are you really supposed to eat the pulp? I wondered about this as she didn't specify in the book. I thought if it's a "tea" you wouldn't really eat the pulp...I mean you dont eat tea leaves after it steeps. I had it this morning and liked it, but did not eat the pulp. I will try eating the pulp tomorrow, but it didn't look or smell very appetizing.
Lora - I just responded to this question in a different thread (sorry to others for the repeat): re: the pulp, this recipe came from a few macrobiotic sources. I looked at a version of the recipe in "The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health" by Michio Kushi (the recipe is the same except it calls for 1/2 umeboshi plum instead of 1/4), and the instructions say to drink the liquid and eat the veggies.
On a side note, I really recommend that book - it goes into a lot more detail about macrobiotics, which gives some much needed context to TKD. I think she keeps it simple in the book b/c macrobiotics is only one component of TKD, but I've found reading up about it very helpful.
Ok.... I don't know if you're supposed to eat the pulp, but if it's a tea, i would think it needs to be strained. I love it as a tea!!! I use a mini food processer to pulverize the carrot and daikon, then I put it in the pan with fitered water and the shoyu. After simmering, I pour it all into my coffee press and press!!!!!! No pulp, just a delicious hot drink. You could also run it through a coffee filter or mini strainer into your cup. YUMMI!!
Thanks Alicia! I have lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks and I am always full.
Hey. I bought 100% carrot juice inthe produce section, grated the daikona and then chopped it even more with a knife..i think this really helped, the other times i made it it was too chunky this way made a big difference
i was gonna do this tea but i couldnt find the umeboshi plum but i could do the menstrual cramp tea instead...i bought two big daikons so im wondering, can you eat daikon raw? i know i can cook it too but i was just wondering ....im guessing you can but does anyone know how it tastes raw?
I tried the tea as well but it made me feel really weak after I would drink it so I wasn't sure if it was too much or maybe just not the best thing for me to have. I might try it again. I have made the daikon recipe that is in TKD and it was really good. The daikon ended up tasting really sweet and savory and I felt really good after I ate it. My friend from Japan eats it all the time, sometimes just with her rice.