Ginger A-Peel + a Recipe!

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By: Leanne Ely


Happy Tuesday, Y’all!

And it’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Isn’t that great?

Today’s focus is on GINGER.

The pungent, distinctive smell of fresh ginger is worth the time it takes to grate it and use it. Ginger looks like an alien root mass and is readily available year round in your grocer’s produce department. Choose firm roots (actually, they’re rhizomes) and skip anything wrinkly or moldy. To make sure your ginger is fresh, break off one of the little knobs—it should snap audibly.

Here’s today’s TRICK:

No need to peel ginger before grating it, just make sure you wash it well. Those little papery thin pieces of peel won’t even faze the most suspecting critic!

And here’s a TIP:

Did you know you could always freeze whole ginger if you’re not going to use it up (don’t grate it first)? Just keep it in a freezer quality, zipper topped bag. Take it out, grate what you need and throw it back in the deep freeze! Yes it’s that easy!

And your RECIPE (from the 21 Day Knockout):

Mushroom and Beef Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4

1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped mushrooms
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup low sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup chopped green onions
8 large butter lettuce leaves

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef, garlic and onion. Cook for 10 minutes until beef is cooked through. To the skillet, add the next 7 ingredients (mushrooms through dried thyme). Stir and cook until vegetables are tender. To the skillet, add the green onion and spoon into lettuce leaves. Serve warm.

PS–This recipe is one of my favorites from the 21 Day Knockout, going on right now!  While many of us have already started the Knockout, it’s not too late to join in and begin your own!  The private Facebook group is buzzing with fantastic support and we are already seeing amazing results.  Click here to get access


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