Crab Cakes – Veggie Style!

This dish tastes like summer!  To be honest, I don’t remember what crab tastes like but I made these for a guest and she didn’t know they were veggie until I told her. The secret ingredient is hearts of palm which mimics the texture of crab. Add a little sea kelp seasoning to the mix and viola! Mock-crab cakes. I also added a few pieces of artichoke for additional texture, and I just happen to like artichokes. Gluten-free breadcrumbs work well for the coating on these little cakes. A side salad makes this a light summer meal. I’ll be making this one again!

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Pasta Primavera

I’m excited about spring and nothing communicates my moods better than food. I’m gradually shifting from heavy-winter-comfort-food to light-fresh-healthy meals. This dish was heavy on the veggies and light on the noodles. Light cream, a dab of tomato paste, and veggie stock from the sautéed mushrooms made a light earthy flavored sauce. Plenty of fresh and dried herbs finished it off. Delizioso!

 

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