Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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.