Wicked Black Radish Roast

Sometimes, at the Farmer’s Market, something will just catch your eye. Immediately, you’re drawn towards some interesting or unusual produce and you’ll just have to ask, “What IS that?” Today at the Dufferin Grove Organic Market that item was these PITCH BLACK Radishes.  The farmer said, “They are very spicy, and their skin is cancer fighting!” Basically, I was sold instantly. My brain started turning, and I came up with this dish. Generally my turnaround time is a few days to a week or so, so you know it’s good because I made it and illustrated it the same day due to my burning desire to share.

In case anyone was curious, my illustrations are available to be licensed as stock for online and print media, for a fee. I’m also available for custom commissions on a freelance basis! Just email me with your project and I can give you a quote.

Also, I’m working on getting all my recipes formatted so that there’s a print recipe feature, so look forward to that soon.

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Fandom Foodie: Kirby’s Maxim Tomato and Apple Ketchup

“Your spirit is willing but your pink flesh is weak.”
-Metaknight, Kirby, Right Back At Ya!

Believe it or not, but I used to be a…”Kirby Fanartist”. I drew many Kirbies back in the day! So, I’ll have you know that this piece was really easy once I channeled my expert Kirby rendering skills from the age of 12. For a pink puffball, he’s pretty tough! He inhales his enemies and gains wicked cool powers. Plus, he’s one of the best characters in Super Smash Brothers.

Here’s a BBQ sauce recipe that uses one of the health-recovery items from the Kirby series, the Maxim Tomato! Also, you get to use some Dreamland Apples! Ideally you should use in-season tomatoes and in-season apples…but pick one or the other if you can’t get both at the same time.

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Fandom Foodie: Goku’s Sweet Power Potatoes

“It’s my stomach, I’m hungry.”
-Goku, Dragonball.

Now, I used to watch Dragonball and Dragonball Z myself, but I wouldn’t exactly call myself a fanatic. However, I do happen know a true fan quite well…my boyfriend, Mike! So, I asked him to give me his DBZ elevator pitch! In his words:

“I’m not even sure what it is that I like about Dragon Ball Z… It’s action-packed, has super-powerful characters that can blow up worlds, magical dragons that grant wishes, a talking pig and a pure-hearted main character who takes on every type of opponent in the universe! The series is simply a classic and everyone should check it out!”

There you have it, folks! What’s not to like about that? Of course, they do spend a lot of air time ‘powering up’, so if you want to check the series out, and skip all that, you can also watch the fan-made ‘abridged’ version, which is of course, very very accurate! ; )

In the show, when the characters are beaten to a bloody pulp, and need a second wind, they eat Senzu Beans. Now, we don’t do beans around here, so instead I would recommend to Goku to try some Sweet Potatoes as his post-villain beating recovery food. Plus, they’re orange and round like Dragonballs! Wowza~

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