Eating Healthy Recipe for Dinner–dip or pate

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Healthy eating can be healthy living, good time management and money saving value too.  Who wants to be a slave in the kitchen or a magnet for dust to unused cookbooks? Here's a quick dip or pate that I created that can have multiple variations.  For the recipe you barely need to wear an apron or get dirty. Well, there are always the exceptions.  Is that you? I can be a messy "chef" even with an apron.  

Here's some pretty flowers to dress up your table with the recipe you will create.  How about these beauties?


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Are these really sunflowers? 

Let your imagination run wild as you do the basic dip or pate recipe, add a spice or two and come back to let us know what you did.  Be creative, be original and be you.  I call this recipe: 

The 1-2-3 Plus Sunny Dip – Carol Giambri

sunflower seeds

distilled water

lemon juice

Approximately 1 1/2 cups of soaked sunflower seeds, organic best, soaked for at least 30 minutes

Drain water

In blender:

add sunflower seeds

approximately 1/2 cup of water, increase if blending action is not happening

fresh lemon juice starting with 1/2 teaspoon–can increase at end.

salt (pinch optional)

Note: blend till smooth

For zing and spicy: pinch cayenne

Other variations: herbs or spices of your choice

Trick: make thin and it's a dip, thicker it's a pate.  Either way yum.


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Imagine on this salad your dip?


Or, try…


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Healthy recipes can be healthy eating and a healthy living. For me this is how I see eating healthy to look and taste: fabulous.

Reflection and Action

Plan to make this recipe within the next 7 days and let know  how it turned out.  Use your imagination for your taste buds.

What Did You Think of today's post?

Please share your thoughts in the comment area below.  Thank you!

Healthy living,

Carol Giambri

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Carol Giambri is an expert in back to basics healthy living, loves eating and writing on areas that impact healthy living.  From gardening, to worm composting, which is a new desire to learn more about, gardening, eating, aging, homemade cleaning products, eating edible weeds, coaching programs, speaking, writing, traveling, 2 time manufacturer, city transplant to the country living, writing copy (looking to expand her services), green/recycle talk, owning dogs for over 40 years and married almost that long, she brings together the joy of simply living to live.  She's your encourager too.  Carol plans to write several books on healthy living as well as a pet book where her heart still remains having seen so many go to heaven.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

michele July 21, 2011 at 5:00 am

Very Nice Carol. I'll have to give your recipe a try! Beautiful flower pic too!

denny hagel July 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

Wonderful ideas Carol! Thanks for sharing!

Susan McKenzie July 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

Your enthusiasm for raw food recipes is contagious, Carol… and especially in the heat of summer! Your recipe for pate sounds refreshing… and so easy! Thanks :)

Olga Hermans July 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Carol, you are too creative for me. I am nothing compared to you; I might be even very boring compared to you! Thanks!

Claudia Looi July 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Love that vegetable display and healthy recipe.

Elvie Look July 25, 2011 at 9:39 am

Thanks for the recipe. I can hardly wait to try it. Thanks Carol. Hugs

Carol Giambri July 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

Thanks Elvie. Hope you love it as much as I do as it has many possibilities. Hugs…

Carol Giambri July 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

Claudia, thanks. I go photo happy over flowers and fruit/veggies displays. Enjoy the recipe and use your own variations. Additionally recipe would make a great spread as pate on sandwich too.

Carol Giambri July 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Olga, I bet you are more original in your own way and just not seeing your brilliance. I can do most recipes with my eyes closed. It comes super natural to me. I use the farmer’s market guys as my “testers/tasters” and never get a nay. They probably just love anything that is fresh. They treat me super special. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Giambri July 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Denny, thanks tons for your compliment! Always glad to share!

Carol Giambri July 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks Michele. I always think of you when looking at flowers–you the gorgeous flower expert to the world. I can’t hold back from taking a Michele delight picture in mind. Last night got a little side tracked and meant to get you another special one. Tune in.

Beth Heilman August 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Sounds yummy Carol…and perfect for Summer. No cooking :-) Gonna give it a try.

Carol Giambri August 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Beth, I love fresh simple foods and the faster the better too. I love that 3 minute salads; a walk to sprouts I am making, many pickles coming out of the pickle jar before they are done and more. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Giambri August 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Claudia, I have a blast playing with my camera and creating recipes in a few minutes only.

Jimmy Hays Nelson August 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Carol- I am all about quick and easy recipes, but mine are NEVER that pretty!  Those area like tasty works of art!

Carol Giambri August 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Jimmy, thanks. Really just comes natural–no pressure. Right now if you were here as they could say got my first batch of kosher dill garlic homemade pickles doing their gig. Sitting on the counter and farmer market guys requests plus my they want my raw cheesecake. Now talking about cheesecake we are talking about powerhouse of nuts–too many you want to know about. I just play with foods and so far no recipes till I create the coaching program levels. Oh, your story is amazing. Can I say that again and again?

Rose Kirkland August 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Carol—you have a wealth of information in you.  I always love your pictures and photos–very creative. 

Carol Giambri August 21, 2011 at 12:19 am

Thank you Rose for your kind comment. It has been fun to develop my interest in picture taking. Also, I am having fun blogging on my niche and learning things as well. So far not stuck on what to write about.

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