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Sep 13, 2009 12:49 PM

Vege pate in Montreal. Does it have nuts in it?

Please excuse me. I am new to this board and this might be a stupid question. i have a nut allergy, but am trying to find new ways to eat as many vegetables as yummily as possible. Does vege pate usually contain nuts or seeds or such? Where can a tasty vp be found?

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  1. I happed to have a package. The ingredients in Fontaine Santé's "Traditional" Végépâté are: sunflower seeds, unbleached white flour, onions, canola oil, carrots, potatoes, nutritional yeast, sea salt, soy sauce (soybeans, wheat, sea salt), lemon juice concentrate, spices.

    1. Cuisine Pur Plaisir makes some nice vegetarian terrines. I prefer these to the heavier veggie patés that are based primarily on sunflower seeds. I don't see nuts in the ingredients, but there are seeds. Here's the Green Peppercorn favourite:

      TERRINE: Fresh vegetables (tomato, onion, green pepper, red pepper, carrot, potato, garlic), water, canola oil, soy protein, apple fiber, olive oil, chicory fiber, rice flour, sesame butter, sunflower seeds, pea protein, flax seeds, amaranth flour, cider vinegar Lyfe, nutritional yeast, green peppercorn, garbanzo flour, sea salt, beet powder, spices, natural aromas. JELLY: Water, lemon juice, carageenan, maple syrup, sea salt.

      Not sure where they're available in Mtl, but I buy them at IGA Extra in Gatineau.

      1. You could make your own, but végé pâté is mainly based on sunflower seed, flour and yeast, so it's not the best way to get your vegetables!

        Fun fact: It was invented by the French during WWII because meat was scarce...

        1. I would be careful with seeds as often they can be processed with nuts.

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          1. re: Andria

            Thank you all so much! I work in the Eaton Centre and I'm trying to come up with nutritious things for lunch and snacks. The food there... well, I'm sure you know.
            I am not a vegetarian, but I want to eat healthier on a daily basis. Comensal (sp?) is across the street, but is three flights of stairs up and I have bad knees. They also use a lot of nuts.

          2. Veg Pate is very easy to make. It also keeps well. I'm definitely not a veg head or someone who eats very healthy. But I make it and eat it for snacks with some olives and bread.