Sunflower Seed Dip

sunflower seed dip

serves: 4
cost per serving: $1.65

1 c. sunflower seed meal
3 tbs. home made tahini
1 blood orange
1 tbs. flax oil
3-4 tbs. persian lime olive oil
2 tsp. dulse flakes
2 tsp. bee pollen
cayenne
salt
pepper

take sunflower seed meal left over from making sunflower seed milk. put in a food processor. add the juice and zest of the orange and remaining ingredients. blend together.

take sunflower seed meal left over from making sunflower seed milk. put in a food processor.

blood orange juice and zest

home made tahini (see note below)

stonehouse persian lime olive oil

dulse, cayenne, flax seed oil, salt, pepper

top with bee pollen and lime oil

nutritional value:

sunflower seeds:
nourishes the entire body, supplying it with many elements needed for growth and repair. a rich source of protein, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and the B complex vitamins. contains pectin which binds radioactive residues and removes them from the body. good for the teeth.

sesame seeds:
high in vitamin E. contains lignans which have remarkable antioxidant effects. inhibits the absorption of cholesterol from the diet and the manufacturing of cholesterol in the liver.

orange:
daily consumption will aid in toning and purifying the entire system. aids in digestion. the zest helps relieve intestinal gas, pain, swelling, and constipation. it also aids in  decongesting the lungs.

flax seed oil:
enriches the blood. strengthens the nerves. stimulates respiratory system. improves digestion. good source of omega-3 fatty acids. soothes the intestinal wall. inhibits tumor production. helps to maintain the integrity of cell walls.

olive oil:
easily digested, imparts a generally soothing and healing influence to the digestive tract. beneficial for the gallbladder and liver. strengthens and develops body tissue and bones. a general tonic for the nerves.

dulse:
one of the more palatable seaweeds. highly alkaline. good source of iron. contains high quantities of iodine and manganese, which activate enzyme systems.

bee pollen:
rejuvenates the body. stimulates organs and glands. enhances vitality and potentially brings about a longer life span. contains a wide spectrum of vitamins, hormones, and carbohydrates. has 22 amino acids, 27 mineral salts, thousands of enzymes and coenzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids. one of the few vegetable sources rich in vitamin B12. increases capillary strength. for women alleviates menstrual pain and restores regularity. contains gonadotropic hormone which stimulates the sex-gland.

cayenne:
the purest and most certain stimulant, produces a natural warmth and improves circulation. aids in digestion. has a cleansing action upon the large intestine and sweat glands. good for depression.

salt:
rids the body of carbon dioxide. aids in digestion. balances body’s acid-alkaline level. stimulates the liver. critical for preserving the serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. vital for sleep regulation and bone structure.

pepper:
aids in digestion and relieves gas. anti-inflammatory. protects the liver. antioxidant and antibacterial.

notes:
This dip is an excellent way to not waste something. Dips, generally are very versatile and are good to have on hand to make simple meals taste much better. For example, this dip can be used instead of mayonnaise in a tuna sandwich, you can add a little more oil, vinegar, herbs, and/or citrus juice to turn this into a salad dressing, and it’s great on it’s own with some vegetables or chips.
Home made tahini is very easy to make. Just toast sesame seeds at 350℉ until they are golden brown (this step may be omitted if you want to make raw tahini, just know that toasting brings out a really nice flavor) and blend in a food processor with enough olive oil to get the desired consistency.

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