Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Raw Food Thanksgiving: Mock Turkey & Cranberry Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!
And thank you for stopping by during this busy time!

I'm reposting this from last year, because I'm really, reeeally busy this year.
And truth be told, I worked my butt off on this, so I want to get as much mileage out of the post as I can!
(A link to part 2. is at the end.)

This was my first attempt at a raw Thanksgiving meal and it was actually fun!
In this post I'll be showing you how I made the "Mock Turkey" -

And the "Cranberry Sauce".

These are the ingredients for the turkey.
These recipes are not my own (why reinvent the wheel?) so I can't share them with you here.
They are from Alissa Cohen's fabulous book, "Living On Live Food".
She also has a wonderful new book, "Raw Food For Everyone" and a great DVD!
You can find a lot of Thanksgiving recipes on these two websites, as well:

OK, here we go -
I placed the first batch of ingredients into the food-processor.

And gave it a little spin.

Then I cut the scallions and the celery.

And added them to the other ingredients.

I processed them until smooth.

And here is what it looked like. Pretty? Not so much.
A little on the green side, which just reminds me that we're eating healthy, raw food.
My father was a sculptor, and so is my oldest daughter.
My youngest daughter does wood-carving, so I thought I'd give it a whirl too!

And heeere he is.
Look at me! I'm a sculptor now!! :)

I've got dibs on a drumstick!

Moving right along -
Here are the ingredients for the "Cranberry Sauce".

I placed all of the ingredients into the food-processor.

And let it do its thing.

It ended up being too tart for my dainty, little taste-buds, so I added some Agave Nectar.
You may substitute Raw Honey for the Agave.

Lookin' good! And tasting even better!!

It's almost time to eat!!

In the next post I'll show you how I made raw "Mashed Potatoes" -
and "Mushroom Gravy".
As well as a raw "Pumpkin Pie"! :-D (Be still my heart!!)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!! ~

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."

- Erma Bombeck

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Monday, November 14, 2011

For The Love Of Raw Food

I love raw food. And living healthy.
I try to make raw meals for myself when I'm on vacation too, which isn't always easy.
I like to have my grandbrats help, so that they'll be interested in eating healthy too.
Which isn't always easy either. First I've gotta catch 'em!

Well, I love 'un-cooking' so much, that I bit-the-bullet and invested in two fabulous
raw food, home-study courses!! (Be still my heart!)
The courses are by the amazing raw food chef, Russell James.

But this one is my favorite!! It's ALL DESSERTS!!!! :-D
I'm a biiig fan of indulging!!!! I could eat desserts all day, if I let myself!!

My dream is to get really great at creating super-duper meals and desserts -
and then teaching others how to make them. I'd love to give demos at senior centers, and to others that need to be more watchful of their health. Or, to people who just like to chow-down on some great tasting eats!!

Of course I had to buy some decent knives to do the job right! Right? Right!
If you guys have been reading my blog for awhile, you know how freaked-out I am by knives, so wish me luck!! (Check out the post about Nori Rolls.)

I already have the "Excalibur Dehydrator" for raw food; cookies, breads, snacks, etc..
This is a really great machine!!

For some photos and info on raw foods I've made in the past, please take a peek here.
If you still want more, just type "raw food" in the search-thingy on this page (top right) and you'll find plenty.

Thanks for stopping by! ~

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