From sweet gingersnap cookies to savory ginger-spiced ramen, this small root packs a punch! Known for its spicy, aromatic flavor, ginger can add dimension to a variety of recipes. In addition to versatility, ginger also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. These 10 recipes will help you incorporate ginger into your life in the most delicious way possible!
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1. Coconut Lemongrass Ramen
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A rich, hearty, and flavorful ramen with coconut milk, lemongrass, and kaffir lime. With notes of lemon-lime, ginger, and star anise, this Coconut Lemongrass Ramen by Taavi Moore is fantastic.
2. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Gingersnaps
Try these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Gingersnaps by Abby Thompson! They’re studded with dark chocolate chunks and bold, warm autumn spices. This is one heck of a cookie!
3. Summer Pineapple Crumble
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This deconstructed Summer Pineapple Crumble by Andri Neocleous makes a perfect summer dessert as it’s a lot lighter than the classic version. The base is bursting with flavor from the pineapple, pear, and raspberries which go so well together, whilst the crumble topping is super healthy yet indulgent as it is made with almond flour, coconut, and minimal vegan butter/flour.
4. The Natural Antibiotic Juice
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If you feel yourself coming down with a cold, flu, or generally starting to feel run down this is NOT the time to be eating ANY sugar, artificial sweeteners or processed foods. Instead, support your body and your immune system with proper nutrition, sleep, fresh air, sunshine, and stress management. And when it comes to nutrition there is no better way to fortify yourself with vitamins, minerals, and other health-supporting nutrients than by drinking fresh juice made with healing herbs, vegetables, and fruits. You’re not completely at the mercy of an infection when it hits you. There are many foods, spices and medicinal herbs that have been shown to reduce the incidence, severity, and duration of these infections. The Natural Antibiotic Juice by Nikki and Zuzana is a wonderful way to support your immune system and fight off any nasty bugs you may have come into contact with.
5. Carrot Ginger Dressing and a South Beach Salad
If you’re looking for a delicious salad, you’ve come to the right place. This Carrot Ginger Dressing and a South Beach Salad by Marquis Matson @realrawkitchen is amazing!
This fresh martini drink has a twist because of the ginger, which makes it even more exciting! Nita Rangoonan‘s Ginger-Tini is perfect for spring and summer days.
7. Caramel Topped Gingersnap Brownies
These decadent and fudgy Caramel Topped Gingersnap Brownies by Pamela Higgins bring dessert to the next level. The brownies are made from a combination of oat flour and almond flour, raw cacao, and are relatively low in oil. They’re topped with a layer of crumbled gluten-free gingersnap cookies, followed by a layer of tahini caramel. When it comes to the topping, you can stick with melted chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries or experiment with your own creative creation.
8. Homemade Elderberry Syrup
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When it’s cold and flu season, everyone runs out to buy some pricey elderberry syrup. It’s less expensive to make your own and you’ll know exactly what goes into it. You can make a double batch and freeze some, so you always have it on hand. This Homemade Elderberry Syrup by Kathy Hester is fantastic!
Reprinted with permission from Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking in Your Instant Pot by Kathy Hester, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Kathy Hester
9. Wholesome Chana Masala
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This Wholesome Chana Masala by Lena Novak is so tasty and comforting. It’s perfectly spiced and will make your kitchen smell amazing. Chana Masala is a great recipe to keep on hand because not only is it tasty, but it’s also hearty. After a long day, you can pull some leftover chana masala out from your fridge, heat it up, and then enjoy a nice and filling meal.
10. Healthy Citrus Pear Ginger Tea
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When it comes to Shanika Graham-White‘s Healthy Citrus Pear Ginger Detox Tea, the immune-boosting properties are without question. Made from fresh oranges, ginger roots, pears, lemons, grapefruit, and naturally sweetened, this tea is a great recipe for the entire family. Citrus + Pear + Ginger = a delicious combo!
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