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Ginger Root

By February 17, 2013

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nullGinger is one of the great medicinal foods available to us. Unlike many healing herbs and roots, it lends itself to cooking, and enhances the flavor and digestibility of many dishes. Ginger makes a wonderful tea, and is indicated for upset stomach (ginger alone) and bronchial problems or colds (with lemon and/or garlic). It is a potent anti-inflammatory root. Spiced Ginger Drink can be taken warm or cold, depending on the weather.

Try Sesame Ginger Dressing on vegetables. If you are looking for an entrée, the delicate texture of steamed Sesame Ginger Fish, or the rich broth of Fish Soup with Ginger and Cilantro are exceptional choices. Ginger Chicken Soup is great for lunch, dinner, or if your energy is a bit low.

Vegetable ideas include Sesame Ginger Cabbage, Steam Sauteed Asparagus with Ginger, and sweet-and-sour Tangy Gingered Carrots.

Ginger is a warming spice, and we see it in many desserts associated with the holidays and cold weather, such as pumpkin pie, baked puddings, ginger cake and the like. Pear Ginger Compote makes a warm, comforting finish to dinner, and can also be eaten if you crave a fruit snack early in the day.

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