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THANKSGIVING/HOLIDAY RECIPES

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Want raw recipes?  In a way, I am proud to say that my raw Thanksgiving/Christmas recipe collection has been copied  by a lot of people in a lot of places (some have not mentioned where they got the recipes, but, I can tell you, if you see these recipes anywhere else, they came from me first).  These recipes are free (if you choose to publish them somewhere, please mention your source, i.e., me, at Pretty Smart Raw Food Ideas

I like to look at other raw holiday recipe collections wherever I find them. Today, I have just found a free Thanksgiving collection from Nomi Shannon, which has some recipes I will definitely try out. 

At Choosing Raw, there is  “Mostly Raw” holiday recipe collection – most things are raw, but some are not. If you want only raw, just squeeze your eyes closed and scroll on.

30 Bananas a Day, a Low Fat Raw Vegan on-line community, has a number of good Thanksgiving recipes.

In the “For Fee” department, The Garden Diet people have a collection of information – two PDFs with recipes and a list of videos for recipes, all for one price (I’m not selling this, I’m just telling you. Go there and check it out. I just did, tonight, and the recipes do look interesting.

Also “For Fee” is  Raw Food Rehab’s Penni Shelton’s book, Raw for the Holidays, a collection of Penni’s recipes, as well as recipes from members of her Raw Food Rehab.  This is a relatively huge compendium of recipes (for a PDF file  – I will have to print it off to be able to best use it, as there is so muh there), which includes recipes for a number of different holidays . (There is even a good matzoh recipe).  Again, I am not selling here. I am just telling you  (I am not even a member of Raw Food Rehab).

 

 

 

HOLIDAY RECIPES REMINDER .. and more

POST #709
Several weeks ago, I published a list of places where you can find raw vegan Thanksgiving recipes.  Of course, I listed my own recipes first, I mean, this is my blog.  I also listed places where holiday recipes are listed free for the taking.

I’ve just learned of a new collection: Real Life Raw Holiday Foods, by Tina Jo Stevens    (this is a book for sale)  Check it out if it pleases you to do so.

Since, of course, you are after getting the perfect recipes for  your traditional holiday, as I become aware of other collections, I will publish them.

Oh, and, BTW, ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, which seems to be related to SUITE 101, continues to list the article in which all of my holiday recipes were published wholesale, without my permission, and with no reference to the source of the recipes.  A few of these recipes do now lead you back to my recipe page, but not all of them.  I have asked this site several times to remove this article.  They continue to refuse or even acknowledge my legitimate request.   Bloggers and other on-line publishers, please do stay aware of where your intellectual property is going.  Many will appropriate your work and pass it off as theirs because they realize that most of us bloggers cannot afford to sue them in court.  I cannot do that, but I can continue to announce it to all within hearing distance when I find someone who has stolen my work.

THANKSGIVING RECIPES

Perhaps you have just started thinking about what to do for your raw vegan Thanksgiving — OR– you might be looking for some new, healthful recipes, to use as main dishes or as sides to what you always serve.

Here are the recipes I go to for Thanksgiving — I’ve been doing it so long that they feel traditional now.  They are all yummy!

11/17/10 CSA SHARE – What we got and what I went home with and what I plan to do- BUSY WEEKEND!

Here is the breakdown of what they said we would get, what we actually got, and what I ended up taking home.

THEY SAID

Baby Spinach
Carrots
Sweet Potatoes
Baby Turnips what turnips?
Toscano Kale
Red Radishes
Batavian Lettuce traded for kale
Broccoli traded for kale

I am, of course, excited with what I made away with!  I’ve just found a recipe for spinach-cashew cheeze, as well as a new kale cracker recipe (I found it listed as kale chips, but it looks to be more like a cracker!)  Of course, I would love to make my favorite kale chips, but I really want to try these new recipes!
I’m planning a market run tomorrow afternoon to pick up cashews,  corn (this time of year, I’ll probably end up with frozen organic),  red bell peppers, onions (must have!),  and mushrooms! (I haven’t had mushrooms for months! If I can find some shiritakes, I can make “barbecue” with my Virginia barbecue sauce recipe!)  I will also need to pick up some oranges, lemons and dates for my Thanksgiving sweet potato and pumpkin recipes, and some avocados (if they have good ones!) for my traditional “avo-turkey”.
The good thing about my raw Thanksgiving recipes is that, even though they do take time, they take way less time than cooking a real turkey!

HOLIDAY RECIPES

Once again, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s are lined up, one right after the other, and looming just around the corner. (I know, I know, it happened this way last year, too, but there’s nothing I can do about it other than to give  you some recipes.

If you are looking for something you haven’t tried yet, please do check out my Holiday Recipes, either by clicking here or by clicking on the page title at the top of this page.

Of course, all of the recipes are very delicious.

AMAZING SWEET POTATOES

AMAZING SWEET POTATOES

2 – 3 sweet potatoes (or yams)
1 C coconut, dried
2 apples
1/4 C ginger root
4 lemons juiced
2 oranges, juiced
1 C walnuts, chopped fine

  • Chop sweet potatoes, apples, and ginger, and run through Champion juicer with blank plate. (Alternatively, finely grate sweet potatoes, apples, and ginger in the food processor).
  • Remove mixture to a large bowl. Add shredded dried coconut, lemon and orange juices, and chopped walnuts.
  • Mix thoroughly

AMAZING SWEET POTATOES: What I am making for my class party

My English students are gong to graduate this week. For the graduation, we are going to have an “international food party” where everyone brings some *healthy* ‘lunch” food from their country. With Thanksgiving coming up, my students were curious about Thanksgiving coming up, the students were curious about what we eat, and when I mentioned sweet potatoes, they were very interested.

I am going to make AMAZING SWEET POTATOES

This is a raw food Thanksgiving (or any time) recipe that has never failed me. Raw foodists like it, and people who eat “regular food” like it as well.I like it because it is delicious and easy to prepare. I like this recipe because everyone who eats it likes it — even people who do not eat raw food. (I hope I will have some leftovers to bring home)

AMAZING SWEET POTATOES

2 – 3 sweet potatoes (or yams)
1 C coconut, dried
2 apples
1/4 C ginger root
4 lemons juiced
2 oranges, juiced
1 C walnuts, chopped fine

Chop sweet potatoes, apples, and ginger, and process through the Champion juicer with blank plate. (Alternatively, process sweet potatoes, apples, and ginger in a food processor).

Place mixture in a large bowl. Add shredded dried coconut, lemon juice, orange juice, and chopped walnuts.

• Mix thoroughly

For a smoother consistency, in the food processor, process all ingredients throughly.

THANKSGIVING IS COMING

Thanksgiving is coming, and Hanukkah and Christmas follow close behind. This year, Thanksgiving is on November 22nd; Hanukkah starts on December 4th; and Christmas, as always, is on December 25th.

This year, I’ve created new links to my holiday recipes to make them more easily accessible. At the top of the page, you will see links directly to the pages. They can also be found in the recipes links in the right-hand sidebar.

THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS RECIPES

Thanksgiving is coming up, and Christmas is right behind it…. fortunately, most of the recipes we eat at Thanksgiving show up at Christmas-time.

Here is a full meal-worth (with alternatives) to create a raw Thanksgiving dinner.

Enjoy.

APPLE-BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

10 apples, cored
1 lg. butternut squash, peeled
2 oranges, peeled
1 lemon, peeled
1 med. red onion, peeled
3 C almond milk
1-1/2 C pumpkin seeds
1 bunch parsley
1/4 C tarragon, dried

• In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process thoroughly.

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WALDORF SALAD

1 C celery, chopped fine
1 C grapes, halved
1 apple, peeled
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 C water

• Mix lemon juice and water.
• Dice apple, soak in lemon juice/water mix for 10 mins., and drain.
• Mix celery, grapes, and apple.
• Mix in pine nut mayonnaise to taste.

PINE NUT MAYONNAISE
1 C raw pine nuts
1/2 C water
4 T olive oil
3 T lemon juice
pinch sea salt
agave nectar to taste (optional)

• Blend all together in a VitaMix.

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TRADITIONAL SUCCOTASH

2 C fresh corn cut from cob (or 1 lb. frozen corn)
2 C fresh lima beans, (or fresh limas sprouted 2 days, or 2 C 2-day sprouted lima beans, or 2 C frozen lima beans) NOTE: it would be worth testing fresh lima beans to see how you feel about the taste, before making a decision to sprout or not.
1/2 C red bell pepper, diced fine
Salt and pepper to taste

• Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

VARIATIONS:
Add chopped fresh tomatoes
Add 1 green onion, chopped fine
Add 1 t curry powder
Add 1 t garlic
Add 1 T Spike or other seasoning of choice

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RAW MASHED “POTATOES”
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
1/4 C cashews
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced (or to taste)
1/4 C olive oil, or to taste
sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste

• In a food processor, grind cashews fine.
• Add cauliflower, and garlic, and process fine.
• Add olive oil until mixture looks like fluffy mashed potatoes.
• Remove from food processor and sprinkle on black pepper to taste.
Serve with gravy.

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MUSHROOM GRAVY

1/2 C almonds, soaked 12 hours
1/2 C water
2-1/2 C shiitake mushrooms
1 clove garlic (or 1/4 t powdered garlic)
2 t Bragg Liquid Aminos
water, as necessary

• In a food processor, grind almonds fine.
• Add remainder of ingredients, and process to paste, adding water as necessary.

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AMAZING SWEET POTATOES

2 – 3 sweet potatoes (or yams)
1 C coconut, dried
2 apples
1/4 C ginger root
4 lemons juiced
2 oranges, juiced
1 C walnuts, chopped fine

• Chop sweet potatoes, apples, and ginger, and run through Champion juicer with blank plate. (Alternatively, grate sweet potatoes, apples, and ginger).
• Remove mixtureto a large bowl. Add shredded dried coconut, lemon and orange juices, and chopped walnuts.
• Mix thoroughly

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MOCK TURKEY

1 bunch celery
1 green onion
parsley to taste
1 C almonds (or pecans)
1 avocado
sage to taste

• In a food processor, puree celery, green onion, and parsley
• Drain (save juice for soup)
• In a nut/coffee mill, grind nuts fine
• Mash avocado thoroughly with a fork
• Combine all ingredients and mix well.
• Form patties. Place each patty on a leaf of lettuce.

Serve with cranberry sauce.

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CRANBERRY RELISH

1-1/2 C fresh cranberries
1 date (or 2, to taste)
1 orange, juiced
1 sm piece fresh ginger, grated (optional)
agave syrup to taste (optional)

• In food processor, grind cranberries, orange juice, and ginger to desired consistency.
• Add agave syrup (if used) to taste, and mix well.

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DILL STUFFING

1 C sunflower seeds, soaked
2 t dill seed
4 t lemon juice
2 T psyllium husk powder
4 t onion, minced
1/2 t salt

• Combine all ingredients in food processor.

SUNFLOWER SEED DRESSING

1 C sunflower seeds, soaked and drained
1 T flax seeds
1-1/2 C celery
1-1/2 C onion
1-1/4 C red bell pepper
1 T sage to taste (or use Bell’s Poultry Seasoning)
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic to taste (optional)
1/2 C kalamata olives, chopped fine

• In a food processor, grind soaked sunflower seeds fine.
• Grind flax seeds fine in a coffee grinder.
• Remove ground seeds to a bowl.
• Place all remaining ingredients, save olives, in the food processor, and mince.
• Add olives and combine all ingredients thoroughly.
• Place in a pie tin, or rectangular tin of suitable size and dehydrate for six hours, or until dressing has reached your desired consistency.

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JUDY’S “JUST LIKE PUMPKIN” PIE

this is most amazing

2 C almonds, soaked
1 C walnuts or pecans, soaked
1 C unsweetened shredded coconut
20 dates, soaked overnight
2 C cashews, soaked overnight, and drained
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced.
3 t pumpkin pie spice
drizzle agave nectar

CRUST
• Combine almonds, walnuts (or pecans, and coconut in food processor or Vitamix, and process until ground fine and dough-like
• Pat the dough into two pie plates

FILLING
• Drain dates; reserve soak water.
• In food processor, puree dates, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie spice
• Remove mixture from food processor and set aside in a bowl.
• Set mixture aside in a bowl.
• Process cashews, agave nectar, vanilla, and date soak water as needed, until smooth and creamy.
• Combine cashew mixture and sweet potato mix puree
• Spread filling in pie shells
Dehydrate for 6 hours, then refrigerate.