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Want to Try Something Different This Christmas?

The North American Christmas menu is pretty much set in stone. If you aren’t preparing turkey or ham as the main course, with a side of potatoes, stuffing, a roll, and some salad, then you are breaking with tradition.

Of course, part of the fun that comes from cooking is coloring outside the lines. If your friends and family are game and you’re feeling ambitious, why not try something a little different this December 25th? Here are some foods commonly eaten at Christmas in other countries that we have fashioned into a multi-course meal.

Russia

Feeling a little fishy this holiday season? Why not dine on some Zakuski? These Russian fish appetizers are typically served with vodka shots, so you might want to only offer one per guest.

Malta

Ready for some soup? Imbuljuta tal-Qastan is a wonderful cocoa-chestnut soup that provides just the contrasting flavor to get you ready for the main course.

Germany

When was the last time you enjoyed roast goose? While a bit more challenging to prepare than turkey, it’s an excellent substitute. Germans look forward to Weihnachtsgans every holiday season.

Finland

Need a break from baked or mashed? Porkkanalaatiko is a Finnish carrot casserole that provides a zesty alternative.

Poland

Here is one that you and your guests may already know. Perogies have made their way into North American culture, but did you know that they are a Christmas staple in their country of origin? Add a plateful to your yuletide menu as they are a safe bet for guests who might not want to try some of the more offbeat entrees.

Portugal

We head to Portugal for this delicious desert temptation: Lampreia de Ovos. Yes, that does translate as Lamprey Eggs, but don’t worry, this sweet egg cakes only gets that name because it is traditionally baked in the shape of a lamprey. Chicken eggs are a perfectly acceptable substitute.

Bon Appétit and Season’s Greetings!

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Koia , A Plant-Based Beverage Platform

Koia is a quickly growing privately owned company that specializes in fresh, plant-based protein beverages.

Koia Plant Based Beverages
Southern California-based company produces refrigerated, ready-to-drink, plant-based, protein beverages that are soy-free, dairy-free,gluten-free and non-GMO. The drinks are created from a blend of brown rice, hemp, and pea proteins, using a 5-to-1 ratio of plant protein to sugar content.

Koia is an ideal fit as a healthy snack, meal accompaniment, or post-workout beverage for people with active lifestyles. The company was founded in 2013, and is now headquartered in Southern California where the drink is manufactured and produced.

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Charcoal Grill – Which Is The Best?

bkgrillThere are different types of grills that you can choose in the market. Each type has its own unique features that customers assessing vividly. If you are the type of person that likes grilling and wanted to buy one, you need to know first the buying guide, reviews and rating of the brand you looking for. Know the product first before deciding which to buy to fit for your lifestyle and your place. Not all types of grill will suit you. The buying guide, reviews and rating of grill will give you the advantage to make a good decision in purchasing the right one. You can also ask the person you know that have experienced purchasing gas grill. This way you will learn more and learn from their mistakes.

Not all the reviews and rating in the internet search were real. There are some just using marketing strategy to lure customers. That’s why it is important to not just to search and ask. You can actually go to the market that selling gas grill. This way all your inquiries will be attended right away. When getting the best gas grill, you need to ask the seller and examine the feature of the item. Know the material used and the warranty of it. Expensive or cheap brand doesn’t mean you can get the best features and used of it. No one wants to waste money on buying a waste item. Thorough inspection of the product will help you decide.

Grills type can be Charcoal Grills, Gas Grills, Electric Grills, Smokers, Kamado Grills and Infrared Grills. The specification and use are all different for each person using it. For example, people with lots of time choose charcoal grill. You may ask why charcoal grill – which is the best? The reason behind is charcoal grills give an intense, smoky flavor to food even it takes longer than other methods to cook.

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Throw Some Ginger On It

Welcome to the Ginger Project!  My name is Ginger and I will be your food guide today. 🙂

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I was basically forced to create this website due to an overwhelming demand in posting my recipes somewhere online.  Friends can be quite persuasive especially when they’re hungry and looking for a quick and easy recipe.  That’s where I come in.  I’ve got no formal training but have been cooking my entire life.  After I started my restaurant (also called the Ginger Project), I figured this could be the outlet I need to share my recipes and skills and tips I’ve acquired over the years.

You can find easy, quick, baked, and an assortment more of recipes on my website.  I’ve worked alone for most of my life, so this will be an opportunity for me to work and engage with my readers!  Hope you enjoy this website and all the deliciousness that comes along with it.