Kids like Ginger

Ginger is a natural remedy for many ailments and has been proven even more effective for upset stomach, heartburn, dizziness, and pain relief than over the counter medicines. Ginger’s tart, zesty, spicy flavor is a welcome addition to cookies, roasted veggies, and noodles. Kids love crystalized ginger or ginger ale as a treatment for nausea.

Fresh ginger is delicious grated or minced in main dishes, added to sauces, and in hot and cold beverages. Pickled ginger is used as a condiment with sushi or with any veggie dish as an aid to digestion. Peal 8 oz of fresh organic ginger, grate it into thin slices, and put it in a preserving jar. In a small pot, pour 1 cup organic rice or apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup organic cane sugar, and 1 ½ tsp sea salt and bring to a boil. Pour over the fresh ginger, put the lid on, and refrigerate for two days.

Ginger improves mobility and reduces pain in arthritic joints, as well as being used as a treatment for motion sickness, diarrhea, constipation, and gas. Ginger brings a bright flavor to a Marinade for Roasted Veggies. In a medium bowl pour ¼ cup organic maple syrup, 2 tsp pealed and grated fresh organic ginger, 1 tbsp fresh organic orange juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp organic orange zest, and ½ tsp sea salt. Chop 1 cup organic cauliflower, ¼ cup organic red bell pepper, ¼ cup sliced organic red onion, and 4 sliced organic mushrooms. Pour the veggies into the bowl of marinade and let sit 1 hour, stirring occasionally. The marinade saturates the veggies with a marvelous fresh flavor. Roast in the oven at 400° for 25 minutes. Eat ginger often to increase circulation and decrease inflammation, for stomach ailments, and as a mood enhancer and stress reliever.

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