Recipes & Cooking

From The Parchment Paper: Seeds The Day

by The Culinistas

There is no more of a starter than a seed. Whether a dip to start a cocktail party, a healthy bread to start the day, or a fresh green salad to start a meal, here are our top five most popular dishes that feature a seed, as ordered by our clients. 

California Dip & Crudités

We blend dill with pumpkin seeds in an infused oregano-garlic oil to make this bright green crowd pleaser. Pumpkin seeds are full of vitamin K, magnesium, iron, and antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation.

Roasted Carrot Dip & Crudités

Our roasted carrot dip relies on cashews and sesame seeds to bring a nutty sweetness to this silky smooth dip. Cumin & cayenne give it a rounded depth of flavor.

Leafy Greens with Radishes

This dish is spring x spring x spring with radishes two ways — raw and roasted — plus supple butter lettuce. Sunflower seeds show up honey roasted, providing an ideal crunch.

Banana Health Bread

This bread is double-seeded with a fresh-made sunflower butter that gives our bread a denseness that will satisfy any craving plus flax seeds for a dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

Berry Bowl

Not your average fruit salad to start a morning or enjoy for dessert! Our bowl of berry gems includes cherries, blackberries, and raspberries with  torn mint, a little citrus zest and a sprinkling of poppy seeds. They are described in ancient Egyptian texts as a sedative. Starter meds, anyone?

A special thanks to Sylvie Rosokoff for the beautiful photograph.