Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little weird.  I like things that are a little off the wall, and I don’t like a lot of things that are traditional.  For example, that red jelly-looking cranberry sauce stuff from a can that was a staple at our Thanksgiving dinner table in my family was NEVER something I would eat.  It didn’t look appetizing and I hated the taste of it.

A few years ago my mom said she was making cranberry relish, and I was immediately grossed out.  She assured me it would be really good, so I reluctantly tasted it.  Well, turns out mom was right, the cranberry orange relish she made was DELICIOUS!

I want to be clear, this is not a recipe my mom or myself created, so we aren’t taking credit for it.  It was given my mom verbally by a former colleague and we don’t know where she got it from.  Since the origin of the recipe is unknown to us I’m not sure exactly who to give credit to.

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz bag of organic cranberries
  • 1 medium orange, quartered, rind on
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and pulse until chunky
  • The orange rinds should stay on!

I know it sounds odd to leave the rind on, but it’s delicious!

Honestly I probably never would have changed anything about a traditional Thanksgiving meal if I hadn’t experienced the health issues that come along with Hashimotos.  Even though it really sucks to have this disease, without it I wouldn’t have discovered this and many other yummy alternatives!  There is a quote that I have recently read that I really identify with.  “I’m grateful for my struggle, for without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength” by Alex Elle.   Had I not developed hypothyroidism and not done well on medicine, I never would have discovered the knowledge I’m now sharing with you.

Thanks for reading and have a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving!

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