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Ginger Recipes That Heat Up Your Meals In the Best Way Possible

Gluten-Free Gingerbread and Fig Loaf

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With a double whammy of ginger inside the cake and candied on top, this super-moist (yet totally gluten-free) loaf makes a perfect hostess gift or holiday brunch staple.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Loaf

Photo: Abbey's Kitchen

Strawberry Ginger Beet Sorbet

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Who says it's too cold for sorbet? Sometimes after a heavy winter meal, a light icy treat is exactly what we feel like. With an added kick from ginger, this version really knocks it out of the park. (So do these other healthy sorbet recipes)

Get the recipe: Strawberry Ginger Beet Sorbet

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Ginger Ricotta Pie

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Holiday desserts have a tendency to weigh you down, but this is lightened-up pie (like these tasty, healthy pie recipes) with part-skim ricotta and fresh plums is a breath of fresh air. Can't find plums? Swap in any winter fruit!

Get the recipe: Ginger Plum Ricotta Pie

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Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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A holiday staple with a kick! This cranberry sauce has 75 percent less sugar than traditional recipes and is full of flavor, thanks to zesty orange and the pungent ginger.

Get the recipe: Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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Noodle Salad with Ginger Dressing

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Ginger is a staple in Asian cuisine, and if you do it right you can make a recipe tastier than takeout. This cool, nutrient-rich shirataki noodle salad with green chickpeas is a perfect choice. Ginger adds a characteristic spicy-sweet bite, plus anti-inflammatory compounds to keep things light and fresh all winter long.

Get the recipe: Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

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Ginger Cookies with Clove Icing

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These ginger cookies are completely irresistible and top the list of our favorite Christmas cookies of all time. Expert tip: Keep some extra ginger paste on hand this time of year so you can easily throw it into a recipe.

Get the recipe: Ginger Cookies

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Carrot Ginger Soup

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This vegan soup is the epitome of comfort. Sweet carrots, creamy coconut milk, and a sprightly zing from fresh ginger. If this is what cold weather tastes like, we'll take it.

Get the recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup

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Ginger and Turmeric Kombucha

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Talk about a powerful elixir—digestion-friendly ginger and anti-inflammatory turmeric combine in this probiotic drink that's just as tasty as it is good for you.

Get the recipe: Ginger and Turmeric Kombucha

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