This rhizome, or underground stem, has many health benefits and is used as a natural treatment for stomachaches, migraines, nausea, and the common cold. Ginger can be consumed in three forms: fresh, dried and juiced.
Fresh ginger is known for treating baldness, arthritis, toothaches and even skin conditions such as eczema.
Dried ginger eliminates chest, lower back and stomach pains.
Juiced ginger can be poured onto burns to relieve pain and speed up the healing process.
Ginger goes with almost any meal. I use it in the majority of my dishes; it goes well with meats, fish, tofu, or even salad!
Ginger Loaf Cake: A perfect combination of sweet and spicy!
- ½ ginger
- 2½ flour (preferably whole wheat)
- ½ dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/3 cup of canola oil
- 1 egg
- ½ butter
- optional: 1/3 cup of raisins
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.
- Shave and cut ginger into small chunks.
- Place in the blender with ¼ cup of water until entirely liquefied.
- Microwave butter for 25 seconds or until liquefied.
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients: ginger, butter, egg, oil.
- Combine the dry and wet concoctions and mix thoroughly.
- Lightly grease the bottom of the tray and place mixture until 1/3 full.
- Place in the oven for approximately 60 minutes. Poke through the bread with a skewer stick and if nothing sticks to it, it’s good to go!
- Let cool for 15 minutes, serve and enjoy!