Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ginger Stir-Fry - A Remedy For Congestion

Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. -Hippocrates

This time of year when coughs, colds, and congestion strike more often it is good to have an arsenal of easy, healing recipes on hand. We know that food has the power to harm just as it has the power to heal.

Healing Foods
-Ginger contains powerful antioxidant properties.
-Ginger is classified as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and diaphoretic.
-It can help alleviate cold and flu discomfort by treating congestion.

-Cabbage is nutrient packed food. It is high in iron, calcium, iodine, potassium, sulfur, and phosphorus. And, it is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K and folic acid.
-Cabbage has more vitamin C than an orange.
-The high sulfur content is what gives cabbage many of its healing properties.

Today, I want to share a recipe that can help you kick a cold out the door; but, you don't necessarily have to be congested to enjoy it.

Ginger Stir-Fry
-1 teaspoon olive oil, coconut oil, or butter
-6 cups cabbage cut into 4-inch slices
-1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
-1/4 cup chicken broth
-A pinch of cayenne pepper
-A pinch of salt

Directions: Saute cabbage and ginger in oil or butter for 2 minutes, stirring often. Pour bone broth over cabbage and ginger and cook the mixture until it is crisp-tender. Approximately 10 minutes. Add cayenne and salt. Serve immediately. May be eaten alone, over rice, or with quinoa.


-See this excellent post for directions on making homemade chicken broth.

-For the cabbage in this recipe, you may use green, red, napa, or an type you have available.

-When you are sick, take time to listen to your body.

Please leave a comment and share with us how you use food to heal. If you have a blog, link up your favorite posts/recipe on foods that heal. Let's make this a really good resource for the season!

You can see this post and a host of others like it here: Hearth and Soul Hop, Tasty Tuesday, Whatever Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Homemaking Wednesday, Living Well, Wicked Awesome , DIY Diva, Gallery of Favorites, Fight Back Fridays, Pennywise Platter, SNS 106, Mangia Monday
, Melt in Your Mouth Monday

DISCLAIMER: The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

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At November 3, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Claudia said...

Not only good for you, but sounds delicious too. I need to make some for those colds hanging around here.

At November 5, 2011 at 5:03 AM , Blogger Inspire Me Heather said...

Thank you, I've printed this out to make tonight as we're all sick with a cold right now. Oh and I love ginger and cabbage too - this will taste so yummy!

At November 7, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Alea Milham said...

Your stir fry looks tasty! I love the combination of flavors you have paired with the cabbage! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

At November 10, 2011 at 5:45 AM , Anonymous April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I really like the idea of ginger with the cabbage, and I agree, food is so important to our health and how we feel! Thank you for sharing this very interesting post and tasty recipe with the Gallery of Favorites.


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