I was at a clients house when I saw ginger syrup for the first time. Ginger is a great addition to your diet as it aids digestion by soothing the intestinal tract and reduces inflammation, making it ideal for those with arthritis, joint pain, or general inflammation. Ginger syrup does of course add quite a bit of sugar, but of course it is imperative that food provides sustenance as well as joy. What does one do with ginger syrup you might ask? Oh a plethora of lovely things, let me tell you.
This is quinoa with roasted butternut squash, pecans, asian pear and basil dressed in maple syrup, lemon, cayenne pepper, (master cleanse sauce) aaaand of course ginger syrup The last time I made this I did without the ginger syrup and secretly the recipe may be better that way, but both options are fun to play with. By the by, this recipe is indeed vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly, might make you run faster.
But what else can you do with ginger syrup?
- Add it to your favorite whiskey (I suggest Pendleton) with club soda and fresh lemon or lime for a fresh and awesome whiskey ginger. (Yup, that’s a great idea).
- Mix it with wasabi and soy sauce for a sweet dressing to go on top of ahi tuna or sushi.
- Dress a fruit salad in it.
- Put it on pancakes or oatmeal.
- Put it in your tea.
- Drizzle some on top of tofu fried in toasted sesame oil.
- Make a dressing with tahini butter and miso.
7 officially makes this a plethora so I feel good about stopping here.