View Full Version : Thanksgiving - wow!
08-24-2007, 08:21 AM
So, I have relatives from out of state coming for Thanksgiving. And I've been trying to stay raw for quite some time.
And I'm sick of being fat - which weight loss is an additional bonus to the healthly lifestyle of raw vegan (not a diet, have to transition of the way I eat).
Anyway, counting today as day 1 - there are exactly 90 days until Thanksgiving - when everyone I haven't seen in months will show up on my doorstep. Surprise!
For some reason, this was exciting to me and a new challenge - to surprise everyone and be much healthlier. . . a great thing for which to give thanks
Although, I'm going to take it one day, one moment at a time - but Christmas is just around the corner -anyone started shopping yet? Just kidding.
Random Violin Guy
08-24-2007, 11:23 AM
w00t! Let the countdown begin to my favorite holiday! I've already started thinking about what I should do- where to spend it, what to make, how far in advance I might need to do the prep...
It's like this every year. I loooove Thanksgiving. :)
08-24-2007, 11:32 AM
I'm in denial that summer is coming to a screeching halt, but I'll go along with it.
Here's a link for t-giving recipes and stuff:
08-24-2007, 11:33 AM
Congratulations on Day One ! We'll be rooting for ya the whole way!! :D
08-24-2007, 11:47 AM
Oh yeah! Congrads on day 1 - that's what happened w/me last year. I only see some of my family 1x per year and they were amazed. This year I'll be wearing my www.livejuicyeatraw.com 3/4 length sleeve tee shirt to do some advertising! Congrads. Be sure to take a before and then an after!!!
08-24-2007, 12:08 PM
Are you doing to do a raw thanksgiving? That would be fun. :) I havent decided yet. Its just me and my SO so its not like we have to do anything. Chocolate is my weakness so I'd better have raw treats around for such emergencies.
08-24-2007, 02:49 PM
congratulations on beginning your transformation! :D this forum is a great place to go for information and support! :D
08-24-2007, 04:57 PM
Thanks so much for the replies and encouragement.
I'm not sure why counting down to Thanksgiving made such and impact on me - but it did - and perhaps the thought of making a impact on my life in such a positive way by then just really got me excited. Probably because I love surprises. . .:p
I was thinking it would be fun to introduce raw foods to everyone for Thanksgiving. . . that too would be a surprise.;)
Thanks for all the support - I'm gonna go for it!
08-24-2007, 04:59 PM
definately plannning a vegan thanksgiving with tons of RAW
went looking at food pics so that I wouldn't cave into the thought of just having to have alittle cooked cornbread stuffing
08-24-2007, 05:40 PM
WOW - that looks so awesome - what is it?
08-28-2007, 08:22 AM
Also, maybe as a community we could all pitch in to come up with recipe ideas for a Raw Thanksgiving meal. I know Alissa has 2 mock turkey recipies in her book. I'm sure with all the raw food folks here, we could put together quite a spread.
What ya'll think?
08-28-2007, 08:47 AM
I am not going to focus on Thanksgiving food. I am going to do another 12 weeks of Body for Life workouts! This time eating raw foods. I am not going to think about Thanksgiving food. I will wait until the week of and figure out what SAD dish I HAVE to prepare and what RAW dish I WANT to prepare. I am going to start a thread in the workout forum. I hope some of you will join me! Body for Life is a great program even for a raw foodist!
08-28-2007, 10:18 AM
You are on a roll to a new you. Congrats and we are there for you as you will experience too. Lots of Thanksgiving recipes online and thinking here although the link posted didn't work from Vegan. You won't be starving your family. Oh, you can think ahead: cranberry sauce, sweet potato or yam pie, learn to make the crusts, fresh salad, mashed potatoes with gravy using cauliflower and then a gravy recipe. Check out Carmella's blog. http://thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com/
You won't leave want blog and it has pictures plus recipes. Carmella rocks and put lots of time into this too. She's one of the many angels here.
Oh, not sure where you live, but here in CO I lead healthy rawlucks 2x month for years. Great people come from out of the woodwork too. Looking for rawlucks:
Here's a teaser, but many more here and surely Alissa's book:
by RoseLee Calabro
6 C chopped cauliflower
1/4 c flax oil
Spike All Purpose Seasoning to taste
Process cauliflower in a food processor with "S" blade, chop until "grainy". In a large pot, slow cooker, or electric skillet on the lowest temperature, add oil, spices and cauliflower, stirring and tossing until coated and warmed to 105 degrees. Serve with Mushroom Gravy.
(search here for gravy and probably one will pop up)
08-28-2007, 11:05 AM
eeek! LOL carolg are you trying to scare her away with those potatoes!
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude or anything, just concerned that that is not the best example of a delicious raw food for a newcomer.
carol, You must make a heck of a good gravy to overcome those!!! :D
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