Enjoy some zesty bites of this healthy relish with your holiday meal. This recipe is an adapted version of one that I found in this month’s Whole Living magazine. The blend of cranberry, apple, and orange is quite delicious and the tartness is balanced with sweetness from the dates and the apple. The zest of orange and lemon adds another layer of flavor that blends well with turkey.
* also try some with a little greek yogurt and granola for an easy breakfast.
RAW CRANBERRY RELISH adapted from Whole Living Magazine
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 honey crisp apple (or other sweet variety)
zest of one orange
1 orange (peel and pith removed)
1 t. lemon zest
6 dates ( seeds removed) add more if you prefer a sweeter taste
pinch of sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until just blended leaving it a bit chunky.
This is perfect with turkey, but also very good with a little greek yogurt and granola or added to oatmeal with a drizzle of maple syrup.
For more Fall |Winter cooking inspiration take a look at these recipe lists.
Thanksgiving Ideas | curated by Heidi Swanson from 101 Cookbooks.
Thanksgiving Inspiration and Fall favorites | curated by Love and Lemons.
Thanskgiving Inspiration from around the web | curated by Love and Lemons. These pumpkin bourbon milkshakes they posted look pretty fantastic!
Enjoy and savor the moments and flavors with your family this Thanksgiving weekend!
Welcome guests this thanksgiving with a simple pressed leaf, hand lettered with words of welcome or gratitude.
We did this thankful bowl below last year and it was a simple way for the kids to express what they were thankful for. They explored outdoors, gathered a variety of leaves and we pressed them in magazines under heavier books (overnight is long enough) Take a white, brown, or metallic silver sharpie and let them write what they are thankful for. Give them the productive, creative task of writing on leaves to lay at placesettings or have a pile of pressed leaves ready for guests to write on and gather them in a bowl as a centerpiece. Another idea is to collect branches and clip the pressed leaves with mini wooden clothespins and place in a decorative vase or pitcher.
download free template here for thank you gift tags by five and one
This Thanksgiving season offer the gift of thanks by making a homemade treat or buy something lovingly made locally. I created a gift tag for you to download and print by painting a leaf from our backyard and pressing it on paper to use as a simple gift tag for a hostess gift or for anyone that you would like to give a special thank you to. Click on the link above and print the template on off-white card stock for best quality. Cut out the tags and either use a hole punch and twine or tape to your gift for giving.
The kids loved planting and watching these pumpkins completely take over our garden this summer and now we are enjoying the harvest in some very tasty recipes! We found this Australian heirloom pumpkin squash from Bakers Creek Heirloom seeds.
I used this recipe for fresh pumpkin butter from Oh She Glows using our fresh pumpkin squash and sweetened it with the brown sugar she mentions instead of sucanat and used vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract. Very Tasty!
Enjoy and give thanks to the ones you love!