Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Making Your Own Fresh Ginger Paste

Ginger helps aid digestion and adds great flavor to many soups and other dishes!  Pureed ginger is available to purchase in small jars, but here's how you can save money by making your own pureed ginger that will be even more fresh than jarred ginger.  Buy a large hunk of ginger root in the produce department of the grocery store.  Cut it apart into easy-to-peel sections, and peel with a vegetable peeler. Slice the ginger and put it into a Vita Mix or other blender with a little water and olive oil.  You want it to be the consistency of paste, so just add a tiny bit at first.  Blend until pureed, and spoon the ginger paste into Tupperware Midget cups or very small containers, and freeze.  I keep one small container handy in the refrigerator door to add to recipes.

For delicious lemon-ginger tea, drop a few slices of fresh ginger root into a large teacup with a lemon zinger teabag.  Fill with boiling water and steep (covered) for about 5 minutes.  Add stevia and enjoy!