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Cook in English – Healthy turmeric ginger lemonade

A delicious recipe with a quick vocabulary building task! What’s not to like?

Prep and cook time:  20 minutesLemonade

Serves 4

4   cups water
1   teaspoon turmeric powder or fresh peeled (=with the skin off) turmeric root
1   teaspoon ginger powder (or a 4-inch strip fresh ginger root, peeled)
honey or dark-liquid stevia, to taste
lemon slices (=thin round pieces of lemon), or the juice of a full lemon

Put water into a small pot and bring to a boil (=heat until water starts to bubble) on the stove (=gas or electric cooker). Make sure that the water has come to a full boil (=when there are lots of big bubbles in the water). Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer (=when there are only a few smaller bubbles in the water) for 8 to 10 minutes. This will extract (=get out of something) the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger. Remove (=take off) the pot from the stove. Strain (=filter) the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger. Add sweetener (=sugar, stevia, honey can make something sweeter) and lemon to taste.

Do you still remember these key verbs from the recipe? Match them to their definitions.







  • take the skin off a fruit or vegetable

  • heat water so bubbles form inside it

  • get something out of something

  • take something off of something

  • filter

  • keep water so warm that it is almost boiling

ANSWERS: above in the text!



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