Well respected for its ancient medicinal properties and powerful flavor, ginger is a go-to ingredient for those cold winter nights. Try these ginger recipe ideas to help you stay warm this season.
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
Photo: Lively Table
Ginger 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
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
Photo: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
Ginger Cookies with Clove Icing
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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
Photo: The Healthy Maven
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
Photo: Totay In Dietzville