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Thanks for checking out today's Big Thanksgiving Episode! I had such fun putting today's recipes together and  I hope you will enjoy the photographs and recipes I've put together.  I'm wishing you and your family a beautiful, blessed and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

Cinnamon Apple & Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips w/ Maple Vanilla Cream
(inspired by Vegetarian Times - Oct 2010)

For the cinnamon apple chips:
2 medium apples, cored & sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

for rosemary sweet potato chips:
1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Cut sweet potato into paper thin slices with a mandoline or knife.  Place slices in a bowl and gently rub in the olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary & salt. 
Lay slices on mesh dehydrator trays without overlapping. Dry for about 6 hours, shifting until chips are fully crisp. 

Maple Vanilla Cream


If you don't have a high speed blender, you can grind the cashews in a coffee grinder then place the powder into your blender to combine with the other ingredients until smooth.

1/2 cup cashews, soaked & drained
1 - 2 teaspoons maple syrup or coconut nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients on high speed until smooth & creamy, adding a bit of water if necessary to combine.

Sweet Cinnamon Pecans 
(courtesy of Kerry Matson/Raw For The Holidays )

2 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon agave (or other sweetener of choice)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
4 cups pecans
1/2 cup dried coconut flakes

Mix together warmed/liquefied coconut oil, agave, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over pecans and stir to cover nuts well. Pour 1/2 of pecans onto a dehydrator sheet (no Teflex sheet). To the remaining pecans, add a 1/2 cup of dried coconut flakes. Stir well & pour onto another dehydrator sheet.
Dehydrate at 105* for 15-20 hours, or until dry & crispy.

Cranberry Pomegranate Chutney
(from Raw For The Holidays)


2 cups dried cranberries, roughly chopped
½ cup red apple, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
¼ cup agave nectar (or raw honey)
1 orange, zested & supremed
1 cup pomegranate seeds

Add cranberries, apple, ginger and agave nectar to a food processor and pulse together until well combined. Add the orange segments, pulsing only until blended in coarsely. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the orange zest and pomegranate seeds, mixing thoroughly. This will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.

Savory Mushroom Nut Loaf 
(Modified from Raw For The Holidays)


For the mushroom loaf:
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup mushrooms
½ cup celery
½ cup sweet yellow onion
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage or poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1-2 cloves garlic
1 cup carrot pulp
1 stalk celery, finely diced


In a food processor, grind nuts to a coarse meal. Place in a mixing bowl. To the processor bowl, qdd mushrooms, celery, onion, sage, salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic, and continue processing until everything is finely ground. Transfer this into the bowl with the nuts and stir in carrot pulp and diced celery. Use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix and combine everything together. Form into a loaf, cake or patties. Dehydrate 4-6 hours, (less time if you are making smaller cakes) until a crust has formed on top and it's nicely warmed.

Pumpkin Spice Bread or Muffins

2 cups fresh or moist carrot pulp
2/3 cup dried sweet almond pulp (left over pulp from making nut milk)
3/4 cup ground golden flax seeds
1/3 cup chopped raisins or cranberries
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons good quality olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until fully incorporated. Either form the mixture into a loaf shape or press into a plastic wrap lined mini-muffin pan to form shapes.  Dehydrate at 105 degrees until dried to your personal liking. The outer crust should be nice and formed, but the interior should still be soft and moist. Note: If you are making a pumpkin loaf, drying time will be much longer.

There are MANY more celebratory recipes in our Raw For The Holidays ebook, and I encourage you to check it out if you haven't already. Click here to learn the details.

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Everything looks amazing! My favorite stuffing is yours from the Raw for the Holidays! But I might make the loaf this year. And I need to make those sweet potato chips NOW!
This all looks so delicious!
i love it! it all looks fabulous!
This looks so amazing! Happy Thanksgiving for you guys, ours was last month.
All of that looks fabulous!

Penni, you have to get that video camera replaced! We need your kind words of encouragement to keep it up. Or at least I'll admit I do. You and your videos really make a difference.
You have such a gift...thank you so much for sharing these wonderful looking recipes...I cant wait to try them all!!!! Looks like you did have a bunch of fun!!!
These are wonderful recipes! This is going to be my very first Raw Thanksgiving and you just saved it :-)
AAAAAAAAAAAmazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its like magic! Love it ALL!!!!
My digital camera will do a short 4 minute video, so I'm thinking I can use that until I can replace the Flip cam. I've been baby-ing that cracked usb plug in on my Flip for months, so I feel fortunate that it has lasted this long. But why did it have to die today??? WAHHHHHH!

indigo said:
All of that looks fabulous!

Penni, you have to get that video camera replaced! We need your kind words of encouragement to keep it up. Or at least I'll admit I do. You and your videos really make a difference.
Did you dehydrate the apples? I can almost smell them! I adore the 'turkey'!!!!! Makes me smile!!!
Thank's for charing it. It looks yummy and I got to try it.
Yes - I dehydrated the apples and sweet potato chips for about 6 - 8 hours. The turkey was just for a novelty and I am afraid some of the facebook haters fans are out looking for me with tar and feathers. It is apparently quite offensive to many vegans, so I hope everyone will forgive my thoughtless playfulness.

Cari said:
Did you dehydrate the apples? I can almost smell them! I adore the 'turkey'!!!!! Makes me smile!!!

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