G is for Ginger!

Photo by SOMMAI

Photo by SOMMAI


Did you know that gingeris used as a natural remedy and works wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Specifically, ginger helps with Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Colon Cancer Prevention, Morning Sickness, Upset stomach, Motion Sickness, Cold and Flu prevention, Migraines, Menstrual cramps, Kidney protection.Here is a great recipe found at www.eatwell.com.
I modified the recipe to replace chicken with tofu if you prefer 🙂

Hawaiian Ginger-Chicken Stew:

This chicken stew has a bold ginger-flavored broth and provides a whole serving of dark leafy greens in each bowl.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound chicken tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces ( firm tofu is also GREAT)
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks or minced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken/vegetable stock
1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Asian red chile sauce, such as sriracha, or to taste
1 bunch mustard greens, or chard, stemmed and chopped (6-7 cups), or 2 cups frozen chopped mustard greens

Instructions:
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken or tofu and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs. Add ginger and garlic to the pot and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add broth and water, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Add soy sauce, chile sauce and mustard greens (or chard) and cook until the greens are tender, about 3 minutes. Return the chicken/tofu and any accumulated juices to the pot and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Enjoy!! Try it and let me know what you think!

Reve~Johanna


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