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Ginger is a plant root, or rhizome, more correctly stated, that has vast uses in both medicinal as well as culinary arts. Some of the tastiest dishes you will ever eat are made with ginger. Among them, meats, poultry and many sweets are well suited to the use of ginger.

Two ginger recipes that are easy to fix and delicious are listed for you below:

Curried Chicken
Chicken which is cooked in a ginger curry is served over the top of rice for a super meal that you can cool all on the stove top.

Ingredients
2 tbsp corn oil
2 whole chicken breasts cut up in to cubes
sea salt and fresh pepper
1 small onion, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 inch long piece of ginger peeled and sliced very thinly
2 cups chicken stock or broth
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp red pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
1 c frozen green beans
1c frozen carrots

Heat your oil and cook the chicken in smaller batches so that it browns evenly.
Remove the chicken and add the remaining ingredients to the pan and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes.

Put all the chicken back into the pan and spoon the broth over it. Lower the heat to a simmer setting and then cook for about 40 minutes. Add the green beans and carrots.

Simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes till vegetables are crisp tender.
Serve over a bed of hot rice.

Pumpkin Pie
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1-1/2 c canned pumpkin
½ cup milk)2% works well)
1 can evaporated milk
3 large eggs, beaten
1 9-inch pie crust-unbaked
Whipped topping or custard sauce

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Stir together dry ingredients and add the pumpkin, blending well
Add the milks the eggs and then blend the mixture until it’s all smooth and well blended.

Pour filling into unbaked pie shell
Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees then lower the temperature to 350F and bake for about 40 minutes more. When you insert a toothpick or a knife into the center it should come out clean.

Cool on a wire rack for about an hour prior to serving. Served warm or cold with whipped cream or custard sauce, pumpkin pie is not just for Thanksgiving, but is a delicious treat any time. Once you’ve baked your pie and served it, any leftovers do need to be refrigerated due to the eggs that are in the recipe.

Ginger recipes are plentiful on the internet. As time goes on we’ll try to incorporate a few more into the site to give you some options. Ginger root is healthy as well as delicious and using it in your foods has some wonderful benefits to your body.

Fresh ground ginger can be found at nearly any herbal supply store or in some upscale supermarkets. Get the ginger that lists only ginger as an ingredient.


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