Mock Holiday Turkey

Have you gone raw and want to serve a nice Thanksgiving dinner? Here is a nice mock turkey you can serve that I know everyone will love the taste. (I learned to make this mock turkey loaf from
Alissa Cohen’s book “Living on Living Food”.
Alissa said her recipe was adopted from
Leslie Kenton’s book The New Raw Energy.)
.Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Instructions.Things You’ll Need:
1 cup cashews
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup Brazil nuts
5 stalks celery
1 scallion
1 teaspoon sage
1 cup cranberries
Honey to taste
1

Pumpkin SeedsObtain One Cup Of Pumpkin Seeds

I obtain my pumpkin seeds from my local health food store in their bulk section. I bought 1/2 pound of raw hulled Pumpkin Seeds; they were selling for $2.35 per pound, so I spent $1.18 for the Pumpkin Seeds.

2

CashewsObtain One Cup Of Cashews

I obtain my Cashews from my local health food store in their bulk section. I bought 1/2 pound of Cashews; they were selling for $3.35 per pound, so I spent $1.68 for the cashews.

3

Brazil NutsObtain One Half Cup Of Brazil Nuts

I obtain my Brazil Nuts from my local health food store in their bulk section. I bought 1/4 pound of Brazil Nuts; they were selling for $5.55 per pound, so I spent $1.39 for the Brazil Nuts.

4

ScallionObtain One Scallion

I obtain some green onions, from my local health food store, since they didn’t have any scallions. I bought bunch of green onions; they were selling for $.85 per bunch, there were twelve green onions in the bunch, and since I used only one I spent $.07 for the green onion.

5

CeleryObtain Five Stalks of Celery

I obtain my celery from my local health food store, for $1.45. I figure I used one third of it so it cost me $0.48 for the celery.

6

SageObtain One Teaspoon Sage

I used one teaspoon of Rubbed Dalmation Sage, but you can use what you have.

7

IngredientsIngredients for the Mock Turkey Loaf

1 cup cashews
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup Brazil nuts
5 stalks celery
1 scallion
1 teaspoon sage

8

Grind Nuts Until FineGrind Nuts Until Fine

In a food processor, grind the cashews, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts until fine.

9

Finely Grounded NutsFinely Grounded Nuts.

Just a picture to show how finely I grounded the nuts.

10

Celery, Scallion, and SageAdd Celery, Scallion, and Sage

Add celery, scallion, and sage and blend until smooth.

11

Blended Mock Turkey LoafBlended Mock Turkey Loaf

This picture just shows how smooth I blended all the ingredients in the Mock Turkey Loaf.

12

Place on a Large PlatePlace on a Large Plate

I know this is not a large plate. Alissa in her recipe says, “Remove from food processor and place on large plate. Form into a loaf.” Well, my mixture turned out a little wet and I didn’t think it would form into a loaf. So I had this bowl, I had bought from a second hand store for a dollar, which measures 8 1/2 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide, and 1 1/2 inches tall, and decided to use it.

13

Mock Turkey Loaf in a BowlMock Turkey Loaf in a Bowl

A picture of the Mock Turkey Loaf after I placed it into my bowl.

14

Cranberries for the Cranberry SauceCranberries for the Cranberry Sauce

I bought a pint of cranberries from my local health food store for $2.99. One cup is approx. half the container so it cost $1.49 for the cranberries.

15

Honey for the Cranberry SauceHoney for the Cranberry Sauce

Alissa in her recipe says, “Add honey to taste”. Or you pick your own sweetener.

NOTE: My wife is the honey freak, I rawly use the stuff. But I get quart containers of it from my barber, who has bees, for $7.00 a quart, approx. three pounds. Or I can use the “Really Raw Honey” which I bought from my local health food store, in a one pound bottle for $9.39, sometimes I get it on save for $7.35 . There are approx. 22 tablespoons per pound, I used four tablespoons, so if I use the store bought honey it cost me $1.70 for the honey. If I use the honey from my barber, then it cost me $0.42 for the honey.

16

Ingredients for the Cranberry SauceIngredients for the Cranberry Sauce

1 cup cranberries
Honey to taste

17

Blend Craberries and HoneyBlend Craberries and Honey

Blend the cranberries in a blender. Add honey to taste. Blend until Smooth.

NOTE: I ended up adding four tablespoons of honey and I like my cranberry sauce tart. So start with one tablespoon, then check the sauce taste, if it is not sweet enough then add another tablespoon blend again…

The only way I could get my cranberry sauce smooth was to add about four tablespoons of water. If I were you, add one tablespoon at a time of water to try to get it smooth.

18

Closeup of Cranberry SauceCloseup of Cranberry Sauce.

I just wanted to show you how smooth my cranberry sauce turned out.

Spread cranberry sauce over the loaf.

19

Finished Mock Turkey LoafFinished Mock Turkey Loaf.

This Raw Mock Turkey Loaf is ready to place on the table. And it shouldn’t cost you more than $8.00 plus tax to make.

NOTE: Alissa says,”It has a wonderful flavor”. And boy do I agree!
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