tahini

Three Ingredient Tahini Cookies

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So a few months ago you bought a jar of tahini for that mad hummus craving and now you’re unsure of what to do with the remaining three quarters? Well my friend, I have just the solution for you (well, for a 1/3 cups worth at least)! What, where, how? Mixed into these delicious (yet oh so simple) three ingredient sesame seed cookies (yes, THREE)- which, may i add; are naturally free of gluten, refined-sugar and dairy.

In addition; what makes this recipe so damn brilliant is that it can either be baked into “regular” cookies (by simply adding 1 tsp baking soda and baking them for 8-10 minutes at 160C) OR enjoyed raw as is, in delicious fudge form. Droool.

1 1/2 cup almond meal 
1/3 cup honey (or maple)
1/3 cup hulled tahini 

1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional)

Place THREE main ingredients in food processor and whizz away until a dough-like mixture is formed.

If wanting to keep fingers in tact, turn off food processor, then, using your hands roll bits of dough into small balls.

Coat balls in sesame seeds (optional) then using a fork or your fingers or whatever else you desire (as long as it’s hygienic) flatten each ball into a cookie shape.

Keep cookies in freezer between snacking, allowing 1-2 minutes of thawing time before nom nom.

A Simple and Nutritious Israeli Inspired Lunch

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Body/Salad:
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (if you can’t be stuffed cooking some up, use the 100% natural ones from a can)
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
5-6 halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 avocado (apparently you’re only supposed to eat 1/4 of an avocado per day but meh)
5-6 olives

Dressing:
2 heaped tbsp all natural tahini
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

1.Mix the rice, chickpeas, sunflower seeds and cherry tomatoes together in a small bowl.

2.Strategically, and most importantly aesthetically (as you’re sure to instagram it), place the avocado half and olives on top of assembled goodness.

3.Place all dressing ingredients in a small jar and do the T Swift (shake shake shake it off) until smooth and creamy.

4.Drizzle mouthwatering deliciousness (dressing) beautifully over salad.

5.Instagram*

6.Lastly, using a fork, vigorously mix entire salad/lunch in order to coat each and every ingredient in delicious creamy dressing (note: this may will cause all aesthetically to diminish. However; by this stage you’re sitting on 10 likes/hearts and of course, that’s really all that matters).

*vital – especially if hoping to survive in this media age or life as we know it.