Zucchini Cakes

zucchini cakes

Try this unique side- crispy pan-fried zucchini cakes. The recipe calls for matzo meal but you could make with other option.


1 medium zucchini, grated

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 dates, pitted & diced
1 egg

1/3 cup matzo meal (or almond meal or panko)

1/4 cup mayo

1/2 Tbsp sherry vinegar

Lay grated zucchini between paper towels &  press to release liquid. In large bowl combine all ingredients. Season with salt & pepper. Let rest 5 minutes. Then form into 6 patties. In medium non-stick pan heat 2 tsp olive oil on medium-high. Cook cakes 3-4 minutes each side.

Serve with side of sauce.

*recipe courtesy of Blue Apron

Spaghetti Squash with mushrooms and “cheese”

I have a new favorite dinner for Meatless Monday! – Spaghetti Squash with mushrooms and  “cheese”. Tastes like an alfredo pasta dish but healthier. Roasted squash with vegan homemade cheese sauce and sautéed mushrooms. Not a simple dish but worth the effort. *adapted from Natalie Jill’s 7 day Jumpstart


1 large spaghetti squash
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

1 medium carrot, peeled and diced

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup raw cashew

1/3 cup raw macadamia nuts

1/4 cup hemp seeds, hulled

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)

2 cloves garlic

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 cups shiitake mushrooms, stems removed & sliced
2 cups portobello mushrooms, stem removed & cut in quarters


*Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place face down in baking dish with 1/2″ water.  Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
*In medium pot combine potatoes and carrot with water. Bring to a boil then simmer with lid for about 10 minutes. Drain veggies but keep 1 cup liquid.
*In a blender place  veggies, reserved liquid, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, spices, lemon juice and garlic. Blend until smooth.
*In medium skillet saute mushrooms with olive oil.

*Use a fork to get flesh out of squash. Divide into 4 servings. Cover with “cheese” and top with mushrooms.
(can freeze leftover sauce)