Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Ginger and a recipe for Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Ginger root is a powerful anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.
Add grated ginger to a vegetable mix while stir frying it, or make an infusion by steeping ginger root for 10-15 minutes and drink hot or cold.

Gingered Sweet Potatoes

8 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes (about 8)
4 tea. salt
4 Tab. butter or margarine
1 tea. grated ginger
1/2 tea. maple syrup

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add sweet potatoes and salt and cook 25 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid and return potatoes to pot with the liquid. Add butter, ginger, maple syrup and nutmeg to taste. Use a potato masher or electric hand mixer to mash potatoes. You may want to add salt, lemon juice or more syrup to taste.

source: One Bite at a Time, Rebecca Katz


  1. Oh wow! Those sound yummy! Okay. At the risk of sounding like too much info from me...I'm wondering if the sweet potatoes (that I LOVE to eat, but don't eat too often) give me gas?? I need to look it up and see if they are a cause of gas or if it is something else I ate.


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