Some Healthy Food Fun:    Dinner and a Movie
Cadillac Records

On the Menu:  Crab Cakes Made Healthy
Video:   Musical Performances from Cadillac Records     Making Crab Cakes

"You and me ain't gonna wake up every morning and get everything we want.
Mostly we gotta take what come"
 --Jeffrey Wright


I can't say I was ever a big fan of "The Blues", perhaps thanks to my father to tried to hard to force me to like it.

But I was a fan of the great blues music in this movie, I always find myself watching it, and even if working on the computer or whatever, I will have it on and listen to the great music.

I know nothing about the "Blues-ist" Muddy Waters, but I know how actor Jeffrey Right is always true to any character he plays, Jeffrey is guaranteed to pull you inside the character, and show you the true essence of person he is portraying.

Jeffrey Wright is perhaps my favorite most underrated actor in all of Hollywood


Cadillac Records is base on the true story of a small music recording studio, Chess Records, located on the south side of Chicago. That studio and Record Company became a hub of a much music in the 50's and 60's, from Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones (who named their band after a Muddy Waters song, and recorded there), and later, one of my favorites Minnie Ripperton, the list goes on

The Blues came up from the south and branched into many pasts of American music, from Rock and Roll, to Gospel, to Soul and Funk. So for this "Dinner and a Movie" treat, I'm gonna have to take it on back down South, and prepare something from "Down on the Bayou". I think I'll go with be Louisiana Crab Cakes


Crab Cakes Made Healthy


Crab Cakes Made Healthy

1 lb. fresh crab meat

1/2 cup finely chopped organic red peppers
1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
To make a more Maryland Style crab cake, replace 2 previous ingredients with Old Bay Seasoning

1/4 cup finely chopped organic onions
2 pasture raised eggs, beaten
1/2 mayo (I'm not a big fan of store bought mayos because of toxic oils used like Canola, Quick and easy
mayo recipe in another article I wrote here)

2 Tbsp. Organic Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup Organic Olive Oil

Bread Crumbs (about 1 cup), I'm not a big fan of conventional bread, I have a favorite millet and flax bread that I will throw into blender for crumbs, I would also recommend brioche bread crumbs. In the end, I recommend just trying to evolve to using high quality breads, and for me that is bread without toxic oils like Canola and Cottonseed Oil.

....see video at upper right for instructions (video has slightly different recipe, and video has a sauce recipe)

As a quick note, people are always asking how do the so called "scavengers", crab, shrimp, and lobster fit into a healthy eating regiment. I try to tell them that this is an occasional treat, and I use other superfoods such as Papaya Enzymes, Chlorella, Reishi mushrooms, and more to detoxify my system. So, I try not to think too hard about this occasional delicacy, as long as the ingredients are top quality.




I can always feel where Jeffrey Wright is going when he sinks into one of his characters in his movies, and by the time you get to the end of this movie, it kinda says it all. Upon traveling to England for a show, he was nervous because he wasn't sure if he would even be remembered, or what the fans wanted to hear.

I think the principle is that you just have to, in this life, make your own music, sing your song, like that reed warbler bird that goes to the highest branch and sings his song. Those in tune with your "music" will remember it for its honest and earnest expression. I'm lucky to have an outlet, i.e. my blog do do just that. Every photo and sentence I placed in this blog is totally true to me, it is my music. Thanks Muddy (And Jeffrey Wright)

~stay healthy~


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