View Full Version : What are you serviing for Thanksgiving?
11-20-2006, 11:52 AM
I thought we could start a "what are you serving" thread - for people to get ideas and to see how varied raw thanksgiving meals can be!
Some of my ideas:
Ice cream sundaes - layers of banana ice cream and mashed hachiya persimmon!
Fresh fuyu persimmons
Winter salad - shredded cabbage, lettuce, chunks of orange, chunks of avocado, parsley
Fresh squeezed OJ.
What are some of your ideas?
11-20-2006, 12:47 PM
Cut pineapple platters perhaps. Usually goes over very well! LOL.
-David Z. Mason
11-20-2006, 01:23 PM
Well...since I'm going to my cousin's home and they are all big turkey eaters, I'll be taking Alissa's "noasted" turkey, her pumpkin pie and Sharon in Colorado's Colonial's Slaw recipes! I'll also be taking RP's brownies, fresh fruit with a dip (out of Alissa's book) and I'm thinking that's it! It's funny because I was asked to bring the famous green bean casserole, you know the one - with the cream of 'shroom soup and toated onion things on top? Since my stove is no longer plugged in, I'll mix all that up and they'll have to heat it up there at her place.
I'm curious to what other raw foodists will be serving.
11-21-2006, 12:39 PM
I dunno just something about that poor carcass on the plate, ugh!!! Anyway, I'll be bringing to my mom's a Noasted Turkey loaf, RP's Stuffing, some Rawsome Cranberry/Pear Relish and Gravy( raw of course). My mom got all sorts of berries for me for dessert, although I may make a banana cream pie with choc frosting, wow, I'd better get crackin!! Have a wonderful holiday, even if someone's relative is unaware in their actions, just know deep down, they love you!!:):) A famour quote from the movie "Madagascar"
"Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave":::)))
11-21-2006, 12:56 PM
I, too, am going to be celebrating with SAD family members. I am bringing a salad with different types of greens (haven't figured out which dressing to make yet though), RPs Waldorf salad, and Boutenko's Live Garden Burger served in red/yellow/orange pepper quarters.
creamed cauliflower with rosemary, sage and thyme.
cranberry-almond cole slaw
spinach dip and veggie tray
bosc pears with cranberry-cinnamon sauce
11-21-2006, 01:13 PM
I'm going to my familys who are all vegetarian, thank goodness so no turkey But they are not raw. I'll be bringing Alissa's pecan pie and Mock turkey loaf. Both those are pretty nut heavy but they will be for everyone.
11-21-2006, 04:42 PM
Well, I WAS planning on making a big raw avocado quiche as an entree, some guacamole with zucchini chips and also some flax crackers with some nutty seed cheese for appetizers, but I was told that the family won't be having any of it, regardless of how hard I work making it.
I decided instead to fast for the week, kind of an anti-feast fast if you will. So, since I'm the only one that won't be eating death this Thursday at my fiancee's parents' house, I'm just planning on making a huge jug full of pumpkin/apple/ginger juice and sprinkling some clove/nutmeg/cinnamon on it. Liquid Pumpkin Pie anyone?
Sharon in Colorado
11-21-2006, 08:59 PM
K-lee I've realized with my family and loved ones fruits and salads are the best way to go, especially when they really want traditional fare. It is just hard to warm up to raw recipes when they really want all that SAD stuff, and don't have an open mind about trying new things, which most people don't on this holiday.
A couple of Thanksgivings ago, I made a whole bunch of raw recipes, mock turkey, pies, the whole shpiel. I don't know why I made so much, especially since I was the only one who was going to eat it. It was really a waste of time and resources as the pies didn't get eaten. I rolled the mock turkey into meat balls and rehydrated, and they lasted a long time in the refrigerator and eventually got eaten. But the pies had to get thrown out, ugh...all that money in nuts and dates! :(
So this year I'm making a simple traditional dinner but with a very large salad and fruit. I am planning on serving the salad FIRST instead of with dinner that way eveyrone gets some fresh food in them.
I'll put out some dates for dessert but I won't make any kind of raw pies again - they just dont compare to the cooked ones (to me at least).
There is one "raw" thing though that I'll be making and that is cranberry sauce, just puree' some cranberries with apples and honey, that's always a hit.
11-21-2006, 10:47 PM
I'm going to be at a friend's house... it'll be traditional SAD fair, but two people are interested in having some raw food
soo I'm making Alissa's carrot pecan burgers with sauce, coconut yams, & apple crisp for dessert... with salad of course
I'm making moderate amounts
should be fun :)
11-21-2006, 11:31 PM
I'm bringing the 'cheesecake', cranberry/orange/walnut relish and the salad dressing. My son & his fiance are picking up the main course for the 3 of us from Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley. Ymm - we'll be eating that while they chomp away on dead turkey carcass (I'm hoping if I call it that often enough I won't want any). This'll be my first raw holiday - we'll see how it goes. It'll be interesting to see if any SAD eaters besides my dad & step-mom will be brave enough to try the cheesecake... most people tend to act like we're eating poison or something :eek:
11-21-2006, 11:44 PM
I am going to a friend's house for Thanksgiving dinner, so I will be bringing
a desert tray:
my brownies, with coconut cream frosting
my lemon chiffon in date and almond tart shells, topped with macademia nut whipped cream
my chocolate mousse in chocolate fudge decadance tart shells topped with razzleberry drizzle
my razzleberry drizzle on macademia nut cheesecake squares
Banana and apple crepes, filled with chopped spiced walnuts and sliced banana, topped with cinnamon swirl cream
that should give those SAD tastebuds a lickin' LOL
I suppose dating a gourmet master chef has it's advantages, I must say, I'm doing alot more exotic raw, and he's learning alot too. LOL
11-22-2006, 06:27 AM
This is excellent! Who says raw fooders don't have abundance? We eat the best food on the planet. =)
11-22-2006, 02:27 PM
I'm serving a raw tomato soup and a salad for dinner and young thai coconuts blended with dates for dessert. Yummy!!!
11-23-2006, 02:03 PM
Yummy, indeed, Audrey! May I trouble you for your tomato soup recipe? =)
11-23-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm making raw mashed potatoes and gravy with butternut squash! They are in the dehydrator right now, heating up! :)
11-23-2006, 09:13 PM
Rawpriestess: Any pictures? Lemon Chiffon any chance to share how you did it?
Dating a gourmet master chef has it's advantages, I must say, I'm doing alot more exotic raw, and he's learning alot too. LOL TELL US ABOUT THIS? RAWgards Joz
11-23-2006, 11:43 PM
Okay RP, you just gotta give me the recipes for the lemon chiffon thingies with the macadamia whipped cream, and the razzleberry drizzle thingies too. Heck, just give all of em'.
So, who is this new dude? A master chef, you say? Hmmmmm.... sounds interesting. Is he a raw chef? Is this the same guy you went out to breakfast with and you were tres happy with your fruit platter and he was downing the coffee at alarming rates? Or someone else? yes, I am being nosey.
11-23-2006, 11:45 PM
will you please give me your recipe for the tomato soup? I would love to try it! thanks!
11-24-2006, 12:21 AM
Everything I brought went over well. Except for the pumpkin. That was baked. Yuk! But all of the raw stuff was well liked. The onion bread, Swiss cheese, nacho cheese and the nut and fruit mixes. They already had a big green salad and every kind of raw vegetable you could imagine.
11-24-2006, 12:43 AM
I made Noasted turkey with mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, plus a salad.
People made fun of my noasted turkey and said the gravy looked like mud. Which it did. but it still tasted good!
They were all into their big fat brined dead bird on the table and all the cooked fixins.
Oh well, their loss.
11-24-2006, 11:58 AM
Holy moley....wow, wow girl. Did you go home with empty plates??? The raw chef? Would we know that name?
I faked a noasted turkey. I combined my own version of nuts, a carrot, think onion, some seasonings and blended, till NO very smooth. I didn't add salt or nama. I tasted it last night and it was not a yum without the salt. Today I added salt, in food processor blended up to fine, hand mixed in some paprika and it's now dehydrating a little bit. Yes, thinking flax crackers as the dehydrator going. Maybe even banana cookies (banana, lemon, raisins, nuts )and hopefully it will stick together, plopped onto a dehydrator sheet, and off it goes. Maybe onion bread too. I' thinking I could be in the mood for UNcooking.
A friend of mine at our rawluck talked of blintzes. Know anything about making these? I am thinking a "banana pancake" shell. Cheese blintzes and Ratners Restaurant in NY were household words. Just in case you are up for the challenge, can it be "cheese" blintzes? Potato knishes or....well that's enough to keep you busy. Thanks for always sharing.
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