Mom was probably confused for a number of reasons when I asked her about the canned tuna "salad" she used to create. First, I don't eat animals and second I don't like mock meats (and she may have been confused because I asked for a recipe from her and she's not blessed in the kitchen). While its true that I don't care for mock meats, this is different that tofu crusted wheat gluten with seasoning. This is simple food, good food that would be great without coming up with a cute name for it and a cute way to prepare it. But cuteness is fun, right?
The mock tuna starts with a base of raw soaked nuts or seeds. I used a 1/3 cup of each walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds, but all of one of the above would be okay. To get a pink-ish color I added in one cup of carrots and processed with celery seeds, lemon juice, and dulse in the food processor. I stirred in the nut pate with chopped celery and coated with a mayo made of cashews, but smashed avocado or your favorite vegan mayo would work great to get a tuna salad consistency. Stuff in romaine leaves or roll in cucumber slices. The dulse (a seaweed) adds a salty seafood flavor that also gives the tuna salad a nutrient burst. This isn't like Star Kist, but you can eat this at your desk without your friends commenting on how awful your lunch smells. Oh! And its dolphin free :)
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I'll cross-post a few more entries, but soon everything will be over on that .com :)