Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wild Mushroom Croquettes with Horseradish Cream

Wild Mushroom Croquettes with Horseradish Cream Pg. 194
Today I made one of the best recipes from CSK!  That is a big statement because I have almost tasted everything in the book.  This dish wasn't hard to make which is awesome.  Plan ahead and soak your nuts.  I have never in my life cooked with so much nuts.  I am quite sure I have never eaten this many nuts ever!  I wonder if it has affected my cholesterol?  Aren't nuts high in that?  Anyway, I have gotten quite used to reading through a recipe the night before to see if I need to soak nuts in prep for cooking, and I would say chances are if you are cooking from CSK you will need to soak cashews or another type of nut.

Once the nuts have been softened, you will just do a bit of chopping.  The corquettes went in my dehydrator for 4 hours.  You can put them in the oven as well.  Delish!  I had one on a bed of arugula topped with Horseradish Cream Cheese.
I also tried one using a red cabbage leaf like a burger bun.
I know I will be snacking on these croquettes until they are all gone.  So yummy!

OMG I only have 3 recipes left.  What am I going to do when this is over? Since beginning this project, I have started my days pretty much the same way.  As I still lay under my covers early in morning I sit up in bed and check my blog for page views and comments.  I then post a picture of what I have made the day before on Instagram.  Then post on Facebook, and usually write something about what I made.  Pinterest  is next and again post a picture (I think I have 90 pictures from CSK on my CSK Pinterest board).  I love Pinterest, but who doesn't?  Followed by Twitter, where I have tweeted a lot since my friend tutored me in all things Twitter.  The whole concept of tweeting was so weird to me months ago, but now I have come to realize how awesome Twitter is.  To be able to send a message out and get response almost immediately is so cool. Over the course of cooking my way through CSK I have gained what will soon be 1000 likes on Facebook. (So give me a like, so I can hit 1000 if you haven't already! Pretty please!)   Before the CSK Project, none of these social media outlets played a part in my day.  Now I am slightly addicted!
So how will I start my days when all is said and done?  It will take some adjusting to go back to life as it was.  One thing is for certain, I have discovered if you are enjoying what you are working on you don't mind putting in the extra energy.  For the most part, I liked getting up in the morning before my little one and working on "The Project".   No, it doesn't mean that some days I wouldn't complain my butt off!  That is normal though, everyone needs to whine here and there.  Getting back to my normal life will be pretty cool.  It will feel like a vacation.  No extra agenda for my day.  No having to photograph my food before I eat it.  No running from store to store looking for that one missing ingredient.    I will just simply cook for my family.  Well, until I figure out my next hair brained idea!


  1. Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying reading your blog with your experiences and reviews of Crazy Sexy Kitchen. I too have been going through this cookbook with so much excitement. It's really well thought out and has wonderful recipes. Congratulations on completing all of them! YAY! One thing I'd like to assure you is that you will not have a problem with your cholesterol from eating nuts. In fact the only thing that you can get cholesterol from is... animal based foods. 7 years ago, I was diagnosed with High Cholesterol, and I decided to try to change my diet first, (before starting on a drug). Within 6 months of going vegan, my cholesterol level was healthy! It dropped from 230 to 150! That started me on my path/journey... of eating health foods. Cheers to delicious food & good health!

  2. Thank you for the info on nuts and cholesterol. That is great to hear! Congrats on your numbers dropping that is wonderful:)