11/12/09

The Juiciest Turkey Ever!


This really is the juiciest turkey I ever ate:)

For breakfast today I enjoyed a fruit arrangement in the shape of a turkey. This is another really easy idea for a raw vegan turkey:)

I started with the tail by laying out 9 pieces of banana, sliced on the diagonal. Each slice was topped with a clementine segment.

Next I made 8 grape and berry skewers. I actually threaded the berries and grapes on lollipop sticks. They were the perfect size and I prefer using them to sharp wood skewers when making them for children. I nestled them between the clementine slices.

The body of the turkey is half of a pear, with currant eyes and a beak cut from a slice of dried mango. The waddle is a goji berry, and the feet are cut from the mango using kitchen shears.

This could be a colorful, sweet, raw vegan addition to your Thanksgiving table.

If you are looking for a more traditional faux turkey, there are quite a few vegan options.

You have probably heard of Tofurky

Here is a Celebration Roast which was recommended to me by Joyce of Beautiful Living Food. Thanks Joyce!

Google for more options:)

There are also many links in my first Thanksgiving post for raw vegan Thanksgiving recipes. Many are for making your own turkey-like substitute.

Here is something you can do to actually save a turkey instead of serving one this year!

BTW~I noticed today was called Thankful Thursday.

The holiday season always makes me think more about what I am thankful for anyway:)

I could list everything I appreciate, but the list would be too long, as I realize I am thankful for just about everything in my life, especially my family.

But, if I had to pick one thing I am grateful for it would be my mother.

My beautiful Mom taught me so many things.

She taught me how important my health is, and that all the money in the world wouldn't make you happy if your health was bad.

She taught me by example how satisfying it is to be honest, giving, and loving.

She instilled a love of nature in me that is still so strong, especially in my decision to be vegan. She planted a tree when I was born:)

She showed me that real, true beauty comes from your heart.

She also showed me that you can hang a pair of cherries over your ears like earrings:)!!

She showed me the meaning of unconditional love, and by doing so enabled me to give it to my own children.

She gave me a childhood filled with hugs, laughter, fruit, play-doh, and her singing:)

My Mom has such a joy for life, and I appreciate that she instilled that joy in me.

She always let me 'be myself'. I am grateful that I wake up each day happy, and with a smile because of that:)

Most of all, she taught me how to appreciate each and every wonderful day, never to take anything for granted, appreciate the little things in life, and to live my life so I never have any regrets.

Thank you Mom, you gave me the best gift I have ever received...you.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So creative and beautiful! And I love your gratitude for your mom. :-) Laurie

evergreen said...

Hi Laurie!

Thank you so much for the kind words:)

bitt said...

awwwww..choked up. my mom is amazing too. i better go tell her.

oh and your juicy turkey looks yummy too.

La Mama Naturale' said...

totally choked up!!! I'm with bitt!

La Mama Naturale' said...

p.s. I'm thankful for your stumbling upon your site- it has brought me a lot of joy and insight! Thank you. :)

Anne said...

That turkey is so cute, you did a great job ♥
We don't celebrate thanksgiving in Australia, but I want to make the turkey!
Love and Peaches XX.

evergreen said...

Thanks everyone...now I'm choked up from all the love:)

I am grateful for all of you...hugs:)

Angela

Momwithahook said...

Just letting you know this is such a fabulous post. I included it in my entry in Squidoo's Thanksgiving Cookoff for Charity page at http://www.squidoo.com/thanksgiving-raw-recipes

You photo and idea was presented as well as the link to your blog.

:)

evergreen said...

Hi Momwithahook...Thank you so much for including this in your entry for such a worthy cause:)

Connie said...

No surprise that I love love love all your ideas! I am off to share them on facebook and Naked Food Cafe! Thanks so much for sharing!

Love & Sunshine!
Connie

evergreen said...

Hi Connie! I did think about a certain berry-lovin boy when I was making this;)

Thanks for sharing on facebook and NFC!...hugs

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