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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: Christmas & Hanukkah


POST #869
this cute picture borrowed from Hinarera Lambert’s blog

It is always good to find holiday recipes just when you need them. 

Sometimes I go back to my Holiday Recipes page and am surprised that I’ve forgotten about this or that recipe, and it would be perfect.    Sometimes, I find people commenting on this or that blog about some great recipes, and, then, when I go there, I get an amazing sense of deja vu — just before I realize that someone has found my recipes and is helping me spread the word (I would kindly ask that you, at the very least, credit my blog for the recipes you use).

It does give me a very nice feeling to see that other people are enjoying my holiday recipes

— at this time of year, particularly– I’ve got 2 “blind” potlucks (I’ve never met any of these people) this weekend, and knowing that my recipes are enjoyed by others I’ve never met will give me added courage to walk into an unknown environment (I’m terminally shy, so I do this kind of thing as often as I can, because I am confident that most people there will enjoy my contribution, which gives me an easy way to smile and be vivacious — and, maybe, be able to meet some new friends)


POST #855
Oh my gosh! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and, following that, Yule, Christmas, and Hanukkah.
These are FOOD holidays. You need food for the holidays. You’re wanting to be raw, or as raw as you can, so you need RAW LIVING FOOD RECIPES for the holidays.

Once again, I would like to call your attention to MY HOLIDAY RECIPES page. There are a number of recipes that you can use (they are mine, so please reference my blog if you want to tell others about them)

At the end of the page is a listing of several “for fee” holiday recipe collections, just so you know that I am open-minded and don’t copy others’ recipes.

More Holiday Recipe Options

I’ve just learned that Judy Pokras has published a Kindle version of her holiday recipes.  If the recipes are the ones she published several years ago (sorry, she does not share with me, but I did buy her  e-file book once), then they are definitely worth taking a look at.  I understand that she also offers an ebook for download.

I’ve tried to find the Raw Food Right Now holiday recipe book that I remember, on their site, but it is hiding from me. If you want some really nice recipes, go to their site and search around until you find it — you will not be disappointed.

I have already told you about my holiday recipes.  These delicious recipes are still available free of charge.



I have an ample collection of Christmas holiday recipes on my Holiday Recipes page.

I will also include a few more new recipes in the next day or so.


If you are ready to move on from “un-turkey” for Christmas, try this lovely meatloaf


1C walnuts, soaked
1C sunflower seeds, soaked
1C almonds, soaked
2 cloves garlic
1/2 C parsley, chopped
1/2 C celery, chopped
1C red bell pepper, chopped
1C portobello mushroom, marinated (optional)
1 T onion, chopped
2 T rosemary
1 T tarragon
1 T jalapeno
1 t cumin

1/4 C olive oil
1 T apple cider vinegar
your spices of choice

* In Champion juicer, homogenize nuts, seeds, and garlic, using the blank plate.
In a bowl, combine homogenized nut/garlic mixture with remaining ingredients.

Form mixture into a loaf on a plate.
Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 1 hr.
Remove from dehydrator  and drizzle barbecue sauce (or ketchup) on top. Return to dehydrator and continue dehydrating for 2-3 hours longer.


1C tomatoes
½ C sundried tomatoes
1/4 C chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 t jalapeno pepper, minced
4 basil leaves, chopped
4 dates
1/4 C Braggs or sea salt
1/4 C olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or VitaMix.

EGGNOG: It always makes it seem like Christmas to me!

Here are two "nut nog" recipes. Enjoy.

2 C almond milk
1 C macadamia nuts
1/2 C raw honey
1 T cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1/4 t turmeric
1 vanilla bean
1 banana

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender/VitaMix until smooth.

in case you need an almond milk recipe:

Almond Milk
makes 2 C
1 C almonds, soaked 8 hours or overnight.
2-1/2 C water
3 dates, pitted
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 T almond or flax oil (optional)

* In a high speed blender or VitaaMix, process almonds, dates, vanilla extract, and water
  until smooth.
* Pour almond blend through a nut bag, nylon sprout bag, or fine-mesh strainer into
   into a 1/2 gallon container or bowl.
* Stir the remaining pulp in the bag with a spatula, and press pulp
   to extract all almond milk possible. (reserve pulp for other recipes)
* For creamy texture, add 1 T almond or flax oil (optional)
* Refrigerate almond milk in a closed container.  Shake well before using. 

makes 2 servings

1 C almonds, soaked
3 C water
2 bananas
2 T agave nectar
1 t alcohol free vanilla
1 t nutmeg

* Combine almonds and water in a VitaMix or high powered blender and process until smooth.
* Strain almond milk through a nut bag, cheesecloth, or a fine mesh strainer.
* Return almond milk to blender, add remaining ingredients and process to smooth.

To serve, sprinkle on nutmeg.

THANKSGIVING RECIPES–if you still have no idea

If you still have not decided what to eat for Thanksgiving, here’s a reminder to check out my HOLIDAY RECIPES page.  My collection is still free, although it is copyrighted.

Not enough?

Frederic Patenaude is offering a Thanksgiving recipe collection in .pdf form for the amazing price of *free* (but you have to work for it – you have to fill out a survey)


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.