Happy Monday! I simply cannot believe it’s already Monday and Thanksgiving is now 3 short weeks away. I must say I am really looking forward to the holiday season this year. My cousin and her girlfriend are coming down from Philly to spend the holiday with us and I’m so excited to see them! I am especially excited because my cousin is a BeachBody coach, which means she will be 100% down with having a healthier version of Thanksgiving! I love seeing her clean recipes and workouts on Facebook everyday!
Dave and I are signing up for a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning – is anyone else going to be participating in a Turkey Trot before they get their eat on for Thansgiving? I love the idea and could really use a reason to get up early on Thanksgiving morning. I’m sure I will be singing a different tune when I have to run in 30 degree weather but it will be for a good cause!
This orange ginger cranberry sauce stems from my need to get away from the processed jelly that is sold in cans. That stuff is pretty darn good – what you know you love it! But it’s missing love! So I decided to make my own. I knew I couldn’t replicate the taste of canned cranberry jelly and honestly I wanted something a little more upscale to eat.
I absolutely love ginger and orange together and they pair beautifully with the fresh cranberries in this dish. I decided to sweeten this dish with maple syrup and although it’s no canned cranberry jelly, it’s pretty fantastic! This dish would pair perfectly with this wild rice stuffing and your protein of choice.
- 2½ cups fresh cranberries
- ¼ inch fresh ginger, grated
- the zest of one orange
- Juice from ½ an orange
- 1 -2 tbs. maple syrup*
- 3-4 scoops stevia or packet of your favorite sweetner
- In a medium sized sauce pan, add one cup fresh cranberries, ginger, orange zest, orange juice and maple syrup
- Cook over medium heat, covered 6-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Turn down to low and cook until cranberries are softened and broken down.
- Add additional 1½ cups of cranberries and cook and additional 4-5 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.
- Garnish with grated ginger or orange zest.
What About You?
- I have a few more recipes to share with you for Thanksgiving. What are your favorite dishes?