A Thanksgiving feast would not be complete without a tasty homemade cranberry sauce. With it’s sweet and tangy flavour, this recipe makes a wonderful side to any one of your holiday dishes.
As I am winding down from creating some healthy recipes for this holiday, I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my family. There is so much to be grateful for in my home that I don’t even know where to begin. Although I was hit with some upsetting news recently, I won’t let that get me down from this week’s festivities. My MRI revealed that I have a tear on my plantar fascia and I will need surgery. Since I am running the Boston Marathon in April, taking care of this injury as soon as possible is imperative.
For now, I am still keeping up my fitness by cross-training and a little running… and of course cooking. I decided to finalize my recipes with a Thanksgiving staple. When it comes to cranberry sauce, for some people it does not rank high on the “I have to try it” category. Seriously, do you know anyone that doesn’t serve cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving? Those that do love it will certainly be giving you the evil eye if you don’t have this complimentary, red delight nicely laid out by that juicy piece of poultry. With the right ingredients, I managed to get a thumbs up from 4 out of the 5 critics in my home. Sadly, the baby is not keen on tangy or sweet things for that matter. Yes, when I say baby I am talking about my 3 year old son. Even when he’s 40, he will always be my baby. Those that did like this recipe ranked it pretty high on the food rating scale and I know it will be a hit at my sister’s house for Thanksgiving.
Substituting refined sugars with natural ingredients is a must in this house. Maple syrup happens to be a love of mine and I like to use it whenever an unhealthy sweetener is required. It worked beautifully and really complimented the tangy taste of the cranberries. Give this recipe a whirl and I guarantee you will be watching your guests dance their way up for seconds. Last but not least, I want to thank you all for following me and I hope I was able to accommodate all your dietary needs on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!
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