I love Elana’s Pantry!
I do NOT love agave (more on that another time), which is heavily employed in many of her recipes. Her recipes are a great springboard, however, although some recipes-with-agave are harder to adapt than others.
We’ve used her recipe for Raw Cranberry Sauce for several major holiday meals now and really like it.
If you need a good GF/SF recipe for cranberry sauce, you should check it out! (Note: it does call for dates, which I try to use sparingly. Therefore, I usually substitute Vanilla Creme Liquid Stevia, to taste)*. It also calls for fresh cranberries, one orange and one lemon.
*Update: Since then, I’ve loosened my standards a bit 🙂 and am totally fine with the dates now. In fact, this year (2013) I added more dates to take the edge off the tartness.
And by the way, my sauce pictured above was made in the Vitamix. Pre-chopping the dates and making the sauce in a food processor should yield a more chunky sauce, if that’s what you’re after.
Looks like Elana is also currently highlighting a variety of Thanksgiving-ish recipes….let me know if you try any of them!
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page