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Dried Daikon, Shitake and Kombu

A deep-cleansing dish, fresh daikon has the energy to help the body assimilate and discharge excess fluids, fats, and proteins. Dried daikon concentrates that energy, aiding deeper organs in their cleansing process. The sweet taste of the carrot and onion in this dish helps create a calming, strengthening energy, gently mineralized by ever-faithful kombu. 

 

Ingredients
1 (3-inch) piece kombu, soaked 5 minutes or until tender, sliced into thin strips
1 or 2 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked until tender and thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried daikon, soaked about 10 minutes or until tender
1 small onion, cut lengthwise into thin half moon slices
1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
Spring or filtered water
Soy sauce

Directions 
Place kombu in the bottom of a small skillet. Top with mushrooms, daikon, onion and carrot. Add water to half cover ingredients, using a combination of soaking (from mushrooms only) and fresh water. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook over low heat 35 minutes. Season lightly with soy sauce and simmer about 10 minutes more. Remove the cover and simmer until any remaining liquid has been absorbed into the dish. Transfer to a serving bowl before serving. 

Makes about 4 servings.  


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