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12-05-2005, 06:05 PM
My aunt and my grandparents are coming for Christmas. My mom, dad and brother will be there, as well. They want to incorporate my raw food in with their cooked. This is my first raw Christmas.
They're going to be doing a ham probably, greenbean casserole, maybe the family pineapple pudding. I can't remember what else they were thinking of.
I know I'm going to be making a big, big green salad and fruit salad. I am thinking of doing that Christmas Wreath by scrapdawg. I'll have a veggie platter with some of Alissa's dips.
I was thinking maybe making some of the things that are for Thanksgiving, like the Noasted Turkey, maybe a sweet potato pie if I can find a good recipe. Some crackers and cookies, but I'll have to figure out what recipes.
I know one thing I would love to make - a carrot and raisin salad. I just don't know what the mixture would be to pore on those. I had made a waldorf salad for Thanksgiving but I couldn't get the mixture thin and creamy enough.
What are some other things I could make?
12-05-2005, 06:34 PM
I just made some sage "stuffing nuggets". They would make a nice appetizer...easy to just "pop in" your mouth!
12-05-2005, 06:38 PM
Those look good. Did you just use a regular stuffing recipe and roll that up into balls?
12-05-2005, 07:35 PM
You can make raw nog, raw christmas fruit cake, different nut seed pates to with the crackers, spiced mandarins
12-06-2005, 07:36 AM
Wow did you read the menu for our Christmas dinner? We are having the same. I have only been raw for a little while, and only one in house of 4. I need recipes for 1. I can not keep throwing away food. I do try to eat the recipes for the next day but can't seem to eat for 3-4 days. Any recipes for ONE would be great. I know desserts would be tried that is not the problem. I had a great salad yesterday with Alissa's Creamy Avacodo dressing YUM! but want something special for a special day.
12-06-2005, 11:29 AM
Avocado mayonnaise is a really good dressing for those carrot salads, also pretty good for the waldorf too. I also like it on mexican style salads.
Maybe look for a good recipe, I sort of wing it when I make it, pretty much avocado, a little water, lemon or lime juice, celtic salt, a little ground mustard seed (or you can use a tiny bit of dijon if you're a 99%er).
I like using the limes if it's for something mexican, for the waldorf I'd go with the lemons.
the other recipe I really like for Christmas is from Rene Loux Underkoffler's book "Living Cuisine" for Pfefferneuse, which are traditional german spiced cookies, they are based on hazelnut and soaked cashews, with stuff like orange/lemon rind, spices like cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, etc if I remember correctly from last year.
Mysticat, those stuffing nuggets sound great -- recipe?
12-06-2005, 01:06 PM
SAGE STUFFING NUGGETS:
1 cup soaked almonds
1 cup walnuts
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3/4 oz. fresh sage (about 1/2 cup)
2-3 tsp. poultry seasoning
water ( 1/4 to 1/2 cup---enough to make a "scoopable" texture)
blend in a Vitamix (or food processor)
Stir in 1/4 chopped onion and 1 cup chopped celery
I use a melon-baller scoop, then drop the ball into ground flax seed and roll it around until coated. Place on dehydrator tray, and dehydrate until desired firmness (I left them in at least 12 hours). ENJOY!!
12-06-2005, 02:52 PM
YUM! How Christmassy is that? Recipe, please! :)
12-18-2005, 08:54 AM
Those spiced mandarins do sound nice.
Are watermelons still in season? I'm looking for a pretty way to set up the fruit salad. I have a big glass bowl to put it in but I don't know of any other creative ways to show it off.
12-18-2005, 10:34 AM
Raw Strawberry, do you have that fruitcake recipie, please/ Thank you.
thanks for this thread and the recipie ideas. This is alot of help.
Lady Green Jeans
12-18-2005, 09:44 PM
Wow! Great thread and many thanks for the sage stuffing ball recipe. I have been pondering the Christmas menu question the last several days--almost posted a request for "mock ham." Not a great meat eater when SAD, but would like to not duplicate making Noasted Turkey although was very enjoyable for Thanksgiving.
Brocolli will be a must-do in soup along with a warmed cinnamon applesauce in the dehydrator, but would love any recipes or ideas for incorporating brussel sprouts, rutabaga, or parsnip. Sage stuffing balls are now on the menu, of course, with thanks.
12-18-2005, 10:06 PM
ladybug, have you tried halving recipes? :)
12-18-2005, 10:32 PM
If you wish to make a truly beautiful fruit salad, may I suggest taking a flat sided glass or crystal bowl,
and place flat slices of fruit up the sides, fill the inside with fruit as you go, or it won't stay up, and alternate slices in colors.
Such as bananas, oranges, kiwi, limes, lemons, mellons, star fruit, etc.
Berries are very nice if you can find them, orange juice and banana in a puree' is an excellent dressing or dip.
12-19-2005, 01:03 PM
I made up the mandarin recipe with a ginger sauce (ginger, sqeeuze lemon, orange, cinnamin, ground cloves, touch of nutmeg, agave) sorry didn't do exact but it is so good.
I have three fav fruit cake recipes here is one I will post the other one later. This one is like rum cake but chewy.
1 Cup Brazil Nuts
2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Cup Soaked raisins
1 Vanilla Bean
½ Teaspoon nutmeg
½ Teaspoon Nama Shoyu or Braggs Liquid Aminos
Peeling from 2-4 tangerines
1 Cup prunes soaked must be really wet
Put in Food Processor Voila It is big edit from a Bountenko recipe.
12-19-2005, 07:46 PM
I think someone on here (sorry can't remember who) posted a quick and easy "Christmas--colored" fruit salad they came up with one time. It's made of just kiwi slices and pomegrante seeds. I've fixed it several times, and it's definately Christmas colored and tastes great!
12-19-2005, 08:11 PM
thank you Raw Strawberry :).
12-21-2005, 08:47 PM
Here is the other recipe by Rita Romano
1 cup cranberries
1 cup fresh apples chopped
1 cup fresh navel oranges chopped
2 tablespoons organe juice concentrate frozen
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
1 teaspoon or to taste pumpkin pie spice
1 cup walnuts (soaked 24 hours)
1/2 dried apricots minced
1/2 dried figs minced
1 cup currants
1 cup raisins
In large food processor process everything but the last four ingredients into a pebble like consistency. Mix with last four ingredients press into bundt pan and let sit for several hours. **I soaked all the dried fruit but the currants. Depends on your taste.**
Lady Green Jeans
12-27-2005, 12:48 AM
I made the the stuffing nuggets as entree to my Christmas dinner. I was half way through putting the nuggets on the dehydrater tray when it dawned on me that mushrooms would maybe a good addition. Well--back in the food processor with the remainder with a chunk of portabello and viola--both were absolutely fantastic. The SAD eaters liked them so much, they asked me to leave them. I also took pesto stuffed mushrooms and left those by request, too. What a wonderful holiday and great food.
Thank you for posting the recipe--it is so delicious.
12-27-2005, 02:20 PM
You're welcome! It is always great to hear how a raw meal is a success with SAD eaters!
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