Garlic Lovers "Get Your Sweat On" Spicy Dipping Sauce

Earlier this week, I found myself coming down with early signs of a cold. Since I avoid taking medication as much as possible, I traded in cough syrup and throat lozenges for sleep, hot yoga, and lots of nutrient-dense foods including my secret weapon: RAW GARLIC

Garlic is a powerful antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. For best results, wait about 15 minutes after you peel and crush the garlic before eating it. [Warning: Side effects may include stinky garlic breath...a small price to pay for getting your health back on track! To freshen up your breath, eat some parsley.]

Believe it or not, I felt fantastic when I woke up the next morning.

Thank you, Garlic :)

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While tasty, this dipping sauce is not for the faint of heart. Between the garlic and the ginger, my mouth was on fire and I was SWEATING. That said, I would recommend cutting down on the amount of garlic and ginger if you prefer a milder sauce. However, if you are fighting a cold and want to go the natural healing route, this sauce will do the trick! Best served with my Raw Vegan Sushi or spring rolls (rice paper filled with veggies).

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder (if you have fresh ginger on hand, use that instead but start with less than 1/4 tsp and work your way up)
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine tamari, apple cider vinegar and dijon in a small bowl and mix with a small whisk or spoon
  2. Add ginger and minced garlic. Mix well.
  3. Serve immediately

[To add more garlic into your diet when you feel that cold coming on, try my Flu Fighting Tea]