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Delicious Raw Vegan Pate

Updated on September 19, 2013

Raw Vegan Pate

If you recently chose the raw vegan lifestyle, you might be struggling with cravings. Many people experience this when they migrate from consuming a S A D (Standard American Diet) to a raw vegan diet, or living foods lifestyle. The two are pretty much chalk and cheese, raw living food focuses on organic, fresh, uncooked, unprocessed foods. However, the Standard American Diet includes preservatives, processed foods and conventionally grown foods.

It can be very easy jump on the raw food band wagon, and jump right back off it. Most people fail with this lifestyle because of the fact that they are unaware of how to prepare certain foods. They also crave foods they used to consume in their old way of life. This article will provide two scrumptious raw vegan pate recipes that are easy to prepare and packed full of goodness. The raw food lifestyle need not be difficult, it can be just as easy as you want it to be.


Cashew Almond Pate

Cashew almond pate is a delicious alternative to the standard meat pates. It is quick and easy to make, and it tastes delicious with crackers, crisp bread and as a side dish.


Quick Cashew Facts


Cashew nuts originate in Brazil,they are high in natural fats and low in cholesterol. They are also a good source of protein, magnesium, phosphorous and trace minerals.



Cashew Almond Pate Recipe

  • Serves 4

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1/4 cup soaked almonds or almond butter
  • 1/4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Method

There is no real method to making this particular pate. All you have to do is, put all the ingredients in a food processor. Proces until smooth and creamy.




Mushroom Pate

This particular recipe is another tasty raw vegan treat. However, there are more ingredients and this also includes nama shoyu, which contains soy. Therefore, if you are trying to cut soy out of your diet you can just include sea salt and other seasonings to taste.


Ingredients

Serves 4


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup crimini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons nama shoyu
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder

Method

Soak the almonds in water for 12 hours. Soak the black sesame seeds in water for about half an hour to an hour. Drain and rinse.

Now process the almonds and sesame seeds in a food processor. When the nuts and sesame seeds are broken down, you can go ahead and add the other ingredients and process until smooth.


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    • intriguewriter profile imageAUTHOR

      intriguewriter 

      5 years ago from worldwide

      Thanks for the comment. As for the issue regarding " S A D" in England we do not really have a label for it, none that I can think of anyway. This is a really delicious recipe, let me know when you try it.

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      Cynthia 

      5 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      mmm... particularly like the looks of the cashew pate. Question: in Britain do they label the usual high fat-high sugar-highly processed diet "Standard American Diet" or is there another label there? Just curious. Most raw vegan recipes I come across are pretty Ameri-centric although many of the recipes are world-influenced. Anyhow, another recipe of yours that I will for sure try. I generally make "raw" (dehydrated) crackers when the zucchini come into their own-- they really lend themselves to that. Zucchini crackers would be super with the pates. Thanks!

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