Friday, 11 January 2013


“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” - Albert Schweitzer

A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons. Vegetarians usually eat dairy products and eggs. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products whatsoever. From antiquity, many philosophers have espoused the vegetarian diet: Plutarch, Hesiod, Horace, Plotinus, Buddha, and since then many other notable people (see the interesting Wikipedia list).

Here is a vegetarian pâté that is both wholesome and delicious.

Lentil pâté with nuts


3 cups diced carrots
1 and 1/2  cups cooked lentils
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chopped sage
1 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon of soy sauce
3/4 cups rolled oats, ground
3/4 cups pecan nuts or walnuts chopped finely
2 tablespoons of parsley
1/3 cup yoghurt
1/3 cup tahini (optional)
Olive oil
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper

Sauté in olive oil the onions and garlic until golden, and then stir in the oats and spices. Cook the carrots and blend with lentils and onions and garlic to make a purée.  Add the rest of ingredients and mix well. Put it into greased baking pan and bake it at 180ºC for 40 minutes. For best results, refrigerate overnight. Serve at room temperature or cold. Great on a sandwich.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. a vegetarian pate! this is quite interesting, and i'm sure delicious from the list of ingredients. thanks for sharing the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan.:p

  2. that looks tempting! lovely shot with those red tomatoes!
    have always wondered about the difference between them (vegan and vegetarian)...thanks for clearing it up! :)

    thanks, too, for sharing and linking over at Food Friday!
    have a great weekend!

  3. I am not a vegetarian or a vegan but that looks so delish...perfect to spread on the bread :-) Dropping by from Food Friday :-)

  4. ooh yum
    must try this one

  5. Back this time for Food Trip Friday from last week's entry :-) Looks healthy and perfect to eat :-)