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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore. Welcome! to my world. A world where my love of the organic purity of the Nature Kingdoms inspires personal whimsical art, Beauty and love of the Mother. In the Spirit of Anam Cara love.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Raw Thai Lettuce Wraps

Hello Everyone,

This post today comes from the Cafe part of Fairy Cafe and Gardens. I love foods from most parts of the world. I have traveled around the world and I myself have mixed blood and I love ethnic foods the best. Something about eating foods from all parts of the world which makes me feel like I have longer arms or bigger eyes or some preternatural advantage of some I've been opened up, like millions of petals, to such a diversity and variety that the entire concept of foods and eating has become an infinite source of choices which are limited only by my own imagination.....and we can't have that, can we! :D

Today I have a beautiful recipe, I did not conjure up, but soooo glad someone did, and it is a gorgeous raw version with NO sacrifice to taste, of the famous Thai Lettuce Wraps, which are usually made with pork, shrimp, or some meat, but it doesn't need it, and you won't miss it. Even my housemate can't stop saying ''love those flavors!" I made them again and I decided to also make a dipping sauce which it doesn't need, but I do love decadence. I made up my own using some basics, but I find it drowns out the flavors of the Wraps, so again it doesn't need it, but wow! Also I thought this would be a 'lite' dish, but it is quite filling. I have no cravings to eat for hours after only 3 of them....or is it 4 ? :D

But to begin with these I will keep it simple as it is in the video.

I love how easy they are, everything goes into one food processor, and all the ingredients are delicious. I added galangal, a perfumy type of Asian ginger, and some lemongrass because I grow it and these are common Thai flavors. But you can use whatever you have also. Like today I didn't have enough walnuts so I used pecans and it worked just fine. Next time I will use the sunflower seeds I have too.
The presentation of this dish is beautiful simply because of the bed of this meal being the fresh green of lettuces which are the wrap. You too can look like a chef!

The recipe is from Diana Stobo who is one of my latest inspirations, and this woman can make darn good foods and they are all raw, which means they are alive and health promoting.

Here is the recipe in this quick video from her:

Here are my pics of my own. These wraps also do well refrigerated and eaten the next day.....