04 September, 2015

Vegetarian Patè


Vegetarian Paté

Back home after vacation...Don't you always feel like you need to recharge the batteries at the end of a vacation? I do. That feeling that you got home more tired physically than when you started. But it feels good to be back home again. Back to my routines...at least until they become "heavy". But small things, like baking a loaf of fresh bread, cooking a simple meal can be gratifying really, after three weeks during which you feel you kept eating and yet never had a decent meal...few exceptions granted.

What do you say we start with a new recipe? Something different? Don't worry, I'm not trying to convince you to start a new diet or switch to a new life style.
Simply because I myself am not cut for dieting. Most diets give me creeps. I like to eat everything. Noone's excluded.
Paleo will never work for me. Gluten-free because it's fashionable and not because you must follow it for actual problem you are suffering from. No carbs. No/Low fat. No meat. No dairy. No nothing.
Hey, life's too short. But it doesn't mean you have to waste it eating crap food. Just eat everything but be intelligent.
For me diet includes all of these and none of them exclusively. Because I'm lucky and don't suffer from any food related alergies. Because I don't suffer from any serious desease. And because I believe the only correct way of feeding our body is to eat everything, alternating different food and styles.
And that may include all of the "exclusive" categories. Sometimes my meal is vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free, carb-free, dairy-free but I don't make much fuss about it.
I categorize food as "I like it" and "I don't like it".
The one I've given least thought so far is raw food. I've actually never even remotely given a thought to following raw food diet. And yet I was immediately drawn to this recipe. Probably out of pure curiosity and because I liked the ingredients list.
My instinct doesn't always pay off, but this time it did.
It's not something everybody will fall in with. It's particular. But it's worth giving a go. If nothing else because it's healthy and different from what most of us eat every day. Because change from time to time is a good thing.
Of course, if I were following a raw diet strictly I wouldn't have served it with a slice of bread...but that's where all that I previously said comes in. I'm me. And I don't exclude anyone or anything. I take pieces and put a puzzle together even when pieces seemingly don't fit together ;)


Vegetarian Paté



Vegetarian Paté

* 100 g sunflower seeds
* 40 g ground sesame seeds
*75 g carrot, finely chopped
* 15 g purple onion, finely chopped
* 2 TBspoons chopped parsley
* 1 clove of garlic
* 1 TBspoon powdered yeast extract
* 2 TBspoons apple vinegar
* 1 TBspoon lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon powdered coriander seeds
* 3-5 TBspoons extra virgin olive oil
* salt

 Soak the sunflower seeds in water for 8 hours.
Drain them and put in a food processor together with all other ingredients except the yeast extract and the sesame seeds.
Work everything into a smooth paste. Start with 3 TBspoons of oil, and if necessary, if the mixture's too dry and difficult to pureé add some more.
Add the yeast extract and the ground sesame seeds and work the mixture for 1 more minute.
If you are not eating it immediately, store in the fridge, in a glass jar, for up to 5 days.





Paté vegetale

* 100 g di semi di girasole
* 40 g di semi di sesamo macinati
*75 g di carota, tritata
* 15 g di cipolla rossa, tritata
* 2 cucchiai di prezzemolo tritato
* 1 spicchio d'aglio
* 1 cucchiaio di lievito alimentare in polvere
* 2 cucchiai di aceto di mele
* 1 cucchiaio di succo di limone
* 1 cucchiaino di coriandolo in polvere
* 3-5 cucchiai di olio extravergine d'oliva
* sale

Mettete in ammollo i semi di girasole per 8 ore. Scolateli e trasferiteli nel mixer con tutti gli ingredienti tranne il lievito e semi di sesamo.
Frullate il tutto fino a ottenere un composto liscio (inizialmente mettete 3 cucchiai di olio e se necessario, se il composto risulta troppo asciutto e difficile da frullare, aggiungetene altro).
Aggiungete il lievito e semi di sesamo macinati e lavorate il composto ancora per 1 minuto.
Se non lo usate subito, conservatelo in un vasetto in frigorifero fino a 5 giorni.





Vege pašteta

* 100 g sjemenki suncokreta
* 40 g mljevenih sjemenki sezama
*75 g svježe mrkve, sitno nasjeckane
* 15 g ljubičastog luka, sitno nasjeckanog
* 2 žlice nasjeckanog lista peršina
* 1 češanj bijelog luka
* 1 žlica prehrambenog kvasca u prahu
* 2 žlice jabučnog octa
* 1 žlica soka limuna
* 1 žličica korijandera u prahu
* 3-5 žlica ekstradjevičanskog maslinovog ulja
* sol

Namočite sjemenke suncokreta u vodi 8 sati.
Ocijedite ih i stavite u električnu sjeckalicu sa svim ostalim sastojcima osim kvasca i sjemenki sezama.
Izmiksajte u glatku smjesu. Na početku dodajte 3 žlice ulja, pa po potrebi (ako je smjesa previše suha i imate poteškoća u miksanju, dodajte još malo).
Dodajte kvasac i mljevene sjemenke sezama i opet miksajte 1 minutu.
Ako paštetu ne pojedete odmah, čuvajte je u staklenki u hladnjaku do 5 dana.


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4 comments:

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    1. Ne radi se o pekarskom kvascu tj. aktivnom pivskom kvascu, već o deaktiviranom kvascu koji se u prehrani koristi kao integrator. Najviše kao izvor vitamina B skupine

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  2. Odličan recept! Baš sam u potrazi za vege paštetama. :)

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  3. I so agree with everything you have just said! I too am lucky not to suffer from food allergies but I like to feed my body with good food. I enjoy a slice of cake or tart as I do a beautiful salad, a nourishing broth, great seed bread...everything in moderation. This is interesting. I too haven't thought of raw food but this looks good and doable!

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