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Cranberry Orange Bread {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

I’m really excited about this one!  And its just in time for the holidays.  It all started when I grabbed a bag of fresh cranberries at our local produce market and started thinking of all the yummy things I could make with them.  Then I started wondering about the nutritional value of cranberries, so I did some research.  It turns out cranberries are really good for us!  Besides having a nice amount of vitamin C, and fiber, the phytonutrients they contain are well know for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.  There are studies showing cranberries help support immune function and potentially lower the frequency of cold symptoms as well as benefiting the digestive tract.  And guess what?  Studies show that in order to get the most benefit from cranberries, they should be eaten in their natural food state (surprise!).

Setting aside all the good news about cranberries and their nutritional qualities, it turns out they are super yummy as part of this delicious, allergy-friendly snacking loaf.  This cranberry orange bread would make a tasty breakfast, a nice pick-me-up afternoon snack or a wonderful gluten-free bread to serve with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  The orange flavor subtly adds a bit of tangy sweet which compliments the cranberries beautifully.  For the recipe, I started with the one on the Ocean Spray cranberries package and adapted it to be free of gluten, dairy and eggs (and a little less sugar).  And it worked!

So run right now to the store, grab a bag of fresh cranberries and make this bread!  Its come together quickly – no fuss – and gets eaten really fast!

Cranberry Orange Bread gluten, dairy and egg-free

1 1/2 cups sorghum flour
1/2 cup potato starch or tapioca starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP ground flaxseed
3/4 cup sugar (I used white)
1 cup orange juice
2 TBSP oil
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped (I used my good old Pampered Chef Food Chopper)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (sorghum, starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground flaxseed and sugar).  To this, add orange juice and oil.  Using a hand or stand mixer, mix for a few minutes until well combined.  Stir in chopped cranberries.  Transfer to a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Remove from pan, slice and enjoy!  Makes one loaf.

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Meal Plan Monday – November 26, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I sure did!  I loved spending the day with my family and friends and really enjoyed having my hubby home for a nice long four-day weekend!  We even got some projects done!  I cleaned out a few of those unruly drawers in my kitchen, weeded out my recipe book, washed the kitchen floor and deep-cleaned my dust-coated bedroom.  My hubby did some clearing out in the basement and got our Christmas lights up (yaah!), plus some other stuff.

Since we ate dinner at our friend’s home, we don’t have much in the way of leftovers, so this week’s meal plan doesn’t include recipes using turkey or mashed potatoes, but I’d love to hear some of the creative ways you have found for using Thanksgiving leftovers.

MONDAY – Java Crockpot Roast – This is my new favorite way to cook a roast.  The flavor is sooooo good.  I just leave out the cream cheese that’s mentioned in the recipe.

TUESDAY – Oven Baked Chicken Cacciatore – I’ve been enjoying dicing up fresh tomatoes instead of canned, but either works great!

WEDNESDAY – Experimental Creamy Burger and Potatoes – I’ll be using the creamy sauce from my Creamy Chicken Pie, but using ground beef and cubed potatoes instead of chicken.  I’ll let you know if it turns out yummy.

THURSDAY – Beef and Sorghum Stew and Biscuits – I’ll be using the planned-over beef from Monday’s dinner in my new favorite stew recipe which I hope to share soon.

FRIDAY – Roaster Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Peas – Since we didn’t have Thanksgiving leftovers, I’m still craving all that goodness.

SATURDAY – Take-Out from Pei Wei Asian Diner.  This has become our Christmas-Tree-Getting-Day traditional dinner.  They have a reasonable gluten free menu and my whole family likes it.

SUNDAY – Salad Dressing Chicken and Rice

What’s on your plan?

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