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Fresh Cranberry Orange Salad

Thank you for the  Cranberry

Fresh Cranberry Orange Salad

Fresh Cranberry Orange Salad

 The fresh glossy tart red berries of winter celebrations are here in abundance as Thanksgiving and winter holidays begin. Cranberries are at their peak from October through December.  Although available all year in juices, canned, dried and frozen cranberries, there is something more festive and delicious to use the fresh cranberry.  Bags of fresh cranberries are readily available to freeze and have during the year. 

Nutritional Benefits

The cranberry belongs to the same genus as the blueberry and a good source of ellagic acid, an antioxidant compound.  Cranberry juice is known for the healing power of prevention and treating urinary tract infections.  The cranberry antioxidant provides important anti-inflammatory benefits to the cardiovascular system, digestive tract and protection against breast, colon, prostate cancers. 

The maximum nutrients and taste of cranberries are retained best when used  fresh and not prepared in a cooked recipes.  When frozen they can be chopped in a blender for fresh cranberry salads, or unfrozen tossed in salads or added to a favorite fruit juice.  Dried sweetened cranberries provide another source of the nutritional benefits to add to cereals, salads, rice, breads, cakes and brownies or a serving size of 1/3 cup to eat by the handful.

Cranberry Cooking

o   Combine cranberries with apples, oranges and  pineapple pecans and sweeten with honey or fruit juice for a salad.  o   Red gelatin combined with  whole cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple, chopped apple and  chopped walnuts makes an attractive salad for the holiday table.                                                                                                                                            o   Cooked sweeten cranberries make a good side dish to serve with roast turkey or ham.  Boil one cup of water, one cup of sugar, add 3 cups of cranberries.  Cook 10 minutes, or berries pop, pour into serving dish; let cool to room temperature.   The sauce can be refrigerated and served cold.                                                                                                        o Dried cranberries can be utilized in salads, breads, and with entrees such as Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken.                                                                                                     

Cranberry Orange Salad

A salad when served on lettuce or relish to be served with entrees of turkey, ham or pork . Cranberry Orange Salad for all seasons, not just Thanksgiving.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad or Relish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh whole cranberries or frozen whole berries
  • 1 medium naval orange
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup gelatin powder cherry, orange, or lemon
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecan

Instructions

  • Chop cranberries in blender or food processor.
  • Pour into large bowl.
  • Using the whole orange, cut into quarters or smaller and chop in the blender or processor.
  • Add the orange pieces to cranberries.
  • Stir in the sugar, gelatin powder and pecans.
  • Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hour to dissolve sugar and cool.

Notes

Fresh Cranberry Salad can be frozen after it is frozen, thaw before serving.

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Annie’s Eats – Glazed Cranberry Lemon Cake

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cookbookinabox – Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

 

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Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

A few years ago I was cleaning out boxes stored in a closet.  I found a cookbook in a box, Williams-Sonoma, Simple Italian Cooking recipes by Chuck Williams.  These recipes started my adventure in Italian cooking and eating.  The Mediterranean Diet works for my family with plenty of fresh vegetables and fresh fruit.  My Caramelized Oranges with Almonds is adapted from a favorite recipe “Oranges with Mint and Toasted Almonds.”  I made a few changes to  the recipe and serve as  an appetizer, salad or dessert.  It is wonderful with a brunch instead of orange juice.  Put the oranges on spinach or romaine lettuce the syrup for dressing;  there is a salad for dinner of chicken and pasta.  After eating a heavy meal of beef stew, Caramelized Oranges with Almonds lend a sweet and light dessert to the meal.

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

Caramelized Oranges with Almonds

A dish of fresh oranges in mild sweet syrup with toasted almonds and coconut for an appetizer, salad or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers / Salad / Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon slivered orange zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Marsala wine optional
  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 4 tablespoons toasted almond slices
  • 4 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Wash and dry oranges.
  • Grate the rind off the oranges to get the zest.
  • Cut off the top and bottom of the oranges.
  • Cut off the peel and white pith.
  • Slice the peeled oranges into 1/2 inch slices, put into a serving bowl.
  • Save any orange juice.
  • In a medium sauce pan, put the zest, sugar, lemon juice, wine and orange juice.
  • Cook over medium heat until mixture is amber colored, about 5 minutes without stirring.
  • Remove the syrup from heat and pour over the orange slices.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • Serve slices with the toasted almonds and toasted coconut on top.

Notes

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Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

 

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

A light salad or dessert for a luncheon or buffet. Easy to prepare and can be made with favorite fruits and nuts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple tidbits

Instructions

  • Drain juice from pineapple into double boiler. Reserve pineapple tidbits.
  • Add honey, cornstarch and eggs to pineapple juice.
  • Whisk to blend, stir while cooking to thicken.
  • Stir in the butter and cool.
  • Pour the thickened dressing into a serving bowl.
  • Fold in pineapple, marshmallows, dates, pecans and oranges.
  • Chill a few hours before serving.

Notes

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Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

Heating ingredients for the dressing in a double boiler.

 

Ingredients for marshmallow pineapple salad 

Dates, marshmallows, pecan, pineapple tidbits and orange make up the tropical salad.  Maraschino cherries add color as well as sweetness.  Be creative in your selection.

 

Marshmallow Pineapple Salad ready for lucheon or buffet.

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad ready for luncheon or buffet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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