How to Spice Up Your Meals with Ginger

Ginger isn’t just for cookies, but my kids might disagree.

Rob Echlin
Jan 21 · 4 min read
  • Tell them to ask for seconds if they want more.
  • Finally, as young as possible, show them how to pour cereal in a bowl and put milk on it, so they don’t wake us up just so they can eat breakfast, especially on Christmas morning and birthdays, and weekends.

A Touch of Spice

I wanted to make delicious suppers in 40 minutes, but vary the flavor without getting exotic or expensive foods. As I said, I love spices, so I had a few in the cupboard. I tried adding some of them to various meals. I’m afraid my family wasn’t too impressed, because I started with a hot soup made even hotter by crushed chili pepper.

Recipes

Ginger Coffee Shake

This delicious treat can be served as a snack or a light dessert.

  • 1 oz (30ml) strong coffee, cold
    Example: 1/2 tbsp (10ml) instant coffee + 1 oz cold water — stir in a mug until there isn’t much left stuck to the bottom
  • 1/2 tbsp (10ml) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tbsp (5ml or less) ginger powder

Gingered Pork and Yam Supper in a Pot

This was a slow cooker meal, but I often cook it in a pot on the stove.

  • 4 yams, about 1kg or 2 lbs. — Slice about 10–15m thick (about ½ inch)
  • 2 or 3 onions — Cut in quarters and peel
  • 1 tsp ginger powder (5ml)
  • ¼ tsp allspice (1ml)

Overflow Warning

Whatever pot you use, the top of the water should not be closer than 15mm from the top of the pot (½ inch). When the pot boils, the water rises in bubbles about ½ inch and splashes, somehow, past the lid, onto the counter.

Enjoy!

I hope this article and recipes will inspire you and your family in your own flavor journey.

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Rob Echlin

Written by

Black Lives Matter. Truth and Reconciliation. This is my place to be authentic. To write about my spiritual path, and my technical life.

How to Deal with Too-Smart Kids, and Broken Code

Black Lives Matter. No More Stolen Sisters. — — My most personal work is here: Pushing its way onto the paper, or resisting my efforts to bring it out, or molding my idea into a new shape. Uppity words with their own plans, and with no explanation.

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