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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger

Ginger dishes made with ginger, onion and garlic combinations are popular in Northern African cuisines. Glazed carrots with orange and ginger recipe are a tasty favorite North African dish.



Ginger is used for its warming properties, unique taste and aroma. It contains gingerol, a compound that is thought to relax blood vessels, stimulate blood flow and relieve pain.

Ginger is commonly used as a digestive aid, this makes it a helpful spice for morning sickness. Ginger is high in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it may be useful in fighting heart disease and arthritis.

Ginger can also be used in relieving the common cold. By adding a few slices to hot water with lemon and honey, ginger helps to ease congestion and cleanses the body.


Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger Recipe


Ingredients:
Glazed carrots with orange and ginger recipe are a tasty favorite North African dish.3 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 small diced onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions:

Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots and ginger; cook, stirring often, until soft. Stir in orange juice, pepper and salt; simmer 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm as a side with chicken.

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