Today we are highlighting a festive ingredient, ginger and our Sales & Operations Manager, women’s health, and emotional wellbeing expert, Judith is sharing some of her wellbeing tips.
How do you support your immune system in the winter?
By including raw garlic, ginger and turmeric in my diet, along with key supplements like vitamin d and zinc.
I also make sure I get enough sleep, exercise and laugh! Laughing decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells :)
How do you use Ginger?
I love Ginger in tea, especially with some added honey, Manuka honey is a great addition if you have a sore throat.
What’s your favourite Anatomē tea blend?
Ahh definitely Detox + Immune Support, it has Elderberry to support your immune system, with Ginger + lemon, plus it tastes great, even cold!
What’s your go-to winter recipe?
That's a hard one, but my signature winter dish is a great beef stew. Slow-cooked for hours, with great red wine and lots of vegetables. The secret is a great stock.
A Festive Recipe
Gingerbread is everyone's holiday favourite.
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg, then mix in molasses until smooth.
Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt into a large bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients to the molasses mixture, mixing after each addition until incorporated. Mix in water until smooth. Pour cake batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake; it should come out clean. If it does, remove cake from the oven; if not, bake 15 to 30 more minutes, checking often for doneness.
Allow gingerbread to cool in the pan before serving.