Enjoy These Holiday Recipes

Cranberry Salad

1 bag of fresh cranberries
2 oranges
2 apples
1 zest of orange
4-6 dates
Coconut Nectar or Agave Nectar to taste (1/4-1/3 cup)

Finely chop or pulse in a food processor the cranberries, oranges, and apples. Blend in the orange zest  nectar.  Let chill together.  And that is it!  Delightfully light and zesty complementary to heavier Thanksgiving foods!

Sweet Potato Souffle`

2 large yams or sweet potatoes
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice or ½ teaspoon lemon extract
½ cup water, more or less, as needed
¼ cup raw cashews
¼ cup raw pine nuts (or macadamias)
1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
3-6 pitted soft medjool dates
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg

Peel the yams and cut into cubes. Transfer to blender along with the lemon juice and enough water to allow the blender to work properly. Process until thick and chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, only if necessary to facilitate processing.

 Adapted from Raw Food Celebrations  by Shannon and Duruz
This recipe can be made 1-2 days before the holiday dinner.
Serves 2-3

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2 thoughts on “Enjoy These Holiday Recipes

  1. Hi Jane,
    This is a lovely newsletter! I hope that your Thanksgiving was a peaceful and warm-to-the-heart one. It has been a while and Things have changed for me here in NH. I am now preparing lunch for about 30-35 people 5 days a week. all summer, I use the beautiful organic produce from the farm’s gardens, which is a joy. There was too much kale to use it all this fall!!! Hard to believe that could be possible, but 4 cases harvested at once was ridiculous.
    I want to ask if you have any recipe sources that you can recommend for making large amounts of raw sides and desserts to begin with? I’d like to incorporate more raw than just salads and single fruits. Thanks for any ideas!!! Enjoy the December “rush” and “bustle”.

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