Try one or all three if you experience occasional, mild heartburn. Combining them would actually not be that weird at all and probably quite tasty.
How timely – just came across this recipe!
Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes
6 cups yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
½ medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1-½ TBS finely minced fresh ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
½ TBS honey
1 TBS + 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
salt and white pepper to taste
- Slice onions and chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
- Cut yams into 1″ cubes.
- Heat 1 TBS broth in a 12-inch or larger stainless steel skillet.
- Sauté onion over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute, stirring constantly.
- Add yams, cinnamon, honey, and 1 cup broth.
- Mix and simmer over low heat covered for about 15 minutes, or until yams are tender.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Ginger helps relieve:
- motion sickness
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- lethal blood clots
Two easy ways to incorporate it into your diet – start including freshly grated ginger in stir-fries and drinking ginger tea regularly.
Homemade Ginger Tea:
- Peel a one-inch piece of fresh ginger
- Place ginger in freshly boiled water
- Steep for five minutes
- Add some fresh lemon juice (optional)
This is a great tea to reduce water retention, increase metabolism and support the immune system.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 & 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (12 tbs)
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
- In a medium bowl combine flour, ginger, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer until light (about 2 minutes). Beat in vanilla.
- Stir in flour mixture (Step 1)
- Add crystallized ginger
- Gather into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Line baking sheet with parchment
- On lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness
- Cut dough with 2&1/2″ star-shaped (or any shape) cookie cutter
- Place cookies on prepared sheet, spaced 1&1/2″ apart
- Bake 10-12 minutes (or until cookies are lightly browned around edges)
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool
Makes 36 cookies
From July 2006 IN STYLE magazine