Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Sesame: either in the form of a cream (tahini) or by itself is one of the super foods.  It is rich in iron, protein and zinc making the tiny seed an indispensable supplement for vegetarians.  I have heard that one teaspoon of sesame paste is the equivalent of 100 grams of beef in terms of protein content.  Enjoy this classic dessert of the Bioenergetics Institute.
from Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, Amadea Morningstar
Sesame seeds are very beneficial to the body. They have high levels of Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1(thiamin), Zinc, and Selenium. They contain Vitamin E, strengthening the heart and nervous system. They remove wrinkles and other skin diseases. People use sesame oil directly on the skin to help as well. They also lower cholesterol, prevent and reduce fatigue and stress, maintain healthy skin, prevent constipation, strengthen bones and teeth, and prevent early aging.

Toast in an iron skillet over low heat:

4 Tbsps. whole sesame seeds

In a bowl, mix together with a fork:
4 Tbsps. raw sesame tahini
2 Tbsps. raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

When the sesame seeds just begin to brown and smell delectable, take them off the heat and pour them in the blender.  Grind them and stir the ground sesame seeds into the rest of the ingredients and form into balls about 1-inch in diameter.  Cool and serve.

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