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Mother’s Day Raw Food Feast

Posted on May 04 2014 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Entertaining and Holidays

Mother’s Day Raw Food Feast

I love my mom like crazy and I want her to be with me for a long time to come.  When Mother’s Day rolls around, I like to celebrate with a raw food feast that delights mom’s palate without raising her cholesterol, clogging her arteries, or compromising her good health.

It’s got all the ingredients for a perfect gathering:  a welcoming appetizer, satisfying entrees, fabulous desserts...and a breakfast drink that will help keep mom in the pink for decades to come.  

The menu I’ve created can feed just you and your mom, or it can be expanded to feed a small army of mom-lovers. 

Raw Food Hors d’Oeuvres for Early Arrivals

A nice selection of raw hors d’oeuvres will help satisfy the hunger of early arrivals until the latecomers maker their appearance.  You can’t go wrong with a tray filled with vegetables and my Mock Sour Cream and Chive Dip.

If you’ve got kids in the crowd, be sure to cut up kid-friendly veggies such as

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Sweet red peppers

For more sophisticated adult palates, consider serving

  • Spring onions
  • Jicama (a sweet alternative to celery)
  • Endive (slightly bitter, but naturally scoop-shaped for dipping)

If you’re serving a large crowd, you may want to make more than one kind of dip.  Some of my favorites are Basil Walnut Pesto, Zucchini Hummus, and a fruit-based dip such as Raw Mango Salsa to add different flavor dimensions.

Mom’s Raw Brunch Main Course

Have you ever considered serving a “smoothie” as a breakfast/brunch entrée?  You should!  My Apple-Banana Green Smoothie packs a ton of flavor and nutrition into just a few sips.  

When I am having a crowd, I love the idea of Mother’s Day buffet.  No serving is required and people can help themselves to their favorites.  It may be messy, but my Zucchini Pasta with Marinara recipe is one of my favorite entrees to serve. 

This main dish pasta has a delicate texture and taste like flour-based spaghetti, and it’s fun for kids to twirl on their forks.  (Hence the mess).

I also like to make different kinds of salads.  A simple green salad with a Classic Raw Vinaigrette is a nice accompaniment to the pasta.  For guests who like salad as their main course, I always put out a hearty entrée salad such as a salad topped with Not Tuna Pate.

Mom-Loving Raw Dessert

There’s no sweeter way to say “Happy Mother’s Day” than with a dessert that has no sugar.  Serve mom a naturally sweet and wholesome dessert such as a Raw Banana Ice Cream with fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of raw nuts and coconut.

And be sure to stock up your table with nearly-guilt-free treats such as Lemon Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, and everyone’s perennial favorite Flourless Chocolate Cake

What will YOU do to make May 11th a celebration of health and love?  Please post your thoughts in the comments section.

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