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'Tis the season of sniffles and sore throats but this alcohol-free home brew is filled with carefully selected ingredients like ginger and juniper berries that have benefits to help soothe your ailments. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Healing Hot Toddy (Alcohol-Free)

Cure yourself from the inside out

It’s the time of year when the temperature is going down but sore throats, runny noises, and cold weather aches and pains are coming up. This non-alcoholic Healing Hot Toddy may not cure your cold but each carefully selected ingredient has specific properties that can help relieve your symptoms – ginger for anti-inflammatory benefits, lemon for Vitamin C, juniper for its natural antibacterial properties*, and chili pepper for its ability to warm you up. This cold weather concoction is sure to warm you up from the inside out so brew yourself a big mug, cozy up under a warm blanket, and start feeling better!

*Note: Make sure to read Kelly’s notes about juniper berries, which aren’t recommended for people who are pregnant or have had kidney/liver problems. If that means you, just leave it out!

THE CHEF

Kelly Mulcair

Registered Nutritionist and Recovering Lawyer

Kelly Mulcair from Inspired Edibles

One of my biggest goals as a nutritionist is to show people that healthy eating does not have to be time-consuming, boring or complicated. I focus on whole ingredients that nourish the body and mind while delivering big flavor.

Kelly is a registered nutritionist, “recovering” lawyer, and blogger from Canada who shares her healthful and nourishing approach to cooking on her blog, Inspired Edibles where she shows us that healthy eating and living do not have to be boring. Her recipes use fresh, whole ingredients and are boldly flavored while still being healthy, leaving us feeling satisfied and good about what we’re putting into our bodies. And, since we’re all busy, her dishes are simple and quick for delicious eating any night of the week.

Make sure to say hello to Kelly on Twitter and Facebook.

THE TIP

How to Store Unused Ginger

The best way to store unused ginger is to peel it and store it in a zip-top bag in the freezer.

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