It’s a Family Affair

On Friday I made something so yummy for lunch. It’s an adaptation from Amy Layne’s Raw Vegan Tuna Salad recipe. Here are the few things that I added to make it my own. First, I made only 2/3 of the recipe because it was just for that one lunch and there were only 3 of us…keep in mind that there is still enough for another meal for 4 people from that recipe so I think the portion size factors in here. Second, I added 1 diced mini cucumber. Oh my, it added that extra crunch that the salad needed. Third, instead of dulse flakes I borrowed something from my daughter to add: a flavoured seaweed snack that I buy from my local Chinese market for her school snack. I’m sure it probably has the same taste. The substitution was mostly because that was what I had handy :-).

Here is the recipe for you:

adapted from Amy Layne

Prep time: 15 Minutes (Kids get super excited about using a food processor.)


  • 3 Cups Raw Sunflower Seeds, soaked
  • 2 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 2 Scallions, diced
  • 4 Tbsp Seaweed, crushed
  • 1/3 Cup Dill, dried
  • 1 Mini Cucumber, diced


  1. Put Sunflower seeds into the food processor and grind until the same texture as tuna. If you didn’t have time to soak the sunflower seed, like me, I just added a bit of water into the food processor.
  2. Toss all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Since I’m new to eating raw, it is important to me to have a plethora of great recipes to pull from but also someone to feed them too. I’m so fortunate that my four year old loves to try everything. When we were putting the sunflower seeds into the food processor she was so excited to be participating in the food preparation. I think that it is very important to have my child in the kitchen with me making the food. It helps her learn how to prepare food for the future but it is also something fun that we can do together.What’s even more special about this meal was that my mom was patiently waiting for it to be finished so that she could try it. My daughter placed a tablespoon of the Raw Vegan Mayonnaise onto a piece of lettuce, then placed a few scoops of the tuna salad on top of the mayo and handed my mom her ‘sandwich’. Once we were all served, we sat down to enjoy our lunch and my daughter giggled as we all had bits of our tuna fall from our wraps. It was a fun family affair.

P. S. Don’t worry. I’ve got one of my own raw creations coming up soon. Plus these fantastic Crispy Quinoa cookies that you’ll LOVE!



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