort knowing its all organized, planned out and ‘on the schedule.’ The only drawback is, at times, I can forget why I am doing any of it in the first place.

I can’t possibly be alone in this – do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions?

For the most part, life is full of things I enjoy – family, friends, coaching, cooking, yoga, spinning, oh and that little thing call a job! So why does life feel like a chore sometimes?

Too many times I can get caught up in the unimportant details that I forget the big picture – I lose sight of the reasons I love to coach, enjoy my practice, have a passion for cooking…you get the idea!

For me, taking a moment to reflect – whether it be closing my eyes and taking a deep breath or going for a quick walk to decompress – makes all the difference in the world.

If you’re just going through the motions, it shows! Remind yourself why you love what you do and do it like you mean it!!