Thanksgiving is filled with delicious traditions and holiday recipes that are passed down from generation to generation.
I’m sure on your table every year there is a mixture of both old and new recipes that you love.
I like to tweak the classics to give them a modern zing, as well as boost up their “health” factor.
A great example is the classic cranberry sauce. It simply wouldn’t be considered a Thanksgiving dinner without those tart little bog berries.
But for me, the greatest insult to the life of that turkey sitting on your table is to pair it with a big blob of overly sweetened canned cranberry goop.
Yuck! Spit, spit patooey!
So… let’s honor this traditional meal and make a delicious cranberry sauce from scratch. Don’t worry! It’s actually really easy.
Cranberry sauce is literally, only a few ingredients:
Once you make your own, you will never go back to canned cranberry goop ever again.
To reduce the amount of sugar needed to make fresh cranberries edible (without puckering your face off), I cook them in apple juice/cider instead of water.
Plus, I mull that cider with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to boost up both the health and the deliciousness factor.
It’s totally yummy and because of the spices, it can keep colds and flu away! It’s a win-win for everyone that sits down to your Thanksgiving meal.
Be sure to make extra Cranberry Sauce to use as jam on the turkey sandwiches on the few days following the feast. Everyone will surely appreciate it!
Get my easy recipe for Mulled Cranberry Sauce here.
Wishing you many delicious recipes!
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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