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Villa Linguine: Holiday Vegan Clam Sauce

During my childhood, our family Christmas dinner was seafood served with pasta, vegetables, and a green salad.  Now that I no longer eat sea creatures, I found a great substitute by using mushrooms.  See what you think.

VEGAN CLAM SAUCE OVER LINGUINE

OYSTER MUSHROOMS

1 Lb. cooked whole wheat linguine
• 2 to 3 Tablespoons dry arame
• 3 Tablespoons olive oil
• 4 Cloves garlic sliced thin
• 3 Cups sliced mushrooms: Alii Oyster Mushrooms, or Shiitake Mushrooms.*
• 1/4 Cup white wine
•  Juice of one-half fresh lemon
• 1  1/2 Cups unsweetened rice or soy milk
• 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
• 2 Tablespoons olive oil
• Chili pepper flakes to taste
• Chopped fresh Italian parsley
• 2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts Read the rest of this entry