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Thursday, August 11, 2011

What's for lunch today?

Today is a full day. I need yummy food that can be prepared in a hurry, but I'm not feeling like a sweet smoothie and want something savoury and satisfying. Here's what I came up with:
YUMMY! The middle is a fresh green pepper from M's parent's garden that has been stuffed with my Seed Pate that I always keep ready made and on hand in the fridge (recipe follows). Surrounding the pepper masterpiece are Cucumber Bites, a favorite go-to of mine when I'm strapped for time (recipe follows). For my afternoon snack, I plan on enjoying the local seasonal fruits: peaches, golden plums and cherries! All were procured during a recent trip to the Niagara Falls area in which I scoured a few Farmer's Markets.

Fast doesn't have to mean unhealthy!

As promised, the recipes!

Seed Pate

1/2 cup sunflower seeds (soaked overnight)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (soaked overnight)
1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce (this is not raw)
5 sun dried tomatoes
1/2 clove garlic
1 tsp dulse flakes

You have to soak the raw seeds overnight to deactivate the enzyme inhibitors that prevent proper digestion. Blend in blender until smooth and spreadable. You will most likely have to scrape down the sides with a spatula in order to get all of it blended together. Spread inside a halved green bell pepper and enjoy!

Cucumber Bites

1 cucumber
1 to 2 avocados, cubed
1 to 2 tsp dulse flakes

Slice cucumber into discs (I removed the skin today, but you can also leave it on if the cucumber is organic). Place 1 to 2 cubes of avocado on top of the cucumber discs and sprinkle with the dulse flakes. I like to put a lot of dulse flakes on, but you may find you prefer less. Enjoy!

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