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I had a mini Thanksgiving Saturday afternoon with part of my fam that was TURKEY FREE. Why turkey free? Even if you aren't plant-based, unless you're cooking for a large group of people, a turkey might just be more stress and expense than you need.


Made-In Cookware helped me bring you the very best parts of Thanksgiving, which are, in my opinion, the delicious side dishes.

We’ve got:

  • Gluten-free stuffing

  • Cranberry sauce (recipe below)

  • Roasted brussel sprouts (with a little bacon, leave out for vegan, roast brussel sprouts on 425 with avocado oil, salt and pepper, until crispy45-60 minutes)

  • Delicata squash marshmallow dessert (stay tuned for the recipe!

  • Hasselback butternut squash (thinly sliced roasted butternut squash)

There was one Thanksgiving favorite I've never loved, but was determined to make delicious this year: cranberry sauce. It's usually overcooked, over-sweetened, and the texture is just blah. 

I found a clean recipe and made sure I didn't overcook it. Cranberries are full of nutritional benefits that are usually canceled out by excessive heating and all the sugar. 


This recipe is super easy: 

-1  12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries

-3/4 cup orange juice

-1/2 cup maple syrup (I used about 1/3 cup)

Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. The even heat from my Made-In Cookware pan meant only about 8 minutes before the cranberries burst and created the most beautiful texture and taste!! Made-In Cookware started their Black Friday sale early this year, and you won't want to miss out on their deals for yourself or all the chefs in your life!

Katie Buchanan