" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

March 3, 2008


Now what, as in what to do with that whole jar of tahini sitting in your fridge.......

Try this salad dressing recipe....it's an original. I got the idea from a bottle of Annie's Goddess salad dressing. Here goes....
Mix in order given, in a bowl large enough to whisk the oil in at the end....or you can do it in a blender if you don't mind washing it. The amounts given will make about 4 tablespoons, so if you do make it in a blender you may want to double the recipe.

one tablespoon of cider vinegar

the juice from one wedge of lemon (about a tablespoon, maybe a little less)

2 teaspoons of sugar

soy sauce---the amount is "salty to taste preference"

onion powder--a good dash

garlic powder--a good dash

dried parsley-- a good pinch, crush it between your fingers as you add it

1 tablespoon of tahini

Now drizzle in slowly, whisking all the while so it will emulsify: one tablespoon of canola oil (if you use olive oil use a light flavored one---extra virgin will overpower flavor wise).

I'm serving this on some baby spinach leaves, and red bell pepper slices. Garbanzo beans would be a nice addition I think.

Also, I was thinking some nutritional yeast---about a teaspoon, may impart a good flavor to this dressing.

I left it out though because my husband may not like the taste. It can be an acquired taste. I learned to really like it in fruit smoothies.It renders a sort of meaty taste and is loaded with B vitamins. Special note---be sure to use nutritional yeast and not brewer's yeast which is bitter tasting.

I calculate this will have approximately 65 calories per tablespoon.

"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.