As it’s #thanksgiving on thursday i thought i would share with you this delicious #vegan and #glutenfree dish that even the meat eaters in your family will be jealous of 🙊😋
Cranberry, Maple 🍁, Lentil Loaf by Cotter Crunch
- 2 cups cooked #lentils
- 3 tbsp #chiaseeds
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup whole fresh #cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts .
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp onion powder or onion salt
- 3 thyme sprigs or 1/4 tsp dried thyme 🌿
- 1 cup #glutenfree oats
- 2 small pieces of gluten free bread
For the Maple Glaze
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 cup #maplesyrup
- dash of garlic/pepper
Mix the chia and water together and set aside to let it gel.
Preheat oven to 350F
Combine your lentils, seasoning, cranberries, and vegetables all in one skillet with oil.
Cook on medium until onion are cooked and lentils are soft.
You want to be able to mash the lentils easily. Should take about 10 minutes.
Once that is cooked, turn off skillet and place everything in a large bowl. Set aside
Combine your oats and bread in a food processor, grind you until you get a flour texture.
Add your oat flour to your lentils and vegetable bowl, then add in your chia egg/mixture, and finally mix in the chopped nuts.
Mash and mix everything together with hands or spoon and then press into a 9x5 greased baking pan.
Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.
While that is cooking, make your glaze.
Combine the maple syrup, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic/pepper, and dijon mustard in one bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Remove lentil loaf from oven and coat with maple glaze. .
Serve and enjoy!
These butternut squash cranberry tacos are savory & sweet with a kick of tartness. This makes for a perfect fall meal and also a great use of leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving coming up! Cranberries are high in vitamin C and loaded with antioxidants.
Make your own honey-sweetened, tangy whole berry cranberry sauce with this easy recipe, which is featured in my cookbook "Berries: Sweet and Savory Recipes" published by @gibbssmith. This beautiful image was photographed by @scramp and styled by @vseder. Click on the link at ▶️ @elizacross for the easy recipe, plus 6 more of my favorites for Thanksgiving.
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! 🦃🍂 Anyone else grow up with those canned cranberries on their dinner table? 🙋🏼♀️ They’re my mom’s favorite, but I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan. (Sorry, mom.)
I decided to give cranberries a makeover by incorporating them into my favorite cozy breakfast during the cold months - oatmeal! I spiced them up with some cinnamon and ginger and they were oh so yummy ❤️ (full recipe coming to the blog soon, so stay tuned...)
Cranberries are typically used during the holiday season, but did you know that you can use them year-round? These little jewels are perfect for canning OR freezing! I used @capecodselect frozen cranberries in this recipe and they worked perfectly 👌🏼 Way better than opening a bag of fresh cranberries and finding that half of them are mushy. (Speaking from experience.😂) Definitely keeping these little guys in my freezer to add an antioxidant punch into my meals all year.
You probably know cranberries are a great source of antioxidants. But they're also great for vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and even fiber. There's a million ways you can use them aside from your classic Thanksgiving turkey. Like this 👆🏻bomb grilled cheese sandwich. It's the best cranberry apple thanksgiving grilled cheese + homemade lower sugar cranberry sauce with (#ad ) @capecodselect cranberries. SO good. These cranberries are bigger, brighter, and more flavorful than other brands and I'm a big fan. Also super impressed I could find Cape Cod cranberries all the way out in Montana. Give it a try!
I've been working on an appetizer for Thanksgiving and I think I have it- SPICY CRANBERRY SALSA! 🌶 I served it over #nondairy cream cheese & it was ❤ creamy ❤ spicy❤ tangy ❤ sweet! Seriously bursting with flavor! It's a winner! 😍
Over the next couple of days, I am going to share three easy peazy low cost Thanksgiving centerpieces! These are great if you need something last minute. This is the centerpiece on my table right now. I just grabbed a variety of things I had on hand – including acorns from my yard. The glass pieces have walnuts, cranberries and a votive candle in them - and you can just do that alone for a centerpiece! My motto is: keep it simple! #yourpartymadesimple#tablecenterpiece#thanksgivingtable#thanksgivingdecor
this thanksgiving, i refuse to be the dietitian who runs out of butter... what a cliche!
thanksgiving can be an ominous holiday if you worry about food. maybe we can help to free up some brainpower so you can worry less about food and have more energy for other things.
nothing is off limits. allow yourself to eat what you want this thanksgiving. this may sound scary, but in fact, it will allow you to focus on what your taste buds are truly craving. give yourself permission to eat what you really want. honoring your cravings allows you to enjoy all foods and you will spend less energy trying to convince yourself you didn’t really want *fill in the blank.*
keep in mind, you can recreate these flavors anytime of year. you deserve to be satisfied with pleasurable foods each and every day - in doing so, this makes the thanksgiving meal less novel. for example, i absoutely love mashed potatoes, and i make a point of having them throughout the year because they are so so yummy.
listen to your body and do what will help you feel well. sometimes, that means going for another serving - othertimes, it may mean recognizing that you are comfortably full and have had enough for this moment in time. because there are no arbitrary rules about when to eat with intuitive eating, you can always have more later if you find yourself wanting more. the option is always available, and this is freeing. 'overeating' isn’t a sin, and don’t beat yourself up if it happens. ironically, giving yourself permission to eat may mean you end up satisfied, not uncomfortable.
and the last tip for today… you don’t need to earn your food. all year long, but especially this time of year, you will be exposed to messages that tell you you’ll need to work to earn your meal, or you need to burn it off. recognize that as completely disordered BS. BS!! saving up calories for the meal can totally backfire, and it is lame to be hungry all day. i’d rather enjoy time with my fam, what about you? what other IE messages will help you this holiday season?
Piggybacking on the “spirited” conversations I had yesterday about canned cranberry sauce, I present to you this delightful cranberry orange iced tea sparkler. I don’t drink alcohol, and it’s a constant disappointment when I go to a nice dinner and see everyone gathered around a well stocked wet bar or uncorking a vintage bottle of wine, then being told there’s some cans of soda for me in a cooler out on the back porch. The porch is lonely! And it’s cold out there! And there could be bears out there, I don’t know!
Stop disappointing folks like me by trying a little and making this “mocktail”. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and by putting diced bits of cranberry sauce in the bottom to bob around like a jellied lava lamp, it’s super festive. It’s also great for kids, because they’re total assholes when they drink too much, and you do NOT want them driving. Recipe over at @foodnetwork, link is up on our website in our profile. #cranberry#mocktail#thanksgiving#foodnetwork#foodnetworkfaves