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November 30, 2007

Sesame Sweets

I love recipes that use ingredients that I always have in my cupboard. Simple things I can throw together at any time without needing to go to the supermarket. I hate going to the supermarket. So these simple, fudge like balls are one of my standby's, but they are super rich, so as always moderation is the key. I'll give you the original recipe, but the variations below are better suited to particular dosha.


1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup honey


Mix it all together with your hands to form a dough. If it is too dry or too wet adjust accordingly. Take a teaspoon of the mixture and form it into a ball, you may prefer to wet or oil your hands to make this a bit easier. Roll in sesame seeds and put in the fridge for an hour or so to set.

Variations are endless...
Vata is very good friends with sesame, but use a different sweetener like molasses. This is a very strengthening combo, especially good for irregular periods or if you are moderation though because it is heavy to digest.
Hot Pita won't get on so well with hot sesame and honey. But try using sunflower butter (you can make your own in the food processor), a cool sweetener like barley malt, and consider coconut instead of sesame seeds.
Kapha does well with the honey, but the sesame is a bit too heavy, so try sunflower butter again. Rice bubbles or crushed cornflakes instead of sesame seeds will make a much lighter sweet.

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