Cranberry relish and a wicked good smoothie

 

Are you ready for the holiday next week? Do you need to bring something and have no idea what to make? Or maybe you’re tired of the same old thing? Have no fear, here’s a cranberry relish recipe that is so tasty you’ll want to dish up a bowl and eat it with a spoon. 9944862_l

Cranberry Relish

12 oz bag cranberries, rinsed
1 or 2 oranges peeled and cut in segments (if large orange use 1, I use 2 mandarins or tangerines)
2 apples cut to fit in food processor
put all ingredients into food processor and pulse until desired consistency. I like it chunky so I don’t pulse long.
then add: 1 large can crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained
1 cup sugar

Mix and chill. stir every hour for 2-3 hours. best if chilled for several hours. You can make it the day before

P.S. It’s wonderful the next day as a smoothie base. Use 1/2 cup or 1 cup if you like it more fruity, add 1/2 c. yogurt or OJ, a handful of ice, a handful of spinach and blend – yum!

Just in time for Winter

I recently stumbled across a new cookbook that I had to share with you all. No, you don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy these meals but a few meatless meals won’t hurt -grins. Her book is geared towards using a small crockpot/slow cooker to make small meals for two. I’m not a huge fan of leftovers so this greatly appealed to me. I’ve tried out a few of the recipes so far, easy peasy and super-delicous! So if you’re looking for something new or a holiday gift, this one’s for you.

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Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You: More than 100 Delicious One-Pot Meals for Your 1.5-Quart/Litre Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

If you have a small family or are looking for better-portioned vegan meals (that don’t force you to eat chili for a week straight!), Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You is the perfect resource for you. Featuring recipes geared specifically for use with a 1.5- to 2-quart slow cooker, you’ll find endless meal ideas that you can make with minimal effort and maximum taste. Just prep a few items the night before or morning of, and come home to a hot meal—or side, or dessert—the moment you walk in the door!
The little slow cooker is so easy to use that it makes cooking everyday a snap, so you can have a healthy variety of foods at a fraction of the cost of eating out. Inside, you’ll find a whole new world of food to fall in love with, from breakfast-y Pumpkin Polentato comforting White Bean Quinoa Gumbo to luscious Blueberry Lemon Cake. You’ll be amazed at what your little slow cooker can do! (description from Amazon).

Just in time for the holidays…an xmas ghost story!

Whoo-hoo! Super happy to announce…

Iced in Shadow, A Shadow Walkers Holiday Novella is live on Amazon amzn.to/1aLmImU. And only $.99! It should be available on the rest of the #ebook retailers in the next few days. #paranormal #christmas #christmasghost

Beware… there’s a nasty spirit threatening to ruin Christmas for everyone. Come spend the holiday at Ravensmore Castle with your favorite Shadow Walkers. You’ll learn more about Hamish and of course, Frederick – the wicked ghost. Iced in Shadow may be read standalone. It takes place after Desired by Shadow.

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