Balsamic Cranberry Pork Tenderloin + Vivian Takes London!

Cranberry Pork Tenderloin and Creamy [Dairy-Free] Mashed Potatoes

The Best Cranberry Pork Tenderloin that puts all those leftover Thanksgiving cranberries to good use!

I bet you’re looking in your refrigerator at all those leftover cranberries that you didn’t use last week, wondering what you could do with them, really not wanting to throw them away.

Oh boy do I have a surprise for you ;)

This balsamic cranberry pork tenderloin is another winner from Hunter Davis over at the Dish and the Spoon. Make sure to schedule your spring break meals with him now because he will fill up! Popular guy right there.

He’s a vegetarian that knows how to cook some great meat. Example A, this pork tenderloin. It’s juicy and tender and the flavor between the pork and tangy balsamic cranberry sauce is unparalleled. It just melts in your mouth.

I really really love cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving, so I always have cranberries leftover and this will be my new staple for the week after Thanksgiving. Make some more of those creamy mashed potatoes and you’ll be ready to go with a delicious dinner for the family.

I’m sure the men in your house won’t mind one bit, more big meals for them. Yippee Yay!

Cranberry Pork Tenderloin -- Thanksgiving Leftover's Meal!

Little jet setter Vivian is off adventuring through London for the next 7 weeks!

I’m so excited for her and her family as they get to have an unforgettable experience!

But I sure am missing them already!

Here’s a picture of the girls when they first arrived:

Vivian Takes London!

Also, Vivian’s older sis Anne Margaret is doing vlogs while they are away! Make sure to check out their vlog channel called With Love From London. They’ll be keeping all of us updated and informed of all the cool stuff they’re doing and seeing! Vivian has already found a great vegan ice cream and truffles store called Booja Booja!

Who knows, we might even get a blog post or two out of Viv from some of her favorite allergy-friendly restaurants in London! (hint, hint, Viv!)

Cranberry Pork Tenderloin and Creamy [Dairy-Free] Mashed Potatoes

So while Vivian is having the time of her life, I’m going to cosy up with some yummy cranberry pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes and watch her new vlog!

Cranberry Pork Tenderloin + Vivian Takes London!
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Ingredients
  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole berry jellied cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup balsamic vingar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the fresh cranberries, cranberry sauce, and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan, mix together, and then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then, reduce to a simmer to cook down for 5 minutes. Using a spoon, mash the fresh cranberries. Set aside.
  3. Heat up a greased skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place the pork in the skillet, top with salt and pepper and sear both sides until brown.
  4. Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Add the pork and then top with the cranberry mixture. Place in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
  5. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.

 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes from Vivian & Me

Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes -- the perfect Thanksgiving side for all those picky eaters in your life!

I know you love it when I use words like creamy on an allergy food blog because it usually means I’m posting something really good that is hard to find in our world of eating.

And with that lovely intro, I present to you these tasty vegan creamy easy-to-make mashed potatoes. Woot woot.

If you’re looking for that last minute side dish that won’t take up much space on your stovetop and also won’t deter from your focus on that coconut milk caramel you’ve been making all morning, then this is the recipe for you. It could be a game changer to your level of Thanksgiving enjoyment.

Or, if you’re anything like Lindsey from Pinch of Yum and you’re still in the young people’s club where you don’t have to bring anything complicated, then say hello to the mashed potatoes that your gluten-free cousin and nut-free, soy-free aunt and anything green-free grandfather will enjoy.

These potatoes might be small, but they pack a punch. [Read more…]

Traditional Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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Am I really writing a post on a Saturday? This is epic. Once-in-a-lifetime. You are so lucky.

I hope you know that this is serious if I’m breaking into my weekend relaxation time (ha! actually catch up on homework time) and oh boy are you in for a treat.

Drumroll please… I am (jumping up and down) thrilled to bring you Vivian & Me’s guest chef for our Thanksgiving week recipes!

Hunter Davis

This is Hunter Davis, my Hunter twin, and he is a cool cat guy with a personal chef service company called The Dish and the Spoon located right here on the sandy white beaches of 30A.

He caters for any and all types of events including on the beach shrimp boils (his specialty), small parties, large get-togethers, special occasions (like my senior prom), family dinners, and so much more . Hunter makes amazing allergy-friendly meals (and normal people recipes too!).

On a more personal note, we’ve known each other since I was like a little tiny kid and he was a young teenager. It’s like we’ve basically known each other forever, ya know?

Anyway, I am so.excited. because he has graciously cooked some ahhmazing recipes that will be shared on this here blog all week long while leading up to Thanksgivinggggg. [Read more…]

S’mores Pancakes

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This post was written by Hunter’s sister, Hannah. Photos by Hunter. 

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Two words: s’mores pancakes! Sounds delicious, right? Just imagine the gooey chocolate and the sweet taste of marshmallows melted with graham crackers… YUM! Well what if I told you they were dairy-free? (and nut-free, and can be made gluten-free; read below*) That’s right! Dairy-free s’mores pancakes!

I was really feeling this one. I thought, “Oh man! S’mores pancakes? How delicious!” My sister, Hunter, has a dairy allergy, so growing up learning how to order food for someone with an allergy at restaurants, or altering certain recipes to not contain dairy has made me more conscious about my eating. I never realized how many items have dairy, and how unhealthy half of my meals are (the s’mores pancakes are a good example, although with all these substitutions, they are healthier than normal!)

Having a dairy allergy may be extremely difficult sometimes, but that doesn’t stop my sister.

There are so many alternatives that taste great!

[Read more…]