Emma’s seeds


Below is a picture of my friend Emma. She and I have explored food together in many different ways; picking fruit, going to new and exciting restaurants, attending cookery workshops, sharing cookbooks, and joyously cooking for each other’s families. This posting is written by her as this recipe is from her kitchen. Its such a simple idea which adds a lovely touch to a salad or eaten simply as a snack. She refers to me as HP (High Priestess) and herself as STS (Sun Temple Sinner) Her writing is very cheeky, but we love her anyway.


 A contribution from one of the fustier corners of the Temple ….

We all do our best to live the Sun Temple way, eat healthy, shop local, make the High Priestess (HP) proud of us. Sun Temple Sinner tries hard, but sometimes needs a little help, and cheats a bit too…. Here’s her first offering for the sacrificial altar: nothing too radical, don’t want to rock the Temple or enrage the HP.

Throw these little babies onto anything and you get an instant warm glow of healthy self-righteousness. Whatever’s underneath may not adhere to HP’s principles but, WOW, look at those Omegas nestling on the top. Scatter them over every salad, stir fry, risotto, soup, macaroni cheese, pizza, ice cream ………


STS has tried hard to recreate the caribbean vibe in this ingredients shot:

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Don’t eat the plant, its probably poisonous.

300 g Seeds

1 tbsp soy sauce

…. er that’s it.

Now, if you are the HP, you carefully source a variety of seeds from trusted local sources, blending them for optimal health. STS pops down to the local supermarket where there are packets helpfully labelled ‘Breakfast seed mix’, ‘salad seed mix’, and, joy of joys, ‘Omega Sprinkle’. A no brainer really. The packet says ‘pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, linseed and golden linseed’. That’ll do nicely. Soy sauce was low salt because the HP is watching …..


Heat the frying pan up and when it’s ready tip in as many seeds as you can fit in a single layer.

Instead, stir them round constantly, thinking healthy thoughts. Some of the seeds will get excited after a while, explode with joy, and try to escape. Have fun trying to keep them in the pan and picking them off the floor whilst still stirring.
After about a minute, they will start to tan. You don’t want them burnt, because that is unhealthy, just a golden glow. Turn the heat off and immediately shake in the soy sauce. Keep stirring so all your babies get a lovely bit of yummy soy sauce. For some reason they like to clump together during this process, just move them on.

When they are cool, pop them in an airtight jar and hide them, otherwise they get snacked on by beer swilling sinners.

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  • Reply
    Sally Plimmer
    June 18, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Darling Emma does indeed have a way with words…….. brill idea to be followed by mere mortals with no abbreviations……

  • Reply
    Michele McIntosh
    June 18, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Love this post! Food for the body and humour for the soul!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Holistic stuff this Sun Temple

  • Reply
    jackie atkinson
    June 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Thanks for my morning chuckle! Hope HP brings back STS regularly!

  • Reply
    Danielle Bergasse
    June 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

    LOL, love it! Does Emma get her very own STF spatula or something now?

    • Reply
      June 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

      I’ve just taken a loaf of “Defintely NOT bread” out of the oven with her name on it. Does that qualify?

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    Anne Bergasse
    June 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Love the post, especially the humor. You all live where there is plenty of pre-designed health food packs. Need ingredient lists for those of us living in countries (Japan) where bags of ‘omega sprinkle’ seed mixes do not exist. Soy sauce in various configurations, however, we have tons of. STSJ Sun Temple Sinner in Japan….;-)

    • Reply
      June 19, 2014 at 3:23 am

      Thanks Anne. I really appreciate the comments. The post does in fact list the types of seeds, but not the quantity of each. This recipe doesn’t need stick adherence, so just mix up a batch and try it. Can you get pumpkin seeds, sunflower, linseed, golden linseed etc?

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