purple pâté


noun \pä-ˈtā, pa-\
a spread of finely chopped or pureed seasoned meat vegetarian goodness

i've always been intrigued by the idea of pâté, sans the fact that it is made of meat.  so i decided to make my own - a sweet and savory spread.

what's in it:
1/3 c. kalamata olives (sans pits)
1/3 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/3 c. organic thompson raisins
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
what else you'll need:
a food processor
a jar to store it in
here's how to make it:
  1. blend the sunflower seeds until you get them as fine as you can
  2. add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until it looks all mixed in, stop at intervals to scrape the mixture



i ate my purple pate on toasted, sprouted wheat bread.  since it's sweet and savory it works for anytime of day.  it not only tastes good, it's got good stuff in it: antioxidants (raisins), vitamin b1, vitamin e, folate and important minerals (sunflower seeds), healthy fat (sunflower seeds, olives, olive oil).