Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Will Run For Sunflower Spread

sunflower spread

lap goats


honey combs


It doesn't get much better than a weekend at the pie bird and the sudbury rocks half-marathon

If lap goats, garden tours, composting toilets, tea rooms, fireplaces, delicious vegan meals, lovage and two of the loveliest people you will ever meet are your idea of a good time you will love the Piebird located in Nipissing Village as much as I do.

If spandex, sports beans, fuel belts, race bibs, running shoes and 21km with PB are your idea of a good time you'll love the Sudbury Rocks Half Marathon as much as I do.

After eating a delicious sunflower pate at the Piebird I thought that it was time to make my own.  It was a great excuse to try out some of the lovage that Sherry & Yan gave to us and to eat some capers (it turns out that we only have 3 jars in the refrigerator).  While my spread is nothing like the delicious sunflower spread that Sherry makes I was pretty impressed.

Sunflower Spread

1 cup raw sunflower seeds soaked overnight & drained
1/4 cup pepitas (or additional sunflower seeds) soaked overnight & drained
juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp Bragg (high quality soya sauce may also work)
1 T + 1 tsp lovage (finely chopped celery will also work)
1 T capers
1/4 C finely chopped onion

In a blender combine soaked and drained sunflower seeds, pepitas, lemon juice, bragg, lovage, and onions.  Blend until desired consistency is reached.  Add capers and stir until combined.  If you're feeling patient allow to stand covered in the refrigerator for several hours or if you are like me eat it as soon as possible with as many vegetables as possible.


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