Have you ever eaten home made cranberry sauce? If so, you likely don’t have fond memories of it- between the bitter berries and the consistency of the mystery sauce, most Americans overwhelming choose canned cranberry sauce.
We’re talking about cranberry sauce Linda! Who cares about ‘nutritional value’?
Everything you eat has a nutritional value, not just the good stuff, so why eat high fructose corn syrup when you can try this AMAZINGLY good cranberry sauce that isn’t covered in hard bitter berries or watery mystery goo.
It's so mouth watering and delicious that I bet you’ll never even go back to the canned goop again.
The mixture will look the same for the first 2 hours, then you should see the cranberries starting to split in two, or develop small cracks. When you see this, you know your sauce is done!
5. Turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid and fish out the cinnamon stick and orange halves.
6. Stir. Leave the lid off and allow the sauce to thicken (it WILL thicken!) for about 30 minutes.
Get your protein and antioxidants together with this sweet and healthy dinner idea.
5 Easy Steps!
1. Mix brown sugar and apple juice together and set aside
2. Peel and slice apple
3. Add chicken to the slow cooker
4. Pour cranberries and apple slices over chicken
5. Pour brown sugar and juice mixture over everything.
Cook on Low for 6-8 Hours or on High For 3-4 Hours
Anybody can randomly chop up watermelon and hand it to you. Some people know how to cut it right, and few know how to "serve" watermelon- like it's fine dining. We here at Eat2Live2Love understand what a budget is, and we also know you wanna look good while on that budget! So spend $5 and buy a watermelon, cut it, then create this unique serving suggestion recipe.
Just combine the ingredients, mixing it up in a large bowl, refrigerate for a few minutes and serve in a pretty bowls and fancy forks. Your $5 melon is now one in a million! Way to go!
Stupid Easy Directions
Preheat oven to 450
Wash and dry your potatoes (don't cut)
Roll Potatoes in Olive Oil and place them on a baking sheet
Add salt/pepper to taste and toss in oven
Bake for 20min, making sure to flip them 1/2 way through
There are a ton of variations to this recipe, like adding in other cut veggies, cheeses, sauces... but we thought we'd keep it clean for you and let you decide what you wanted to add! This recipe is 100% Kid Approved and perfect for little fingers. Plus, you can change up how this side dish is presented.
Whole, Diced, or Sliced
Did you know that over half of the nutrients in a potato are found in the skin? Red potatoes are a great source of fiber and B vitamins, so don't peel them!
If you have 15 minutes and 4 simple ingredients.. you have a delicious salad with your lunch or dinner. But it's also an inexpensive dish to make & bring to a party.
So why do we call it "Cool Cucumber Salad?"
Most people don't know that the phrase "cool as a cucumber" comes from the cucumber's ability to cool the temperature of the blood, and when applied topically, reduces swelling. So get cool and try the Cool Cucumber salad.
1. After washing your produce, (do we even need to say that?) grab a peeler and create stripes on your cucumbers.
2. Thinly slice your cucumbers and add to bowl. Add a bit of sea salt and set in fridge. (We want it cold; the salad will draw out some of the water while you are in the kitchen crying.)
Hey. Wait. Why are you crying?
3. Because you're peeling that red onion. You can choose to dice the onions or create thin rings- that's up to how much you like raw onions. We typically recommend thin slivers.
4. Take the cucumbers out of fridge and drain any water.
Add in the onions and mix. Put back in fridge. Now, dice up your fresh dill. This is used as a spice so you need to make sure that you don't have big clumps or or stems.
5. Take out your cucumber/onion bowl, add in the dill, a bit more salt, and (shhhh!!!) some sugar to taste. We are talking minimal amounts here people. Mix it up and then add 1TBSP of sour cream per cucumber. Less is more. Stir, taste, and add in salt/sugar/cream to taste. You'll want the flavors to all harmonize, so put a lid on it (ya you, loud mouth) and keep it in the fridge for another 15-20min...or until dinner is ready..whichever comes first.
Why it's Cool
The phytochemicals in cucumbers kill the bacteria that cause bad breath. Dill is also a wonderful "detergent". We can't say the same for the onion.
Cucumbers are 95% water and known for giving you clearer skin.
"Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol—three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers." Read more HERE
"Onions are also a source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C that helps to combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Colon cancer: High fiber intakes from all fruits and vegetables are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.
Prostate cancer: In a study published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers used a population-based, case-controlled study to investigate the relationship between allium vegetable intake and prostate cancer. They found that men with the highest intake of allium vegetables had the lowest risk for prostate cancer.2
Esophageal and stomach cancer: Frequent intake of allium vegetables has been inversely related with the risk of esophageal and stomach cancer.3 Several survey-based human studies have demonstrated the potential protective effects of consuming alliums, as well as reports of tumor inhibition following administration of allium compounds in experimental animals." Read more HERE
It is a very good source of potassium, an important intracellular electrolyte. 100 g of cucumber provides 147 mg of potassium but only 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium. Read more HERE
Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar and have chromium which helps clean the blood.
Just toss those ingredients into your blender and go! Yum yum Yum!
This recipe makes about 7-8 servings. Perfect for parties or a large snack fest. If you need help making it through a a BBQ, this is a great item to bring, and you can read more tips here. Don't waste your money on chemical laden crap that you buy from the store, when you could be enjoying an even better food that is clean! (and in the end, cheaper than buying a tub of chip dip)
Just add ingredients into the Blender and enjoy now or freeze for later!