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.
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!