Monday, April 11, 2011

Tahini a.k.a Sesame Paste

Here's a freakishly easy and versatile (in my opinion, because my opinion counts...sometimes) recipe. Tahini can be used on sandwiches, it can be a component of hummus, dressing, desserts if you're feeling adventurous, etc...

Below is an unflattering photo:


2 cups sesame seeds
1 large lemon
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp miso paste (optional)


Throw sesame seeds, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little water in a blender. Then lemon zest and juice and blend add water until smooth.

Food factoid: If you want dressing, add chingos of water until it reaches the consistency of salad dressing.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cilantro, grapefruit, and pineapple smoothie

I made this smoothie on this rainy Monday morning and it rocked my face. Sounds weird, but its a refreshing way to start the day.


1 bunch fresh cilantro
1-2 small grapefruits
pineapple chunks
2 tbsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. spirulina powder (CAVEAT: This will stain your kitchen counter. Scoop with caution.)
a splash of water


Throw cilantro, pineapple chunks, agave nectar, water, and spirulina in a blender. Then peel grapefruit (obviously) and add to the other ingredients. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes and drink up, buttercup.