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:
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.
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR SEEDS. DO NOT PAINT YOUR NAILS OR TAKE A PHONE CALL.
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.