Mushrooms are vital to your diet. They provide many health benefits. They are rich in fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, minerals and protein. Mushrooms are powerhouses that do so many things including: protects the heart, lowers the risk of cancer, boosts immune system, reduces high cholesterol, fights viruses, reduces inflammation, combats allergies, balances blood sugar levels and much more.
Nori Rolls with Seed, Nut and Mushroom Pate by Chef Joi
½ c Sunflower Seeds
½ c Pumpkin Seeds
½ c Almonds
½ c Mushrooms (type is your choice)
2 Carrots, medium size
1 Celery stalk
2 T Ginger, fresh
1 T Garlic, minced
2 t Sea Salt
4 T Olive Oil
1 ½ T Lemon Juice
¼ c Raisins
Process sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and almonds until they are broken down, but not into a powder. Add the remaining ingredients except the nori sheets. Process until well blended. Taste to be sure there is enough salt, ginger and garlic. Pour pate in a bowl and stir making sure that all ingredients are well distributed. Allow the pate to sit at least five minutes.
Moisten nori sheet by running under slow running water or placing sheet on top of wet towel and pressing. Once moistened, place the shiny side down on surface. Scoop the desired amount of pate and place ½” from one end of nori sheet. Lift the edge of the sheet and roll over the pate until the edge meets the sheet and pate is enclosed. Gently pull the sheet towards you making the roll tight. Continue to roll pulling it towards you to keep it tight. To seal the end, sprinkle a bit of water on edge and roll over. Place the roll in refrigerator with the seal edge face down. This will cause the roll to set making it easier to cut.
Check the roll after 30 minutes to see if it has set up or become stiffer. Take a sharp knife and cut apart with a sawing motion. Hold the roll gently as you cut. En-Joi