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Happy Thanksgiving & a Super Easy Cranberry Sauce from Scratch

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving since last week. Here’s some pictures of preparing for it & attending our community Thanksgiving dinner.

Behold- the “turkey disguised as a cheerleader” so we won’t eat him/her.

Disguised Turkey - The Elston Family

And the: I didn’t have a turkey, so I made my own!

Had to have her own turkey - The Elston Family

And all dressed up for our community’s Thanksgiving dinner:

Community Thanksgiving - The Elston Family Community Thanksgiving - The Elston Family

How about a super easy cranberry sauce recipe? This will put the Frankenstein-like canned jello stuff to shame 🙂

Fermented Cranberry Sauce

You’ll need:

  • 1 bag (1lb) fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 tangerine, sliced & seeded- peel left on
  • 1 handful of pitted dates
  • 1/4 coconut palm sugar, (like this)
  • 1/4 cup kombucha


Add all ingredients (except kombucha & coconut palm sugar) to high speed blender (I like this one). Blend on high speed until mixed thoroughly & dates/tangerine/cranberries are chopped into very small pieces – almost pureed. Remove contents from blender & put in jar. Add the sugar & kombucha – use a plastic spoon to get the sugar & kombucha distributed throughout the mixture. Place lid on jar & let ferment on the counter for 2-3 days. After 2-3 days, refrigerate  until ready to serve. Mine has actually taken on somewhat of a “jelly like” consistency, but I feel like it’s the dates (they were dried) expanding in the kombucha. 

Why ferment? During the fermenting process, the good bacteria feeds on the sugars- resulting in a sweet but less sugary content & tangy cranberry sauce. So you get a delicious, gut friendly side to your turkey 🙂 Let me add that it’s pretty to look at too!

Fermented Cranberry Sauce - The Elston Family

Happy Thanksgiving!

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