And So The Love Affair Begins

by HEAB on September 27, 2009

I am in love with tahini.

tahiniTahini has been a staple in my kitchen for years, but I usually just used it in my favorite raw cheeze sauce.  I’ve always loved hummus and tahini type salad dressings, but while in Colorado over the summer, I rediscovered this versatile seed butter after dining at Trinity Brewing Company.  Their tahini salad dressing was so good, and I decided right then and there that I needed to incorporate more tahini into my life.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with tahini, it is a paste made from ground sesame seeds, often used in Middle Eastern dishes.  Tahini will be the focus of this week’s posts, and I’m hoping to share a different tahini concoction with you everyday.  Should be fun…and perhaps a little weird.  Shall we begin? 😉

I present to you my first Tahini Meal of the Day

Sunday Morning Pancakes

Sunday Morning Pancakes

Growing up, my Dad used to make the most amazing breakfasts every Sunday, and since I had nothing on the agenda early this morning, I decided to make myself a little something special.  Thanks for the inspiration Papa Mac – Love you! I used Maggie’s Protein Fiber Crepes recipe but subbed 2 TBSP of Jay Robb rice protein powder for the PB2 and oat bran for the wheat bran. My toppings included 1 tsp raw honey, 1 TBSP tahini, leftover roasted butternut squash, cinnamon, and this new find…

Non-dairy, Non-soy whipped cream.  Brilliant!

Non-dairy, Non-soy whipped cream. Brilliant!

What a delicious breakfast.  Perfect pre-yoga fuel.  I hope you’ll join me for tomorrow’s Tahini Meal of the Day…quite the interesting combo if I do say so myself, and you won’t want to miss it.

Before I go to yoga, just wanted to send a special thanks out to Annabel over at Feed Me I’m Cranky for her sweet gift of Kashi and Luna bar coupons as well as a CD full of workout songs. Thanks Annabel!

Can't wait to listen to the CD!

Can't wait to listen to the CD!

Hope all of you enjoy the rest of your weekend!