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THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS RECIPES

Posted Sep 14 2008 3:44pm

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.

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