Tahini Miso Dressing

This dressing is a real tongue titillator as well as very nourishing. Sesame seeds are high in easily absorbed calcium and miso is a live-culture fermentation which also helps with calcium absorption.

makes about 1 cup

  • 1/4 c tahini
  • 1/2 lime’s juice
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 T miso paste
  • 1 t chili powder (optional)
  • 1 T toasted sesame seeds

Method:
Blend the tahini, lime juice and oil. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

(more…)

0 Comments

Sesame Buckwheat

This is so easy, tasty and healthy! Oh did I forget to mention affordable?

serves 4

  • 4 c water or stock
  • 4 T butter
  • salt

Bring to a boil. In the meantime mix:

  • 16oz / 2c whole buckwheat
  • 1/2 c sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Method:
Mix the eggs and buckwheat until the grains are coated. In a hot, heavy bottomed pan, dry toast the egg-coated buckwheat and sesame seeds.

(more…)

1 Comment

Banana and Tahini Smoothie

This is a great way to start your day. It is quick, nourishing and delectable. Most importantly is has a lot of easily absorbed calcium and potassium.

Serves 2-3

  • 1 banana, the riper the sweeter
  • 1 T tahini, or you can use freshly ground toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 1 t vanilla essence
  • 1 T honey (or you can use a sweet apple)
  • ½ c herbal iced tea (or water)
  • 1 c yogurt or keffir or both
  • 1 t cinnamon, ground

Method:
Blend ingredients together. It is also nice to add ice at the end to make it into more of a thicker colder smoothie.

(more…)

5 Comments

Sesame Seed of Immortality

Originally published in Healthy Options, July 2004, New Zealand Perhaps the oldest seed utilized by man, sesame has been used for thousands of years as medicine, food and to light lamps. Although the first written record of sesame is 3,000 BC, Assyrian mythology gives sesame a role in the origins of our world. In this legend, the gods drank sesame…

11 Comments