You May Also Like

sweet potato toast

Get ready to freak out over this genius bread alternative hitting stores next month

Should you be taking a sulfur supplement?

Everyone is LA is buzzing about sulfur supplements––here’s everything you need to know

most controversional wellness moments of 2016

Is Sriracha actually healthy?

ketogenic diet for anxiety

I tried the ketogenic diet to help with my anxiety—here’s what happened

mct oil diarrhea

Here’s why your super-charged coffee might be giving you the runs

A vegan doughnut recipe using delicata squash

Vegan delicata ‘doughnuts’ are here to squash all other fall-treat recipes

The one spoon hack you need to know to peel ginger like a pro


Photo: Stocksy/Pixel Stories; Graphic by Abby Maker for Well+Good

From kicking up the anti-inflammatory benefits in your stir fry to turning your tea into a digestion-soothing tonic, freshly peeled ginger is a superstar spice. But tackling a piece of raw ginger can be pretty intimidating: How exactly do you peel it and incorporate it into your meals? It’s actually easier than it looks.

The above video gives an up-close, step-by-step look at how to cut ginger like a pro. Here’s how it’s done: First, remove the little nubs shooting off the sides. (Tip: A dull knife just won’t cut it—literally—so make sure you’re using a sharp one.) Then, use a spoon to scrape off the skin, using your thumb to add a little force. This creates the ginger shavings you’ll use to add into your food to give it a warming, spicy kick. Use the knife to round up any edges and cut off your peeled piece.

The ginger shavings and small slices can be thrown right into your blender or incorporated in your entree—or your daily a.m. ginger shot (what a way to wake up).

If you’re on a mission to keep perfecting your knife skills, check out this video on how to cut an onion—without tearing up—and see how to cut an avocado perfectly every time.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

Peppermint tea is steeped in healthy benefits—here are the top 5

lattes

And the 2018 winner for best coffee city in America is…

The By Chloe menu will include CBD baked goods

By Chloe is chilling out this fall by releasing a line of CBD-infused baked goods

mct oil diarrhea

Here’s why your super-charged coffee might be giving you the runs

A vegan doughnut recipe using delicata squash

Vegan delicata ‘doughnuts’ are here to squash all other fall-treat recipes

Should you be taking a sulfur supplement?

Everyone is LA is buzzing about sulfur supplements––here’s everything you need to know