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Soup with ginger
From The Pantry

02/08/18



 I recently gave birth to my third daughter (hooray!) and things have been a bit hectic. During times like these, I’m always blessed with amazing friends who bring my family food. It gives me the chance to relax at dinnertime as well as try new recipes. One of my friends brought over my new favorite soup and I can’t wait to share it with you! The ingredient that takes this soup to the next level is fresh ginger.

Fresh ginger is easy to find at your local supermarket. What we eat is the lower part of the stem called the rhizome. It grows beneath the surface; therefore food of ours is often called ginger root rather than just ginger. Ginger has long been considered to have medicinal properties. Pregnant women drink ginger tea to ward off nausea, people with digestive issues eat it for support and it is even thought to help ward off the common cold. It’s a perfect fresh ingredient for this time of year. 
Ginger is a perfect add-on item (or add-in item, I suppose). It contains little to no calories (maybe 2 per serving?) but packs a good flavor. I have to admit, it’s grown on me a lot over the years. I used to stare at it with my sushi thinking, “who actually adds this to their rolls?” Particularly for this time of year, it can add extra warmth and a bit of zing to a dish. Consider it in your smoothie and don’t skip it in your soup! Check out my recipe for my new favorite soup of all time. 
— Allison Willson Dudas 





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