Cranberry Sauce & Vegan Turkey Sandwich

For my second November recipe, I thought I would share with you all, the greatest cranberry sauce recipe you’ll ever try! Then I decided to throw it into a sandwich as a sweet yet savory leftover lunch option because you can put that shit on everything! It’s pretty straight forward so let’s get into it…


Cranberry Sauce

As you may have figured from my excitement, this cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving MUST, no ifs, ands or buts!

Cranberry Sauce (1 of 1)


  • 1 lb. fresh cranberries
  • 1 navel orange, remove peel, white outer membrane and center core
  • 1 small apple, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped or crushed
  • 1/2 cup craisins


  1. Combine 1/2 lb. of cranberries and orange in a food processor or vitamix using metal blades. Make sure it is only a few quick rapid pulses so that the cranberries don’t completely blend and stay crunchy.
  2. Throw in the other 1/2 lb. in the food processor and do the same
  3. Pour mixture into large mixing bowl
  4. Mix in apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, pecans, and craisins
  5. Mix well, cover and let it sit in the fridge over night (the longer it sits the better the flavor!)


Sandwich Creation

I wanted to incorporate this amazing sauce into something quick and easy to give you an idea of how else to eat it even after the holidays when you have a bunch leftover. I went and got “Prairie Bread” from Whole Foods (which I thought was fitting because it has pumpkin seeds), some Chao Original vegan cheese, vegan deli turkey, and vegan mayo. So naturally I made a sandwich, toasty, whatever you want to call it!

To be honest I realized I am not a huge fan of the vegan deli meats still. I had tried them earlier when I first became vegan and hated them, but I thought maybe now I’d warm up to it. Not a chance, just not my thing I guess. So that kind of threw me off a bit, but next time I’d like to make this with thin cut, crunchy, pan-fried tofu instead! I think it would contrast with the sweetness of the cranberry sauce a lot better. Another option would be to add this sauce as another side to my Vegan Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Fried Eggplant meal!

Either way you should all give it a go, mess around with different ingredients and figure out what you like best! You won’t know how good or bad something is until you try it! But, no matter what you absolutely still have to make this cranberry sauce. I am holding you to it!


Cranberry Sandwich 2 (1 of 1)

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Hello internet world! My name is Jess and I welcome you to my experimental, hopefully long-lasting and successful vegan food blog! Eleven months ago (September 2016), I made the decision to discontinue my carnivorous ways and change to a mostly plant-based diet. As a month or so past, I figured why not try this whole "vegan" thing and completely cut out not only flesh, but dairy, eggs, and any other animal bi-products from my diet and lifestyle. I am now coming up on a year since my journey began and I feel better than ever! This lifestyle choice is extremely beneficial for so many reasons including personal health, the environment and of course loving instead of eating and mistreating our fellow earthlings. Prior to making my positively life-changing decision I had always had the thought of doing it in the back of my mind. Coming from a Hispanic family and culture where multiple forms of meat are crucial to every meal, I never thought I could actually really commit to it long-term. Once I dove in to this challenge I realized it really wasn't even a massive challenge and every day after a delicious meal I thought to myself, "Hey this isn't bad at all!" The purpose of this blog is to highlight the abundance of vegan-friendly products that are out there and how I included them in my every day, easy to make meals during my transition and even now. I've always been a food lover and am eager to indulge in tasteful meals, snacks and desserts. So whether you are vegan already, interested in becoming one but don't know where to start, or you are just curious to experience the awesomeness of vegan foods, TURN ON your vegan self and check out these amazing options that are just waiting to be made by YOU!

3 thoughts on “Cranberry Sauce & Vegan Turkey Sandwich

  1. I loved the cranberry sauces. It’s a bit sweet, but it’s great for me because I have a real sweet tooth and it’s crunchy. It’s a most try for Thanksgiving. There is no cooking involved and very easy to make.


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