Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crabcakes Make me Swoon

Hey Beauties!  Today was a fun bloggie comment day.  I loved hearing about your juicing experiences.  I think the key to making my juice less icky is the addition of fruit, particularly citrus.  I'm not done with Mr. Juicer quite yet.
A couple of you humored me and asked how I made the raw-ish crackers.  There is no real recipe.  I took the pulp of the juice stuff, mixed with cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper, and popped into a 350 degree oven.  I let them 'bake' for about 20 minutes, then left them in the oven overnight.  When I took another look in the morning, there was still moisture, so I let them 'bake' again by heating the oven to 350  and leaving them in the oven for the rest of the day once it shut off.  Follow me?  These are the obstacles girls without dehydrators go through!  It would work best to probably leave the oven on for 40  minutes the first time, then leave in the oven.  I'm sure the raw ladies can help you get a legit recipe!

What I do have a recipe for is my Zucchini, Arugula, Pink Lady Apple, Tempeh, and Fancy Fig Salad

I packed it all up in my tupperware for work.  Once I got there, I warmed it up for a minute and added some TJ's Champagne Vinaigarette.  Sounds strange, but it was good!  Look at the cross section of my fancy figs:

As I packed my salad, I also baked some cookies.  After my healthy cookie adventure I decided to give my husband a little more white flour in his life.  Well, since I couldn't help myself, I omitted the oil and messed with the sugar content.  (Insert evil laugh here).  The cookies were not very sweet.  We called them cookie bread, cookie rolls, and my favorite, cookie naan.  It wasn't that bad, but just not a sickeningly sweet mix.  At least they were pretty.  I am obsessed with my new square muffin tins and make square cookies for fun:

Despite all the food critic talk, they are almost gone.  You are very welcome, husband.

Speaking of my guy, I'm on my own tonight.  Hubby is on a business trip, but surprised me by coming home to have dinner with me before he left.  I know- we are newleyweds.  I had already inhaled this dinner when he called me to say he was on his way:
  • Sprouted grain bread, egg white, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and hot sauce
Hubby got my made up recipe for crabcakes with wasabi aioli:
I snapped a picture on the table, and then homeboy took the plate from me.  He said it tasted like heaven.  I was in heaven admiring my crabcakes.
Mmmmmmm crabcakes :)  I accidentally missed his face in the picture, but I know where my priorities are- crabcakes (nod nod wink wink)!

Crabcakes with wasabi aioli:
  • 1/4 can of the GOOD crab meat (I got mine at TJ's- where else?)
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Spices to taste (I used paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, and pepper)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Optional- cheese (for me, it's not an option- cheese makes my husband happy)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Combine the crab, eggwhites, breadcrumbs, and spices, making sure all the ingredients mix well.  Use a muffin tin that has been sprayed with olive oil spray, and pack in the stuff.  Bake for 10 minutes, then add the cheese and bake for a few more minutes to melt the good stuff.

  • Mayo of choice and wasabi mustard.  Mix like crazy, depending on your preferred level of spice
I chilled with some of this dessert:

  • Hemp protein powder, vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt, Trader Joe's mixed berries, cinnamon, and white chocolate chips
I was actually full and couldn't finish it, but you'll see the leftovers in my breakfast cookie. I don't waste liquor, coffee, or protein cookie ingredients!

I love your comments and I love to know what you think!  Is there anything you would like to see a post on?  Tell me!
Have a great Friday!


Ruby said...

Oh YUM those crabcakes sound delish! Well spiced fish cakes are just the best.

What to blog about: I love reading other people's life lessons, or challenges they're doing or views on certain things going on in the world.

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love crab cakes AND figs!! Those are 2 of my favorite foods!!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

That salad sounds absolutely wonderful..I love how colorful it is!!!

Your hubby is so sweet... dinners together are the best!

Enjoy your Friday, hun :) :)

Gabriela said...

Crab cakes! Definitely one of my favorite foods. And your square cookie bread is so cute!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Awww...sweet that your hub came home to see you one last time! I love figs!!

Simply Life said...

oh those crabcakes look great!

Anne Marie said...

Aww what a sweet hubby you have!

Mo Diva said...

MMMM. crab cakes. I love crab but it does not love me.
Im a lil jealous. but thats okay. you can enjoy it for hte both of us!
hubbies are the best when they do nice things for wifeys!

Anonymous said...

i wonder if i could do the same with tuna! i don't have canned crab! anyhoo, ive havd the crab cakes at cheesecake factory and they're pretty good toO!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I just LOVE crabcakes! Yours look super yummy!

Anonymous said...

that dessert looks phenom!! your eats always are amazing
have a great weeekend!


Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Aren't figs so yummy?! Love the square cookies. They reminded me that my hubby requested "real" chocolate chip cookies!!

Gina said...

I love crabcakes. I have never made my own, but I really should some time. They are that food that I only eat when at a wedding or out to dinner. I don't know why!

I like your suggestion for adding spices to the tuna patty. Quite honestly I didn't add any, which is rather strange for me because I'm such a spice girl (no pun intended there). I would probably add garlic, but paprika also sounds like a great idea!

Katie ♥ said...

Girl I am loving those crabcakes!!! Yum!!! I will have to try that!!!!

And thanks for the recipe for the raw crackers!!! I just juiced so maybe I will have to make those!!!!!

Oh i love seven jeans too, they rock, I love them on guys too!!!

I hope you have a great weekend love!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

Hmmmmmmm what would I like to see for a post, I dont know!!!!!! Maybe some more healthy recipes!!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Those cookies look amazing!! I love chocolate chip cookies!!

Nicole, RD said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love yours!

Looks so yummy! Crabcakes make me swoon, too! Any seafood, really : )

I'd love to hear your spin on rawism since that seems to be a topic we're both learning more about! Since you know rawists, get some insight from them??