cranberry sauce with chopped walnuts

cranberry sauce with walnutlet’s get saucy
Since thanksgiving is just around the corner {exactly 9 days!} I was craving a thanksgiving-inspired sandwich. I need to cover the basics – turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Since I was going to make this into a sandwich I decided to forgo the stuffing {who needs the extra carbs anyways!}. I got some turkey thighs and threw that into my crockpot, and then looked up a recipe for a homemade cranberry sauce. There were two recipes that intrigued me, this one is the combination of the two.

After drafting this post I realized I must be on a cranberry kick because this is my third recipe (the first being the pumpkin doughnut and the second one being the quinoa) that incorporates them – I’ll blame it on the time of the year. And, as if I needed another fall ingredient to fiend on, I also got a few pumpkin recipes coming soon.

ingredients
  2 pounds of fresh cranberries
  1 orange
  3/4 cup of Ideal Brown Sweetener
  1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  1/8 cup Grand Marnier liqueur (optional)

instructions
1. Zest half of the orange into a sauté pan and then squeeze all the juice.
2. Add the cranberries, sugar, walnuts, and Grand Marnier and cook over medium heat.
3. Remove from the heat and let it cool.

thanksgiving on a pita
This is the {pita} sandwich that resulted from making the cranberry sauce. I used Joseph’s pita bread (if you’re watching your carb intake this is a good low-carb option) with a simple side salad. It really filled me up; I was still feeling full during my workout a few hours later. I made one for Dave as well so it was bf approved!

thanksgiving pita

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