as you may have noticed – i like to try new things. and there was this one particular vegetable i had been wanting to try for a while now – radicchio. i knew it had to be good for us – just look at all that colour!
when i did a little research on this interesting-looking chicory, i discovered that it may actually help insomnia. and – as you may recall, i battle with that from time to time… eating intuitively has become such a way of life for me, that i notice i’ll crave things i need and not even realize it. how awesome is that?! our bodies are so incredible!
radicchio also contains some sort of chemical that helps purify our blood – and i find that also fascinating considering i have been known to have bouts of anemia. i have recently found myself craving protein and oddly, radicchio – despite the fact that i have never had it. well – i guess i may have had it in a salad and not realized it. but this time you know, i was like – paying attention 😉
radicchio is definitely bitter when eaten raw. i had read online that it is best to braise or blanch it, but for whatever reason, i wanted to try it in my salad just as it was. it blended well with the other ingredients i added in, but make no mistake – this is one bitter vegetable!
so, i decided to concoct an unusual type of salad to take with me to work during the week… and it involved radicchio, and –
i just love the texture! and the fun crunch it provides. cabbage is in peak season right now, and i am always looking for new ways to enjoy it.
salad of a different colour – mixed romaine leaves, red lettuce, radicchio, savoy cabbage, shredded carrots, fresh parmigiano reggiano.