Well 2 nights ago I made this yummy sauce for our meal. I have made it a couple of times before and it is so easy and simple but tastes great and is healthy.

Tahini is made from grinding sesame seeds. You can make your own tahini which I did not do for this sauce but will try after my I finish the jar I have. I used an organic brand that I had on hand from the local grocery store. My tahini was dry roasted and therefore not raw. If you want to use raw tahini look for unhulled sesame seeds on the label. Don't be alarmed when you open the jar and see a large film of oil. Just take a spoon and stir it around before you use it.

For those of you who have never tried it before there are many ways to use tahini. Tahini is full of health benefits including being high in calcium and containing iron, fat protein and fiber. It is most popularly used in hummus. However you can broaden your horizons and use it for smoothies especially banana and chocolate ones. This is also a great way to give it to your children as they won't even be able to tell it is in there. You can use it in your desserts, nut or protein bars. Put it on a flax cracker for added fat and calcium. Or just on it's own as in a spicy or mild sauce.

I made a quick sauce that tasted yummy and lasted 2 days. It would have lasted longer except we ate it all. The sauce included:

Cilantro (I usually go heavy on it as it is my favorite herb)
Namu Shoyu (raw unpasteurized soy sauce) or Soy Sauce(start with a little and then add more if needed
chopped garlic
water(to get your desired consistency)

Adjust to your liking. Whisk together or mix in your blender. This creates a lovely light brown sauce that can be put over any grain dish. It has an earthy taste. If you like things more spicy add in some chili powder. If you are making a raw version you could put this over some veggies or make a larger amount and put it over an Asian style coleslaw. Yum.

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