Chunky Cranberry and Orange Relish

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Louisa lets you into one of her family’s holiday traditions – easy-to-make raw cranberry relish. For a fresh alternative to canned cranberry, look no further than the Shafia kitchen.

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Hey, I'm Louisa Shafia, here on eHow.com, and today I'm showing you how to make one of my family's favorite holiday recipes, raw cranberry relish. This is a great recipe. It's super easy, super healthy and it's way better than that cranberry Jello stuff that you dump out of a can. So here we go. Here are some beautiful fresh organic cranberries and I think it's important to get organic because the whole thing is raw. You're not going to cook anything out of here if there's pesticides so start with raw cranberries and I'm putting about two cups of the cranberries into my food processor and the other main ingredient in here is oranges. So here are some oranges that I've cut up. All I did here was I took an organic orange. These are naval oranges and they have got really beautiful orange flesh. They're also seedless which is really nice and I took out some of the core and I'm just going t coarsely chop this orange. Okay so this is super easy. You know you don't have to be exact with the cutting, just about roughly the same size pieces and that's great. So I'm putting in an equal amount of my cut oranges and this already looks gorgeous, the bright red and the orange and I'm going to add a little bit of sweetener to this because it's got some bitterness from the cranberries and from the orange skin and I'm going to put in a little bit of date sugar. Now this is a less processed kind of sugar. It's just dried granulated dates. So there's no additives, no preservatives. So, I like to stay away from white sugar so this is a great sugar to use if you're trying to keep it natural so here we go. I'm just going to pulse until this is well mixed. I don't want to take all the texture out. I don't want it to be completely smooth. I want to still be able to see all those beautiful little pieces of fruit that are in here and this looks gorgeous. This is exactly what I'm looking for. So this is done in about two seconds and I'm just going to add a little bit of salt in here because salt helps to spark the taste of the sweetness and it will just really make this dish, it will really bring the flavors together. So I'm just pulsing to mix in the salt. So it's up to you how sweet you want to make this. If you would like it really sweet, add more sugar and if you're trying to keep it really healthy, just add a pinch or don't add any at all. So this is how it looks. You can still see those chunks of orange in there, little bits of cranberry, super easy. And this is going to look gorgeous on a holiday table. I hope you'll try it this holiday season or anytime throughout the Winter. I'm Louisa Shafia. I'll see you next time on eHow.com.

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