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Oranges with Almonds and Ginger

Clementine oranges can be used to make a sweet and healthy winter dessert.  These tiny oranges are brimming with vitamin C, the almonds provide vitamin E and the ginger contains gingerol, a health-protecting phytochemical.  If you can't find clementines in your grocery store, you can use any tangerine in this recipe.

Serves 4, a serving size equals: 92 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 2mg sodium, 24g carbs, 3g fiber.
This recipe is OK for those on the LMD (Low Microbial Diet) - ONLY if sauce is well cooked.

8 clementines, or 4 tangerines; peel, seeds and pith removed
2 Tbsp orange juice
2 tsp candied ginger, finely diced
1 Tbsp honey, preferably orange blossom
tsp almond extract
tsp ground cinnamon
cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted, for garnish*
8 ginger snaps, for garnish

Divide the orange segments evenly among four plates. Arrange them in a daisy or pinwheel design. In a small heat-proof bowl, combine the orange juice, ginger, honey, almond extract and cinnamon. Gently heat the mixture in a microwave at low power for 30 seconds. Stir and then drizzle the mixture over the orange segments.  Garnish with a sprinkle of almonds and 2 ginger snaps per plate.

*To toast almonds, place in small non-stick skillet. Over medium heat, stir almonds 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat immediately and transfer to a small bowl.

From, American Institute for Cancer Research, Health-e-Recipe Dec '06, Issue #117

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