Friday, February 17, 2012

Not Tuna Pate Nori Rolls and more..

Today was a fabulous Friday!! Beautiful weather, lots of outdoor activity and a delicious and nutritious lunch with Owen!! Today owen and I had our mommy and me montessori class, ventured to my organic market for our nourishment for the weekend and then off to visit a few potential summer camps for owen for the summer. We got to play on lots of playgrounds today during our visits and soak up the vitamin D from the sun!! i loved today's weather- a little crisp but sunny and bright.
today we made not-tune pate sushi rolls!! i love using any pate in nori rolls. Nori is a great substitute for people trying to get away from typical bread, its loaded with minerals and its delicious too. owen is a fabulous helper and we work on kitchen skills and cleaning up skills everyday.
Soaked and rinsed almonds and sunflower seeds.

Process nuts, seeds and a little water. Transfer processed nuts and seeds to other bowl.

owen helped to chop up all ingredients: celery, parsley, onion.

we added the other ingredients too: lemon juice, dill, sea salt, dulse.

owen worked on his measuring skills.

we mixed it all up in the bowl.

Now time for the fun!! time to make the nori rolls!!

spread pate on 1/2 of nori sheet.

add sunflower sprouts, alfalfa sprouts and raw fermented carrots.

owen munched on the fermented carrots while we created our nori rolls.

roll it up!!

how delicious does this look!!

owen loved every bite!!

next we decided to place some pate in a bowl and add sliced avocado and nutritional yeast and then place that on squares of nori and enjoy like a taco. this was my favorite way to eat the pate today!!

owen worked hard to get the pate mixture into the nori without it falling out. he did a great job!! he loves nutritional yeast so he covered each bite with loads of it!!

again, he enjoyed every bite!!

we sat together at the counter and chatted over our lunch. we talked about school and the work activities he did. we sang the "turtle" song which he can't stop singing. we talked about colors and numbers and sooooo much more!! finally, it was time to clean up. he loves to help me vaccuum.

here is the complete recipe for the pate:

1 ½ cups almonds, soaked for 24 hours, rinsed and drained
1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 4-6 hours, rinsed and drained
½ cup purified water, as needed
½ cup minced celery
½ cup minced red onion
½ cup minced parsley
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp kelp powder
1 ½ tsp fresh dill weed or 1 tsp dried
½ tsp salt

It was a fabulous afternoon with owen!! i love to take my time to prepare a meal, slowly eat it and enjoy the person (or people) i'm with. i'm grateful for moments like these!!


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