I need to mess around with the modified Creme Cheeze recipes because I'm making pies this weekend for the Holidays and will need cremes!!!! I also need to find a source for Irish Moss around here.
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Hey, Lara, thanks for the ideas. As I've said, I'm not creative, so I appreciate all the ideas.
Originally Posted by Lara
Let us know how you like them!
Originally Posted by whoa-raw
I think if you use this on pies you will want to add some vanilla or cinnamon or something........... For pies you will want something sweeter - maybe a little honey would be the answer. Let us know what you come up with!
Originally Posted by Green_Woman
It is so grubs!! I really love em!! I was really surprised by this one! :)
Originally Posted by anniez
Okay- what I did with my extra eggplant....
Hi there. I just made a yummy dip with the extra eggplants I had sitting around...And I was clear that it had to be EASY and not labor intensive.
I cut up the eggplant into med chunks and marinated with olive oil, lemon juice and bragg's ( all of this to taste and added sparingly). I did NOT COVER the eggplants completely with this mixture. Just poured a bit in of each and tossed until every piece was touched.
I let it sit for about 10 minutes...then put in my vitamix and pureed into a baba-ghanoush type dip.
I dipped romaine lettuce leaves and flax crackers into it and it was quite good!
Lara, this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing! I'm making note of your idea.
Originally Posted by Lara
I am thankful for RAW!
Coleslaw – Both slaws kept well in the fridge. I finished them off yesterday.
Mock Turkey Loaf – I don’t really know what I expected, but it wasn’t this! It’s really good but it has a green tint. My pumpkin seeds were green, so that is what did it. I didn’t put the cranberry sauce on it yet, because it’s for my dinner today, but the red and green will be quite pretty. I’m not sure I’m going to like cranberry sauce on it, so I’ll try it with just a little. I might like it better with Alissa’s Mushroom Gravy which I’m making to go with her Mashed Potatoes. I also added some salt because I thought it needed it. I thought about adding more celery, but the consistency was good and I was afraid more celery might mess it up. I will make this again.
Recipe 86 : Guacamole Pg 307 I’m hoping the SAD family will eat this. I’m not telling them it’s one of “my” recipes. Just let them think it’s what they make!
Recipe 87: Onion dip Pg 305
The above two recipes are for me to eat with our crudités tray. I have a dip for the family and then two for me! I’ll munch on them as I finish up the feast!
ecipe 88: Avocado Cups Pg 294 This sounds like it will be really pretty, and, again, since the family likes avo, I’m hoping some of them might eat this. We’ll see!
My problem will be that when they see me eating something they will know it’s raw, and maybe won’t try it. Oh, well, I can always hope!
Gotta head off to the kitchen.
Have a wonderful day being thankful with family and friends!
Well, once again Alissa proved she knows more about raw food than I do! I really liked the Mock Turkey Loaf with the Cranberry Sauce! Yummy! I had frozen some Cranberry Sauce, and it was great! I am now going to freeze some Mock Turkey Loaf (after I have some more today) and see how it freezes.
Avo Cups – I set these out with the appetizers with a spoon so the family could scoop some onto their plates. It was a big hit! Very pretty and very good!
Guacomole – What’s not to love about guac? Family ate with corn chips and crudités – I just ate with crudités.
Onion Dip – This is really good. After several hours in the fridge the onion really mellowed out. I am going to freeze some for when I make Alissa’s Chili –which may be this weekend, since we have snow in the forecast – AGAIN!
Since I had a sliver of Strawberry Pie for dessert, I really think this meal was too nut-heavy for me. There were nuts in the Mock Turkey Loaf, Onion Dip, Mashed Potatoes, and Strawberry Pie. Then I had a couple of slices of bread, which contain wheat. All in all, I didn’t really feel as well as I normally do! (In fact, I had to take a nap which is very unusual for me.)
So, here is what I have decided: For me a raw holiday is going to be different than the SAD holidays were! I don’t need all those different dishes to be satisfied. I’m going to really lighten up for the next few days and concentrate on fruits and veg and not so much on nuts and seeds. So, that will be reflected in the recipes I will prepare.
As I was looking at all the cabbage in my refrig, I remembered that I used to make Freezer Slaw. I am going to make Alissa’s Easy Slaw without the raisins and the caraway and freeze it. When I thaw it out, I will doctor it up with raisins and caraway, or raisins and dried apricots (which I loved in the Sweet and Sour Slaw) to give it some interest. I know it is important to not eat the same thing every day, and I try to adhere to that, so I don’t want to eat cabbage daily for the next month!
Today will be an easy day because I have so many crudités left from yesterday. I don’t want to eat any more Onion Dip, so I will make a veg based dip. Also, I am eating only fruit and juices until mid-afternoon. Then I will have a little bit of Turkey Loaf and lots of veggies and maybe a salad. Then I will not eat anything more until tomorrow. I want that euphoria back!
With all that in mind, here is today:
Recipe 89 – Pepper Dip
Recipe 90 - Lemonade
I will spend a quiet day at home, enjoying myself after all the hectic activity of the last few days. Black Friday isn’t anywhere on my radar! If it is on yours, enjoy! If not, enjoy! Either way, enjoy your day staying raw with Alissa’s wonderful food!
Pictures speak a thousand words. I wish you had pictures of all this.
One of the joys of eating raw food, people even say it as a joke, is you take pictures of all your food!
Wish I had a cam to send you!!!!
Holding annie's hand!!!!
Don't worry...I'm gonna help you with that, Annie!!! ;) I'm still putting my photos up, so here's mine of Alissa's Noasted Turkey (Before dehydrated):
Here it is With Alissa's Marinara Sauce...YUMMY!!!
:Renee tiptoes out... "O.k. you guys, gotta finish uploading the rest of the photos!!!":
....This is SOOOO Much FUN!!!!!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have to say how very thankful I am for this thread! I found it 3 days ago and I've read (and even re-read) the entire thing!
When I was raw from Aug 2007 thru April 2008, I was posting here at RFT all the time! I've been missing since then, and now that I've regained my sanity & decided to join the raw lifestyle again, I'm shocked at how much I've forgotten! I couldn't even remember what the heck I used to feed us all day!
Alissa's book is my only raw book, so this thread helped me remember so many things I used to enjoy! And also reminded me of recipes I wanted to try!
Thank you so much Annie for doing this, and for sharing it with the community! Your reviews are awesome! And I think you're just brilliant for freezing recipes to see how the fare, and seeing how long they stay yummy in the fridge. All your details are SO helpful!!!!
I have a couple questions about the freezing! How exactly are you storing the food in the freezer? You seem experienced at this & I would love to hear the best way to keep them fresh! Even my frozen bananas turn brown after a week, so I might be doing something wrong. I would love to have just a few things already prepared & waiting in the freezer. Life with 3 kids can get hectic & I'd rather occasionally eat frozen & defrosted raw than SAD!
I had the same issues you had with the avo's and was thrilled to read that you froze them! How long did it take for one to defrost?
Expect miracles, Resa
SW (08/2007):269 // WT after 7 months raw (04/2008):185 :D
Current WT: 300 :eek: :( starting all over again...
Alissa's Marinated Greens...
This is what I made for my 8 year old daughter for lunch today.
I hope this time the picture posts!
Okay...I think the file was too big...anyway, it was beautiful! And scrumptious.
I used swiss chard and spinach and added a bit o'lemon juice to the recipe. Yummers!
I know what you mean about the pictures, and I am sorry. Frankly, I just don't want to take the time to figure all of it out. There's just too much else I want to be doing each day. Learning the picture thing isn't even on my radar.
Originally Posted by lovenlife
I'm really sorry! That's why I'm trying to be so descriptive.
Thanks so much for the help Renee. The Noasted Turkey is on my list for Christmas. Is it as good as it looks?
Originally Posted by ReneeH
Your photos are always so awesome!
Good to have you back!