The Comfort Of Ginger

Ginger, from sweet to savory, your recipes get a boost as well as your body, heart, mind, and soul. The comfort of ginger began as a kid with my love of gingerbread cookies, and continued to blossom with my growing passion for food and cooking.  It has a peppery, sweet flavor with a soul awakening aroma that is just sensational.  Used globally, it can be found in so many different cultures.  From India, to China, to the Caribbean, and the Middle East, it is available year round and found in many forms.  Ground, dried in slices, fresh, or crystallized, ginger can be used in stir-fries, rice dishes, dressings, meaty dishes, cookies, cakes, and teas.  Young ginger is a must served with sushi!  It’s health benefits are many, including aiding in digestive issues, morning sickness, nausea, and may help improve brain function, reduce muscle and joint pain, lower cholesterol, and help in boosting your immune system.  Many experts categorize it as an anti-inflammatory, aiding with those with arthritis.  A spice that is most comforting, flavorful, and packs a great healing punch.

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