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How to Use Fresh Ginger

Fresh ginger is a fast easy way to get flavor into your food. Here's how to peel it and get it into a form that will flavor a sauce, stir fry, veggies, rice quinoa and so much more.

Make an easy Thai coconut sauce by combining a can of coconut milk with 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger, 1 stalk of chopped lemon grass, 2 tsps agave or your choice of sweetener, 2 tsps Thai Fish sauce and 1/2 tsp salt. Simmer it gently for 10 minutes and strain for a sauce that is perfect on fish, chicken or rice.

For a more complex coconut sauce add the zest of 2 limes and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the recipe above.

Saute 2 tsps fresh grated ginger, 1 clove grated garlic (grate on a microplane) in 1 Tbsp oil for 30 seconds. Add 2 cups cooked rice, 1/2 tsp salt, and a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil and stir until it is combined. This ginger-garlic rice dish goes great with Asian dishes.

Add fresh grated ginger to your favorite vanilla cake recipe for a perfect ginger cake. Here's my recipe for Gluten-Free Ginger Cupcakes. Double this recipe and it will make a 2 layer cake.


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