Super-Food Recipe: Sicilian Sardine Patè

WATCH THE VIDEO or read below

Sardines are probably one of the healthiest, cheapest and most under-rated superfoods on the planet. Packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, they are essential for great skin and hair and reducing inflammation in the body. Interestingly, studies have also shown Omega-3 fats are able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well.

I invented this recipe while on holiday in Sicily, and it is definitley not a traditional Sicilian recipe but does use classic Sicilian flavours and ingredients – and doesn’t taste too fishy!!

INGREDIENTS

2 cans of sardines in olive oil or brine (**with bones in for extra calcium)

1 garlic clove finely chopped (half or less if you do not like a lot of garlic)

1/2 red onion finely chopped

2 tsp capers

6 black olives

4 sun dried tomatoes

1 chopped fresh tomato

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

 

METHOD

Simply whizz it all up in a blender or food processor! I like to eat it with fresh crudites or wrapped in lettuce leaves, but it is also delish with your favourite (gluten-free!) cracker.

So in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you – is this a recipe you are going to try? Do you eat sardines regularly or at all? (And what did you think of Toni’s little cameo in the video?? 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Super-Food Recipe: Sicilian Sardine Patè

  1. Thankyou for the entertaining video and new healhy recipe…I will definately make dip this weekend, for a dinner party. I am not a great lover of sardines but am willing to try and hoping
    discover a new love…Just loved Toni’s little cameo at the end of video…quite the actor… Cheers Ellen

    • Thanks Ellen! Let me know if you like it! And glad you liked Toni’s little cameo, I shared your comment with him and he was most chuffed lol…

  2. Hi Sharee,
    Thankyou so much for all of the work you do, im always so excited when i see a new email from you because you post such great content that has been really helpful to me so thankyou so much 🙂 I was just wondering if you have ever though about eating plant based. I have recently gone vegan and feel it has been the best decision i have made on my journey, i believe it is a massive part of living a spiritual life when we realise that what is on our plate is a living sentient being that wants to live. We can get all the nutrients we needs from mother nature as intended. There are so many studies to prove this and so many greay websites/doco’s etc. Just a thought.
    Much Love
    Amber xo

    • Hi Amber, thanks for your lovely reply! In answer to your question re: veganism, I really understand where you are coming from, I was a strict vegetarian for more than 15 years, and I commend you for your compassion and activism around living a plant-based life. And I am also aware of many studies around plant-based nutrition, but believe me, with more than 16 years of experience in clinical nutrition I have come to realise there are studies to support almost every theory out there and it can get really confusing! As a naturopath, my job is to try to provide the best information I can for people struggling with health issues and this means I have to rely on what I have seen work in clinical practice with a wide range of diseases and bodies and I must also meet people where they are at in their lives too. Where I am at now in my journey as a therapist and eternal student, I believe a low GI, low grain, anti-inflammatory diet that includes moderate good-quality animal products is the most healthy for most people in this modern-day and age. One thing I have learned is to be flexible in my thinking though, and I advise people to steer clear of overly-dogmatic nutrition gurus who are scared to look at science or change their views even if they find their diets are no longer working for them or their patients. So who knows, as the science evolves or if I feel called to spiritually, I may one day return to a plant-based lifestyle. Either way, I certainly agree that ethics is really important when we source our food: whether one eats meat or not, I think all of us must look into where our food comes from and how we can make the most humane choices possible: whether that is choosing to forgo farm-raised fish or imported bananas! I hope you understand where I am coming from and continue to enjoy what I put out if it resonates with you and leave aside what doesn’t. Namaste, Sharee 🙂

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Super-Food Recipe: Sicilian Sardine Patè

WATCH THE VIDEO or read below

Sardines are probably one of the healthiest, cheapest and most under-rated superfoods on the planet. Packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, they are essential for great skin and hair and reducing inflammation in the body. Interestingly, studies have also shown Omega-3 fats are able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well.

I invented this recipe while on holiday in Sicily, and it is definitley not a traditional Sicilian recipe but does use classic Sicilian flavours and ingredients – and doesn’t taste too fishy!!

INGREDIENTS

2 cans of sardines in olive oil or brine (**with bones in for extra calcium)

1 garlic clove finely chopped (half or less if you do not like a lot of garlic)

1/2 red onion finely chopped

2 tsp capers

6 black olives

4 sun dried tomatoes

1 chopped fresh tomato

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

 

METHOD

Simply whizz it all up in a blender or food processor! I like to eat it with fresh crudites or wrapped in lettuce leaves, but it is also delish with your favourite (gluten-free!) cracker.

So in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you – is this a recipe you are going to try? Do you eat sardines regularly or at all? (And what did you think of Toni’s little cameo in the video?? 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

4 Responses to Super-Food Recipe: Sicilian Sardine Patè

  1. Thankyou for the entertaining video and new healhy recipe…I will definately make dip this weekend, for a dinner party. I am not a great lover of sardines but am willing to try and hoping
    discover a new love…Just loved Toni’s little cameo at the end of video…quite the actor… Cheers Ellen

    • Thanks Ellen! Let me know if you like it! And glad you liked Toni’s little cameo, I shared your comment with him and he was most chuffed lol…

  2. Hi Sharee,
    Thankyou so much for all of the work you do, im always so excited when i see a new email from you because you post such great content that has been really helpful to me so thankyou so much 🙂 I was just wondering if you have ever though about eating plant based. I have recently gone vegan and feel it has been the best decision i have made on my journey, i believe it is a massive part of living a spiritual life when we realise that what is on our plate is a living sentient being that wants to live. We can get all the nutrients we needs from mother nature as intended. There are so many studies to prove this and so many greay websites/doco’s etc. Just a thought.
    Much Love
    Amber xo

    • Hi Amber, thanks for your lovely reply! In answer to your question re: veganism, I really understand where you are coming from, I was a strict vegetarian for more than 15 years, and I commend you for your compassion and activism around living a plant-based life. And I am also aware of many studies around plant-based nutrition, but believe me, with more than 16 years of experience in clinical nutrition I have come to realise there are studies to support almost every theory out there and it can get really confusing! As a naturopath, my job is to try to provide the best information I can for people struggling with health issues and this means I have to rely on what I have seen work in clinical practice with a wide range of diseases and bodies and I must also meet people where they are at in their lives too. Where I am at now in my journey as a therapist and eternal student, I believe a low GI, low grain, anti-inflammatory diet that includes moderate good-quality animal products is the most healthy for most people in this modern-day and age. One thing I have learned is to be flexible in my thinking though, and I advise people to steer clear of overly-dogmatic nutrition gurus who are scared to look at science or change their views even if they find their diets are no longer working for them or their patients. So who knows, as the science evolves or if I feel called to spiritually, I may one day return to a plant-based lifestyle. Either way, I certainly agree that ethics is really important when we source our food: whether one eats meat or not, I think all of us must look into where our food comes from and how we can make the most humane choices possible: whether that is choosing to forgo farm-raised fish or imported bananas! I hope you understand where I am coming from and continue to enjoy what I put out if it resonates with you and leave aside what doesn’t. Namaste, Sharee 🙂

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Copyright 2016 All Rights Reserved

Super-Food Recipe: Sicilian Sardine Patè

WATCH THE VIDEO or read below

Sardines are probably one of the healthiest, cheapest and most under-rated superfoods on the planet. Packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, they are essential for great skin and hair and reducing inflammation in the body. Interestingly, studies have also shown Omega-3 fats are able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well.

I invented this recipe while on holiday in Sicily, and it is definitley not a traditional Sicilian recipe but does use classic Sicilian flavours and ingredients – and doesn’t taste too fishy!!

INGREDIENTS

2 cans of sardines in olive oil or brine (**with bones in for extra calcium)

1 garlic clove finely chopped (half or less if you do not like a lot of garlic)

1/2 red onion finely chopped

2 tsp capers

6 black olives

4 sun dried tomatoes

1 chopped fresh tomato

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

 

METHOD

Simply whizz it all up in a blender or food processor! I like to eat it with fresh crudites or wrapped in lettuce leaves, but it is also delish with your favourite (gluten-free!) cracker.

So in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you – is this a recipe you are going to try? Do you eat sardines regularly or at all? (And what did you think of Toni’s little cameo in the video?? 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

4 Responses to Super-Food Recipe: Sicilian Sardine Patè

  1. Thankyou for the entertaining video and new healhy recipe…I will definately make dip this weekend, for a dinner party. I am not a great lover of sardines but am willing to try and hoping
    discover a new love…Just loved Toni’s little cameo at the end of video…quite the actor… Cheers Ellen

    • Thanks Ellen! Let me know if you like it! And glad you liked Toni’s little cameo, I shared your comment with him and he was most chuffed lol…

  2. Hi Sharee,
    Thankyou so much for all of the work you do, im always so excited when i see a new email from you because you post such great content that has been really helpful to me so thankyou so much 🙂 I was just wondering if you have ever though about eating plant based. I have recently gone vegan and feel it has been the best decision i have made on my journey, i believe it is a massive part of living a spiritual life when we realise that what is on our plate is a living sentient being that wants to live. We can get all the nutrients we needs from mother nature as intended. There are so many studies to prove this and so many greay websites/doco’s etc. Just a thought.
    Much Love
    Amber xo

    • Hi Amber, thanks for your lovely reply! In answer to your question re: veganism, I really understand where you are coming from, I was a strict vegetarian for more than 15 years, and I commend you for your compassion and activism around living a plant-based life. And I am also aware of many studies around plant-based nutrition, but believe me, with more than 16 years of experience in clinical nutrition I have come to realise there are studies to support almost every theory out there and it can get really confusing! As a naturopath, my job is to try to provide the best information I can for people struggling with health issues and this means I have to rely on what I have seen work in clinical practice with a wide range of diseases and bodies and I must also meet people where they are at in their lives too. Where I am at now in my journey as a therapist and eternal student, I believe a low GI, low grain, anti-inflammatory diet that includes moderate good-quality animal products is the most healthy for most people in this modern-day and age. One thing I have learned is to be flexible in my thinking though, and I advise people to steer clear of overly-dogmatic nutrition gurus who are scared to look at science or change their views even if they find their diets are no longer working for them or their patients. So who knows, as the science evolves or if I feel called to spiritually, I may one day return to a plant-based lifestyle. Either way, I certainly agree that ethics is really important when we source our food: whether one eats meat or not, I think all of us must look into where our food comes from and how we can make the most humane choices possible: whether that is choosing to forgo farm-raised fish or imported bananas! I hope you understand where I am coming from and continue to enjoy what I put out if it resonates with you and leave aside what doesn’t. Namaste, Sharee 🙂

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