View Full Version : What Pie to make for Thanksgiving.
11-18-2004, 06:21 AM
Ok so I am going to my father's SAD house for Thanksgiving and my stepmom, sister and her boyfriend will be there. They are all big italian SAD eaters. Any raw food they won't touch as whenever I have tryed to give them raw food they say "ill, you mean it's alive!" And they are scared to eat it. I am like wow have you never eaten a piece of celery or a carrot, those are raw! LOL, my crazy and weird family.
Ok so I figured I would make one of Alissa's Pies. So far I have made two pies, Alex's (RawGuru) Cheese Pie, which is amazing and Alissas Carrot cake which is also great, but I wanted something a little less mushy as again this might gross them out.
I was thinking of making Alissa's Pecan Pie recipe. I am just curious if anyone has made this and can vouch for its taste. I just dont want to bring up something that wont taste good cause then I will never hear the end of it. Thanks!
11-18-2004, 12:16 PM
Hmm okay hang on going to the store to get vanilla and am making this today!
(Need something to make on my day off):) Will report back this afternoon on how it turned out!
11-18-2004, 01:36 PM
Mmm Alex's pie sounds really good. Is the recipe somewhere online or do you have to buy a book to get it? I haven't really made much in the way of pies, just carrot cake which was really good. I had this amazing chocolate cake at the Pure Food and Wine restaurant in New York. I asked them what it was made out of and they said cacao nibs, carob and young coconut were the main ingredients. I haven't had time yet to try something like this out but I definately will in the future.
I found a recipe from Alex (rawguru) but it's for strawberry cheese cake
scroll down, it's almost at the end. Maybe there are different recipes for the cheese cake, so check it out! :)
11-18-2004, 03:16 PM
You can try the recipe that Vegbaby posted in this thread: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=629
Go to Vegbaby's journal area to see a picture of this delicious-looking pie!!
11-18-2004, 03:52 PM
Hey gals and guys,
I just made Alissa's pecan pie and it is wonderful.:) Lumas it seems to set up a bit more than her blueberry pie did for me so maybe this is what you are looking for. I am really enjoying making this stuff, lol maybe I should become a raw food chef! And from what I have seen there is some really good schools for it.
11-18-2004, 05:49 PM
About Alex's raw cheesecake, it is the one on his site. He calls it strawberry cheesecake, but like I said I just made the crust and the filling and it was awesome and really did taste like cheesecake. Also, instead of using rejuvelac, he said you can use lemon juice like I did. Also for the filling definately use mac nuts, not almonds.
Curtis, I think I will go with the Pecan Pie then. If my family doesnt like it I will tell them this dude from rawfoodtalk said it was good. Then you can answer to the unpleased and still hungry SAD eaters known as my family!
But seriously lol, did you add the walnuts on top like alissa suggests. I was thinking maybe to crumble them up kind and add then over the whole top of the pie. I dunno.
11-18-2004, 05:58 PM
I made the Pecan Pie a while back. It was very good, but I didn't really understand the walnuts on top. Next time I will spread pecans across the top so that it will LOOK like a pecan pie.
11-18-2004, 06:27 PM
so much for proof reading :(
it should be pecans, hence the pecan pie. This line was classic "but I didn't really understand the walnuts on top". well why would you as it IS a pecan pie!!!!!!
Augh, ok, so so far ive put 2 T of salt in a small batch of cucumber dip and left out the raisins in the cinnamon raising bread.
Feel free to make me aware of any other ludicrous things you find in the book!
The sweet potato pie is really good also!
11-18-2004, 09:48 PM
Awww...don't worry Alissa, your book, the contents and the presentation MORE than makes up for any typos! But maybe, just maybe you could throw up a little area on your site WITH those corrections for your book customers so we'll know what should and shouldn't be...like 2 T of salt...YOWZERS! :eek:
11-18-2004, 10:01 PM
Curtis, You are so darn sweet! I can't wait to hear how the pie turns out too... I'm in the same pickle here! Anxiously awaiting for the IRON CHEF to report back....:)
Oops... should have read the whole thread- I see the IRON CHEF has succeeded and the pie is a winner! :p
11-18-2004, 10:08 PM
No worries Alissa I used the walnuts and it was good to. :) My favorite pie growing up was pecan. Thank you for creating one that is raw and delicious. :)
lol Feelin'Good, haven't really found anything in her book I don't like. Oh I forgot to ask Alissa any recomendations on raw and living food schools? I seen a few sites for some of them.
11-19-2004, 11:31 AM
I agree with Rawkinlocs. Do post a new thread that lists any "oops'" in the book that have been discovered. Have just recently gotten my book and have not had a chance to make any of the recipes yet (tho they look wonderful) so it would be fantastic to actually be able to reference this and see....hmmm, yes, I guess i should go ahead and add those raisins to the cinn-raisin bread :D
good suggestion rawkinlocs. you read my mind....i was thinking that as i was scrolling down and reading the thread....glad you said it.
Sharon in Colorado
11-19-2004, 12:00 PM
I'd be interested in getting the oops page numbers and corrections so I can go over them with a pen
11-19-2004, 12:49 PM
Your book is amazing...one of the best out there and definitely worth the money. My children beg for the Calzone all the time! I've loved almost everything I've tried. Don't worry about a couple of typos. I've seen the same thing happen in other books.
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