Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Counter Top Stuffing

I may not always be very eloquent when it comes to describing the food I make, but sometimes when you make a really amazing meal the only thing you can say is: Damn. This is really good. And so this leads me to my most recent holiday food endeavor. The following recipe is a part of my own Thanksgiving meal plan, but I have to confess that I've eaten it more than twice over the last week...and I'm really looking forward to eating it again this coming Thursday.
Counter Top Stuffing
* See end of post for substitutes
Step 1. 
Dry Seasoning Mix (yields roughly 5-6 servings):
3 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Garlic granuels
2 tsp Italian seasoning (dried: Basil/Oregano/Thyme/Rosemary/Marjoram)
2 tsp dried Parsley
1 tsp Tarragon
1/4 tsp ground Celery seed
2 tsp Dillweed
1/2 tsp cracked Pepper
Sea Salt - to taste
*3 tbsp Nutritional yeast
Mix the above dry ingredients well and set aside

Step 2. 
Raw Stuffing mix:
*1 & 1/4  c Cashews (soaked for 2 hours and finely chopped)
1 & 1/2 c Celery (minced)
3/4 Carrot (shredded & chopped)
1/2 c Onion (finely chopped)
1 and 1/2 c Zucchini (shredded and finely chopped)
1/2 One (or both) of the following: Sweet/tart Apple chopped, or handful of Raisins that have been soaked in warm water, drained and chopped
Optional: 1-2 handfulls of dried Crimini (or other) Mushrooms - crumbled into the mixture
4 to 6 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp of Dry Seasoning Mix (see above)
Mix the above ingredients well
*Nutritional Yeast: You can sub with a pinch of Paprika and a dash of Nama Shoyu
* Cashews: You can either drop them from this dish entirely, or sub them with Jicima
Choose from one of the following Raw Vegan Warming Methods noted here
Warm your stuffing for 1 hour
Share this exciting new Holiday food with loved ones who have special dietary needs, or boast it at an Omni Thanksgiving pot luck - it won't disappoint!
But you'll definitely want to stay tuned for more...

Sarahfae - AtV


  1. All I can say about this is WOA!

  2. This sounds amazing. I think I'll have to make a batch of the seasoning for anytime veggies. Yum!