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Mock Tuna Salad

Mock Tuna Salad


1 cup               sunflower seeds, soaked 4 hours and rinsed

¼ cup              water

½ cup              almonds, soaked 4 hours, peeled (if you prefer) and rinsed

½ cup              walnuts, soaked 2 hours, and rinsed

¼ cup              red onion, finely chopped, or more to taste

1 cup               celery, chopped

2 tbsp.             fresh parsley, finely chopped, (or 2 teaspoons dried)

2 tbsp.             lemon juice

1 tsp.               Celtic sea salt

1 tbsp.             Aminos, to taste, (I use the raw coconut aminos)

In a separate bowl, place the onion, celery, lemon juice, aminos, parsley and salt; mix well, set aside.

Process the sunflower seeds in a food processor, add water.  Mix well and transfer the mixture to a large bowl.

Place almonds and walnuts in food processor.  Chop to desired texture.  Transfer to the mixing bowl.

Mix nuts and seeds well.  Add the onion mixture and mix well.

Store in sealed container; keeps 5 to 7 days.

~ Serve a couple of different ways:

Roll in Bibb lettuce.

Chop lettuce and place mock tuna mixture on top.

Use as a pate.

Nine Green Powered Foods to Add to Your Diet

Nine Green Powered Foods to Add to Your Diet
1. Alfalfa:  is a member of the pea family mostly grown as cattle forage.  Nutritional properties: Alfalfa contains protein, chlorophyll, iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus, along with  number of vitamins; long used as a blood purifier and anti-ulcer remedy; acts as a mild laxative and diuretic.
2. Seaweed:  includes many marine plants, including dulse, kelp and rockweed.  Nutritional properties: Seaweed contains iodine, a mineral crucial for a healthy thyroid (the body’s master energy controller), and it is also rich in protein and minerals.
3. The Brassica Family:  include broccoli and its cousins cabbage, kale, collard greens, and more.  Nutritional properties: Brassicas contain cancer-fighting substances known as indoles; members of the family provide various nutrients, including vitamins C and K, iron and zinc.
4. Spinach: is a common leafy green.  Nutritional properties:  best known for its iron content (thanks, Popeye), spinach contains other minerals, vitamins A, C, E and K, several B vitamins and lutein, which supports eye health.
5. Barley Grass: is the early vegetative growth phase of a common cereal grain.  Nutritional properties:  Barley Grass contains vitamins B12, C and E, along with minerals and enzymes; it helps fight inflammation.
6. Sprouts: are seeds, such as chickpeas, rice grains, mung beans and alfalfa, that have been germinated. Nutritional properties:  Sprouts are a rich source of protein (including essential amino acids), numerous vitamins, fiber and plant enzymes.
7. Wheatgrass: like barley grass, is a cereal grain in an early growth phase.  Nutritional properties:  Wheatgrass supplies abundant chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes and is used as a blood tonic.
8. Chlorella in a single-celled green algae.  Nutritional properties: long used as a blood cleanser, chlorella has been found to help the body break down toxins while boosting immune function.
9. Spirulina: is a type of blue-green algae.  Nutritional properties:  Spirulina supplies complete protein along with essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, numerous minerals and Vitamins B, C, D and E; frequently used as an energy booster.