Monday, March 10, 2008

Raw Food dinner leads to Ecstatic Drumming rather than food coma!!

I wanted to try a new recipe while I had time over the weekend, so we got to have Raw Crab Cakes-they were a yummy success! I got the recipe from Here she is:

Vegan Bay "Crab" Cakes
Recipe by Cherie Soria (as printed in Purely Delicious magazine)
Serves 6 (Yields twelve 1/4 cup cakes)

1/2 C. dried porcini mushrooms, soaked for 1 hr, drained and diced
1 1/2 C. zucchini, spiralized
1 1/2 C. Organic Raw Macadamia Nuts , ground
1/4 C. onion, finely minced
1/4 C. celery, finely minced
2 Tbls. nutritional yeast
2 Tbls. lemon juice
2 Tbls. red bell pepper, finely diced
2 tsp. Organic Kelp Granules
2 tsp. ground golden flax seeds
1 tsp. garlic, pureed
1 tsp. red jalapeno, minced (or substitute cayenne pepper to taste)
1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt

1. Using a pair of kitchen shears, cut the spiralized zucchini into pieces about one inch in length. (A Spiral Slicer (Saladacco) and a chef's knife are perfect for this task.)
2. Combine the zucchini and all remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add a few drops of water, if needed, to form a firm dough.
3. Using a 1/4 C. measure, create small cakes, about one inch deep.
4. Place the cakes on a nonstick dehydrator sheet and place in Excalibur dehydrator at 120 degrees for 1 hour; then turn over to dehydrate the other side for another 1-2 hours. (This temperature will not be too hot to destroy the nutrients and enzymes, since the dough has enough water to stay cool during this time.)
5. Serve with a generous serving of Creamy Dill Sauce.

Creamy Dill (Tartar) Sauce
1/4 C. Organic Raw Cashews , soaked in water 4 hours
1 1/2 Tbls. lemon juice
2-3 Tbls. water, as needed
1/4 C. dill weed, minced
2 Tbls. celery, minced
1 Tbls. horseradish
1 Tbls. red onion, minced
1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt

1. Place cashews with lemon juice and enough water to form a thick, smooth cream.
2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse.

Mixture should have a slightly chunky texture. Serve over Crab Cakes.

I deleted 1 Tbsp ground psyllium from the crab cake recipe because I'm not sure about using it in recipes, since it binds to nutrients. The crab cakes were really yummy and also rich from the macadamia nuts, so they go great with salad. My honey and our friend opted not to have a side of steak with the raw meal of the evening and we found ourselves spontaneously drumming after we ate! Michael (my hubby) said, "Take a picture, baby! Show your blog what happens when you eat raw food!" The drumming was so fun and it amazes me how it just makes the room vibrate with energy! Celebrate! Kelly Ordway


Anonymous said...

Hello. . . I am printing out all recipes you are posting on your blogspot. In fact, I am consulting it every day. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
This is my 3rd day of juice feast. Thanks for your kind words of encouragment. You are awesome!
Have a beautiful week.
Much Peace
Lake Balboa, Ca

wyldegirl said...

I'm catching up on blog reading after some neglect (hehe) and so glad to be wandering through your lovely thoughts (and recipes) once more. . . the drumming looked energetic and i've always loved evenings that turn into impromptu jam sessions like that, fueled by raw food- they're even more incredible!!

thanks for sharing and glad you're going through the days so vibrantly!
xx Jenny