I liked these better with lump crab meat, but canned was SO much cheaper, so I tried it out. Not bad! I tried a coconut crusted one too which was pretty good. but the curry was everyone's favorite. Next I want to try this recipe using canned salmon- if you do, let me know how it turns out in the comments. I'd love to hear about your experiments!
Makes 8 mini crab cakes
2 T sour cream
1/4-1/2 t Garam Masala (depending on your taste)
1/2 t curry powder
1 clove garlic
1/4 t sea salt (get the good stuff- tons of health benefits!)
1/2 c almond flour
8 oz crab meat (2 cans, drained)
4 T butter
Beat egg and sour cream together until well mixed. Stir in next 4 ingredients, then almond flour. Incorporate crab meat. Form into 8 mini patties or 4 larger ones. Chill for about an hour.
Fry in butter until golden brown on both sides. Drizzle any butter remaining in the pan on top of crab cakes (yum!). Serve with spicy mayo (mayo mixed with a little sriracha or hot sauce of choice.)
Makes 8 mini crab cakes
Nutrition info for 1 serving:
9.1 g fat
0.9 g carbs
0.4 g fiber
(0.5 g net carbs)
5.6 g protein
Make it a meal! Serve it with Portobello "Pizzas" (recipe coming soon) and roasted asparagus.
We've all been there- we have "good" diet days and "bad" diet days. I don't even mean "diet" in the sense of losing weight, I just mean whatever method of eating you're doing right now. It's ok! Try to get back on track, but don't beat yourself up over it.
This is where the idea of cheat meals comes in. Some people can implement a cheat meal periodically to help them stay on track. For some, though, that can derail them. The key is to know yourself and experiment.
Personally, I'm more of a binger. I need to stay very clean on my diet consistently for a long time and build up to a cheat day- or week! 2 weeks ago I had my binge week. I had a vodka seltzer, which snowballed into many bad food choices. One such choice was to eat an Oreo, something I haven't done in many years. Guess what? I found it to be disgusting. Truly gross. I realized how artificial it tasted and how terrible it made me feel - and as a result of this and the other things I ate (cereal! ack!) I caught a cold the following week. (Sugar lowers your immune system, making it more likely to catch whatever is going around.)
The take-away of this binge week was surprising. I am now firmer in my resolve to be healthy, since it reminded me how miserable it is to be sick. It also made me realize at a deeper level that I don't actually like the treats that I used to crave. This is huge for me! I'm not depriving myself, I'm enjoying myself even more by eating healthy and delicious real food.
Sometimes, you need to cheat in order to remember that your current diet is better than anything that used to be a treat. Don't beat yourself up over it. Learn from your experience, move on, and keep improving.
Life is about living, not depriving. Enjoy the journey!
I so appreciate how many of you have requested that I finish the recipe for the Creamy Mint Brownies! My challenge was getting it to taste as good as it looked, be very low carb for my keto lifestyle, and use no artificial sweetener. Here is the final product, having been kid and in-law approved.
So, during my first attempt at these brownies, I was running the food processor as I dropped the egg in. True to Stephanie style, I managed to drop the egg shell into the food processor, which immediately became incorporated into the batter. Delicious. Hey, at least it wasn't my finger for once!
So, into the garbage that went. And, having only about 6 oz of walnuts left, I had to improvise. But it turns out that pistachios worked just as well. Eventually, on my final try, I used pecans, which has the same low net carbs as walnuts and tasted almost identical.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
Please share your pictures, comments, wins, and fails- I'd love to see!