The Ginger and Turmeric Companion: Natural Recipes and Remedies for Everyday Health

The Ginger and Turmeric Companion: Natural Recipes and Remedies for Everyday Health

by Suzy Scherr


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More than 75 ways to support health and wellness with ginger and turmeric

Likely already sitting on your spice rack, ginger and turmeric have been culinary and medicinal staples for centuries—and for good reason. While best known for their flavor, and turmeric’s vibrant color, these spices are also rich in health benefits. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, ginger stimulates digestion, strengthens immunity, and helps ease motion sickness, while turmeric can help relieve migraines and even spice up your makeup regimen. Both have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

In The Ginger & Turmeric Companion, Suzy Scherr demonstrates how to incorporate these natural wellness aids into daily life. From surprising and delicious recipes—including information on how to maximize the benefits of adding ginger and turmeric to your diet—to health and beauty secrets, she presents a fuss-free guide to these powerful spices. With Scherr’s comprehensive guidance, look no further than the spice cabinet for a feel-good, look-good way to mix up everyday routines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682683767
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 01/21/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 757,040
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Suzy Scherr is a chef and culinary instructor who has been featured in Parents, Rachael Ray Every Day, and on The Today Show. The author of The Ginger & Turmeric Companion, she lives with her family in Chappaqua, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Part 1 Getting Started with Ginger and Turmeric 15

Meet Ginger 16

Meet Turmeric 21

Using, Buying, and Storing Ginger and Turmeric 25

Part 2 Clever Ways to Use Ginger and Turmeric at Home 31

Delicious Recipes 32

Simple and Perfect Fresh Ginger Tea 34

Golden Milk (a.k.a. Turmeric Latte) 36

Antiaging Tea 38

Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple, Watermelon, and Turmeric Smoothie 40

Homemade Ginger Beer (and My Favorite Ginger Margarita) 42

DIY Ginger Liqueur 47

White Miso, Turmeric, and Ginger Dressing 49

Ginger Broth 50

Chile, Lime, and Ginger Salt 52

Essential Turmeric and Black Pepper Paste (a.k.a. Golden Paste) 53

Pickled Ginger, Sushi Style 57

Quick and Comforting Butternut Squash and Turmeric Soup 59

Ginger- and Coconut-Mashed Sweet Potatoes 62

Honey-Roasted Whole Carrots 65

Perfect Yellow Rice 68

Sushi-ish Rice Bowls with Classic Ginger-Carrot Dressing 70

Halibut with Golden Sauce 73

Ginger-Soy Marinated Salmon 76

Ginger BBQ Shrimp Kebabs 79

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Lemons 81

Ginger-Scallion Chicken Thighs 84

Lemongrass and Ginger Meatballs in Coconut Curry Broth 87

Garlic-Ginger Marinated Flank Steak 90

Coconut and Red Lentil Dal 92

Turmeric Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting 95

One-Bowl Ginger Apple Cake 98

Sweet and Spicy Candied Ginger 100

Amazing No-Churn Turmeric and Mango Sorbet 102

Chewy Triple-Ginger Chocolate Cookies 105

Healing Treatments 108

Immunity-Boosting Shot 110

Cough Suppressant 112

Extremely Attractive Sore Throat Gargle 114

Cold-Fighting Wellness Tonic 117

Cold and Flu Soother 118

Cherry-Ginger Electrolyte Pops 121

DIY Sty Treatment 124

Homemade Burn Soother 126

Antiseptic for Cuts and Scrapes 127

Wound Disinfectant 128

Sprained Muscle Treatment 130

Ginger Compress for Joint Pain and Muscle Strain 132

Migraine Remedy 134

Breath Freshener 136

Dry Mouth Remedy 138

Digestive Aid 139

Dandruff Treatment 140

Heartburn Remedy 142

Stomach Soother 143

Therapeutic Ginger Chews for Morning and Motion Sickness 144

Anti-Nausea Ginger Syrup 147

Longevity Tea 148

The Cures-Everything Ginger Bath 150

Sleep-Promoting Bath Soak 152

Beauty Secrets 154

DIY Body Wrap 156

Cracked Heel Repair 158

Ginger and Mustard Foot Soak 160

Turmeric Body Scrub 161

Ginger Body Scrub 164

Warming Massage Oil 166

Chocolate-Ginger Bath 168

Radiance-Boosting Facial Mask 170

Acne-Fighting Turmeric Mask 172

Purifying Facial Mask 174

Wrinkle-Reducing Eye Treatment 176

Anti-Inflammatory and Exfoliating Face Powder 178

Invigorating Facial Scrub 180

Pumpkin and Turmeric Fade Treatment for Skin Spots 182

Homemade Whitening Toothpaste 184

Lip Plumper 186

Tinted Moisturizer 188

Homemade Bronzer 190

Golden Turmeric Eye Shadow 192

Split Ends Treatment 195

Hair Growth Treatment 196

Around The Home 198

Homemade Fabric Dye 201

Natural Air Freshener 203

Natural Garden Pesticide 204

DIY Acid-Base Indicator 206

Growing Ginger and Turmeric Indoors 208

The Easiest Way to Peel Fresh Ginger and Turmeric 210

Tips for Making Fresh Ginger and Turmeric Last Longer 212

Five Uses for Leftover Ginger Peels 214

Tips for Removing (Some) Turmeric Stains 217

Acknowledgments 219

Credits 221

Index 222

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