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01-02-2008, 12:30 PM
what is is, do u use it? Is it raw? i have found a few recipes that call for it but i don't know what it is.
01-02-2008, 12:36 PM
Tahini is sesame butter. It can be made like any other nut butter, so long as you watch the heat.
01-02-2008, 12:47 PM
You can also buy it raw but it's getting pricey. I love it for dressing, marinades .
01-02-2008, 02:34 PM
High in calcium..is fab for milks..add half cashew..half sesame seed :o
01-02-2008, 03:20 PM
How to you make this? Should you grind up the seeds in coffee grinder or spice grinder? I don't think it would get to the right consistency in my food processor. Do you add any liquid (lemone juice)?
01-02-2008, 03:29 PM
Its basically a seed butter, so just the seed
If you have a vitamix can do it in there-- just use a thermometer---otherwise you could order some Raw Tahini?
Tahini traditionally is hulled seasame seeds, you can get it made with unhulled black seeds also
Again for the milk-- blend 1/2 soaked seeds with 1/2 soaked cashews,pure water- strain-- add whatever you like for sweetener or vanilla.
01-02-2008, 03:53 PM
I just buy a small jar raw. it was about $6 or $8 for 8 oz. I personally don't use it that much -- I can't seem to get around the taste... not my favorite. Although - I've had it in a few raw recipes and I loved the food -- but overall - I'm not too crazy about the flavor of it. At one point I thought maybe I got a bad jar or something, but my son tasted it - said "NOPE - IT'S FINE!" and then said since I didn't really like it that it would be a great idea to give it to him... so I did! ;)
01-02-2008, 04:10 PM
I remember reading awhile back that ONE TABLESPOON has enough calcium (in a very absorbable source!) for a grown woman for one day~
it can take a bit of doing to get past the slightly bitter aftertaste, but when we first started using it, we were weaning off of peanut butter, so we mixed it half & half, then more & more tahini...now we both love a spoonfull of it with a tiny drizzle of agave on it! You can do this with almond or cashew butter, too!
(You never NEED to eat it straight, you know! But HUMMOUS!!! Don't forget HUMMOUS!!!)
Speaking of tahini, I just made a modified version of the smoothie someone else recentlt posted about, it was the BEST one we've tasted, ever!!!
~ 4 oranges (juiced or in the blender)
~ 2 tablespoonfulls+ of tahini
~ some agave
~ frozen organic wild blueberries (had no strawberries, as the original recipe listed)
~ some frozen banana chunks
~& some greens (& I added a bit of green powder to mine cuz I put a little too much agave in it!)
Oh, my goodness, was it amazing or what! So much so that, after we drank 3/4's of the blender, I added more of everything to put in the fridge for dinner!
So thanks, whoever it was, whatever post it was, for sharing that recipe! Tahini gave it almost a tropical feel! Soooo yummers!
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