Not just for falafels anymore!

Recently I got it into my head that I should try using tahini as a sauce base, rather than just a topping on my falafels. I threw in some garlic, salt, chili flakes and bang!  I had a great sauce going!  I tried it out on my guinea pig – aka my husband, and it was a hit!

My suggestion to you all is to get out of your food-comfort zone.  Try an ingredient you’ve never had before, or try an ingredient you like, but in a different application.  You might discover some new that you love!

Food for Thought – 10 great reasons to enjoy tahini paste –

  1. It’s rich in phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron
  2. Aid’s in liver detoxification
  3. High in Vitamins – E, B1, 2, 3, 5 and 15
  4. Promotes healthy cell growth
  5. Helps prevent anemia
  6. Helps to maintain healthy skin and muscle tone
  7. It has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts
  8. Because of it’s an alkaline food it’s easy to digest and promotes weight loss
  9. It’s one of the best sources of calcium
  10. High in unsaturated good fat

** the above info was taken from