Spicy Hot Mixed Seed Pate

9 Jun
Mixed nuts

Mixed nuts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you Nuts?

No! Not you! I was making an enquiry into whether what I’m looking at is a seed or a nut!!!! Truly, I wouldn’t be so rude to you! Unless I really thought you may be eating  few too many!

How to Know your seeds from yours nuts!

Did you know that all nuts are seeds, but all seeds aren’t nuts?
Yep, it’s true. Botanically speaking, a nut is a dry fruit with a seed that’s encased in a hard, woody shell. While all nuts are seeds (the fruit is the seed — think pecans), not all seeds are nuts (the seed can be separated from the fruit and is not one in the same —think pumpkin seeds).

AND … did you know peanuts aren’t nuts at all?

Believe it or not, peanuts aren’t actually nuts at all; they don’t grow on trees! “Where do they grow then?” I hear you ask. Peanuts grow on low vines, forcing the shells into the ground so they’re actually legumes.

pumpkin seed pateIt looks quite humble and unassuming, doesn’t it? But this little, Spicy Hot Mixed Seed Pate dish packs a powerful regenerative punch.

One main reason I like to blend these seeds is to access all the essential fatty acids (EFAs) I need: omega-6 and omega 9  and omega-3 EFAs . Sesame seed is rich in omega-6 and 9 fatty acids but contains no omega-3 EFAs, it should be taken as part of an EFA balanced blend, my suggestion is to always at least sesame and flax seeds, whether using the whole seed or the oils.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 C mixed seeds and nuts, ground  (your choice of combination of flax, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower and walnut or almond)
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry power
  • 1 tsp jerk seasoning
  • 1 -2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 -1/2 scotch bonnet, minced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp miso, optional
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • water/coconut water, to desired consistency
Spicy Seed Pate Sushi

Spicy Seed Pate wrapped in Nori sheets

Method:

In a medium-sized bowl, add all ingredients in a bowl in order given and mix well. For a softer consistency gradually add small amounts of water.  Serve with wakame salad, alfalfa sprouts or wrapped in nori sheets!

Use as loaf, balls, pate or dip. The drier it is the easier it will be to slice or make into balls. The softer/ wetter it is may be used as dip or pate.

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