Grammy Ethel’s Delicious Cranberry Relish

Grammy Ethel’s Delicious Cranberry Relish
(This is what Ethel Sinkewitz brought over to our house for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and it is so AMAZING I had to share the recipe!!!  By the time we thought about taking a picture of this beautiful dish, it was almost gone.)


12 oz fresh cranberries (not dried)

1 orange, peeled and seeds removed

1 apple, cored

8 – 10 oz. dates, stems and pits removed

2/3 C raw walnuts

Juice of 1 orange


Place all ingredients (except orange juice) in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.  Place in a beautiful bowl and mix in the orange juice.

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Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla Almond Milk


vanilla almond milk

1 C raw almonds, soaked overnight, skins removed

2 C pure water

2 or 3 medjool dates (take out the pits)

1 vanilla bean, seeds scooped out (or 1 or 2 t pure vanilla extract)

Pinch of sea salt


After soaking and removing the skins from the almonds, place the almonds and water in the blender and blend thoroughly.

Strain out the almond pulp with a nut bag, sprout bag, or cheesecloth.  You can save the pulp for making nut cheese or no-bake cookies later.

Return strained milk to blender, add the remaining ingredients, and blend thoroughly.

You will have a delicious, nutritious, frothy treat!  My children say it tastes like vanilla icecream.

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Almond Butter, Oats, & Agave Snack

My children came up with the idea for this snack and I finally tried it…. and WOW!  It is really delicious.  They call it “Almond Butter & Oats”.

Mix together the following ingredients (adjust amounts to fit your personal taste):

1/2 C Old-fashioned Rolled Oats
1/4 C  Almond Butter
2 t Agave Nectar
dash of salt