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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Signing off for now,


  1. Love to come and see how you manage with holiday meals; you are a genious! All the research and it is a lot more work that the traditional. You are good, I wonder if I would have your determination to keep it up. I all looks VERY good.
    Happy Thanksging Gabriel!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Gabriele! And enjoy your healthy eats.

  3. I think this might have been the first of your posts I ever saw, and it's as amazing as it was then. I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving Day and weekend.

  4. I thought of you as I was washing my turkey, prepping it for the oven. I wondered what you'd be serving up. Your cranberry sauce looks much like mine did. :o) I hope you and your lovely family had the most wonderful of days!