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12-24-2006, 04:50 PM
Im wondering if anyone has a good stuffing recipe...something that tastes like the cooked version. Its always been my favourite christmas dinner food - never liked the turkey or mashed potatoes.
ive got some ideas but wanted to see if anyone else had a good one.
12-24-2006, 05:07 PM
I use half white nuts and half peeled zucchini with garlic and the traditional stuffing spices. With chopped red onion and celery. It's yummy!
12-24-2006, 05:32 PM
These look like they would be adorable! Stuffing "cookies"!
I just found this while looking for something else, and remembered your request. Looks like you won't be making this for tomorrow unless you have some pre-soaked nuts or want to try it without soaking them. Oh well, there are many opportunities over the holidays to serve special meals.
I notice it says to blanch the almonds which in some opinions might seem like cooking them. I am sure you could get away without that too.
1 C almonds, soaked 12-48 hours and blanched
1 C pumpkin seeds, soaked 6-8 hours
1 C sesame seeds, soaked 6 hours
1 C filberts, soaked 6 hours
1 C white onions, finely chopped
1 T poultry seasoning
2 tsp. powdered kelp
1 C parsley, finely chopped
3 T flax seeds, soaked 2-4 hours
3 T Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 T lemon juice
In food processor with "S" blade, process nuts and onions or process nuts in a champion juicer with the solid plate. Add onions, spices, lemon juice and mix well. Form dough using a turkey cookie cutter, place on dehydrator tray covered with teflex sheet. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 4 hours until a crust has form. You can either eat them now or turn over, and remove teflex sheet, continue drying for 8 hours or until moisture desired is obtained. Serve warm plain or your favorite sauce.
12-24-2006, 05:33 PM
i remember something long ago when i became vegan about walnuts being a popular item in vegan stuffing . but that was cooked recipes .
but anyway stuffing was an old cooked fave here also so i'll just throw out my ideas here just in case you use them in your next masterpiece you create fairygirl . ive been seeing your recipes and being over here on the michigan side of lake st clair hoping ya open a restraunt in ontario cuz ide def visit for our own eastern version raw rendezvous like the california 'big shots ' ;) :D like rawtruth have at auc lac restraunt in fountain valley . we really luv ya rawtruth . but fairygirls gonna make auc lac look like 'white castle' pal :D .
= walnuts - onions - mushrooms - garlic - parsley - maybe thyme - maybe green bean - maybe cauliflower - a type of sprouts - as you can see i dont know what im doing and just typing but the first 5 ingredients sound proper .
hey if ya open up a restraunt thee most awesome thing would be gordon lightfoot on opening night singing ' the edmond fitzgerald " . :D
12-24-2006, 10:24 PM
thanks for the ideas everyone!
yes i was originally going to make it for christmas dinner tomorrow, but thi ngs have gotten so busy that i have opted to wait until just after christmas to make it. who says you cant have christmas dinner after the 25 right?! :D
Michigan Roman, yes if i open a resto up here, u will definately have to come for a meal (or 2 or 3, lol).
12-25-2006, 12:22 AM
Your ingredients seem right to me. Thanks for the teaser. Hey dinners can be anytime you want to celebrate one or even a holiday. Everyday can be an excuse to celebrate! I tried getting mushrooms at the store today, but my store was out of them. It started snowing again so skipped the idea and will wait till after the holiday. I'll use some of the ingredients you suggested, but what I don't have probably will be skipped. To me mushrooms are necessary but the cauliflower may be a skip here.
Happy holidays to you too.
12-25-2006, 01:46 AM
thanx carolg for the holiday cheers ! :)
ya im gonna skip the cauliflower ,
and start with walnuts - onion - mushroom - parsley - garlic and go with some soaked sesame seeds like doubleg says . then maybe thyme , and also check the poultry season idea cuz i havent used it for 14 years since going vegan so dont know if i'll like still . sprouts sound good but i hate the fuss of growin em .
and im seein some chopped up tomato and onion dusted with black pepper (notice no salt , another bad eliminated along with cooked) as the vegi dish with this stuffing . along with raw corn on the cobb but not til august for corn .
well aint got corn but pineapples are tasting great right now :D .
12-25-2006, 02:21 AM
Last year I made Alissa's Noasted Turkey (without the miso) for turkey and it tasted *exactly* like stuffing, so I was going to make it this year as stuffing. But then someone said the ebook stuffing was the nicest she'd tasted, and it contains less nuts so wanting to economise I've made that instead and it's been a disaster - when I read the recipe properly it said all the ingredients are to be the size of rice - so my mum's going to kill me. She's got holes in her teeth and won't anything with bits in because they get stuck in her teeth. And it doesn't taste a bit like traditional stuffing.
So I wish I had time and ingredients enough to make the noasted turkey. I've pureed some of the ebook stuffing, rolled into balls, and put in the dehydrator ala Alissa's. But it won't be as good :(
So in future, I will be sticking to Alissa's noasted turkey. I don't know why she lists it as a turkey substitute because it really is like stuffing.
12-25-2006, 02:27 AM
12-25-2006, 05:17 AM
I totally agree it tastes like stuffing! My husband made that recipe for me at Thanksgiving two years ago, rolled it into balls and dehydrated until almost dry on the outside. It was yummy!!
12-25-2006, 04:27 PM
hmm noasted turkey eh? ill be opening alissa's book to see what all in that (or click the link, lol)
actually the "celebration loaf" by fred patenaude looks like a good stuffing - i just wont form it into a loaf.
12-25-2006, 07:56 PM
That's really too bad... I, too, tried their stuffing and wasn't overly impressed with it. I much prefer Alissa's. In fact, today I made a "Celebration Loaf" recipe I had and, although it was quite nice, I felt something was missing. After reading your post, it gave me the idea to take a look at the Noast turkey again. Actually, the two recipes were really very similar, except that Alissa called for a LOT more herbs. So I just amped up the seasoning and it was delish!
It's in the dehydrator right now... We'll see how it turns out!
Hope the rest of your Xmas feast is more pleasing to your tastebuds... and your mom's!
12-26-2006, 05:54 PM
so u made the celebration loaf eh? the recipe looked good to me...but after reading your post i think im gonna try the noasted turkey as stuffing.
hope u post a pic when its done! :)
12-26-2006, 07:09 PM
Oh no! I've done it again! We just had some for dinner and didn't take a pic. Sorry! But let me tell ya girl, this was THE best turkey/stuffing recipe I ever had! I got it in a free Xmas ebook from Fred Patenaude. I'm posting the recipe in my "Best Xmas dinner ever" thread...
Did you see the pics of my rendition of your apricot ginger cookies? Actually, the more I eat them, the more I like them... The goey texture doesn't bother me anymore! (My fault, BTW, as I added wayyyy more flax seeds than you called for!) :p
12-26-2006, 07:51 PM
LOL, im going to look at them right now :D
yeah, i got fred's book and was planning to make the celebration loaf....but then i heard that alissa's noasted turkey is really good too....decisions decisions...
12-26-2006, 08:30 PM
I made Alissa's noasted turkey for Thanksgiving and really enjoyed it too! But this one... oh my! I just couldn't stop nibbling away at it! It's only the thought of the promising desserts to come that gave me the willpower to stop! LOL
Whatever you make, I'm sure it will be delish!
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