In this settling dish, Brussels sprouts relax the middle organs, making you feel calm and centered. Daikon and shiitake team up to cleanse the blood and various organ systems, so they can do their jobs efficiently, which calms the body. The baby carrots provide relaxing sweetness, but their rooted nature will make you feel strong and centered. And the ginger aids circulation, promoting efficient body function and vitality.
Makes 3-4 servings
3-4 pearl onions or shallots, halved
10-12 baby carrots
10-12 Brussels sprouts, bottoms trimmed
1 cup 1/4-inch thick half-moons fresh daikon
4-5 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked until tender, thinly sliced
spring or filtered water
organic soy sauce
1/2-inch fresh ginger, grated, juice extracted
1 teaspoon kuzu or arrowroot, dissolved in small amount of cold water
Layer onions, baby carrots, sprouts, daikon and then shiitake in a deep sauce pan. Add water to accumulate a scant 1/4-inch in the pot. Add a splash of mirin and soy sauce, cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until carrots are tender, about 25 minutes.