A lovely smoky, creamy and light dressing that is a delicious “sauce” of healthy fats and warming spices ~ drizzle liberally over roasted vegetables, salads, chickpea pancakes, tacos, falafels or use as a dip with crudite and crackers.
TAHINI brings the creamy to a dressing is a great alternative to using dairy, egg or oil products like sour cream, cream, mayonnaise and aioli. Tahini has a rich, full, nutty, creamy flavour. Tahini is a thick runny paste made from ground unhulled sesame seeds, a classic ingredient in Middle Eastern and eastern Mediterranean dishes.
Sesame seeds are little nutrient powerhouses full of lignans that help balance hormones and protect our cells from oxidative stress. Sesame seeds are nutrient-dense, have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties, are low in carbs and contain good fats that can help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol.
Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.
Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility,
Foods that can help with balancing hormones;
Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower,
Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens
Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters,
Probiotic and prebiotic foods
Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
Ingredients are naturally rich in essential minerals. Salty taste in botanicals like parsley, nettles, seaweeds indicates the plants have a high mineral content.
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.
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Smokey Tahini Sauce
SHAKE blend, whisk or stir all ingredients together to form a creamy sauce. I usually do this in a glass jar.
TASTE adjust seasoning; if a little thick, add 1 tsp water at a time mixing to your desired consistency.
drizzled over salads or as a dipping sauce, spread or condiment.
the perfect partner to falafels.
great as a spread on crackers.
use a creamy sauce for tacos.
Spinach & Feta Chickpea Pancakes.
STORE In the fridge in a glass jar.
SALT-FREE DIET – skip the salt and use just black pepper.
DOUBLE or even triple the recipe it keeps well in the fridge for at least a week.
SWAP ACV vinegar with lemon juice, white wine, white balsamic.
ADD FRESH or DRIED herbs like chives, parsley, cilantro, oregano. SPICES like chilli, cayenne, turmeric, cumin.
TAHINI brings the creamy use this sauce instead of dairy bases like butter, yoghurt, cream and oil bases like mayonnaise and aioli
Low FODMAP omit the garlic and use no more than 2 tbsp per meal.