black sesame seeds

Black Sesame Oat Milk + New Oat Milk In Town

*This post is brought to you in partnership with Better Body Foods. One of my favorite non-dairy milks is oat milk, but I’m very picky about my oat milk.  I’ve found that many of the commercially available milks either have added sugar (I’d rather be in control of how much sugar I add, thank you […]

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle Partially adapted from Abby Dodge’s Chocolate Truffle Tart Recipe Makes 12 servings For the crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup ground almonds 1/3 cup cocoa powder 6 tablespoons butter, softened For the filling: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup whipping cream 2 […]

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Zakkoku Mai—Japanese Rice With Mixed Grains

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A favorite discovery of mine while living in Japan was zakkoku mai—Japanese rice mixed with seeds and grains. Zakkoku mai is a great addition to a meal in place of regular rice. Not only is it nutritious, adding nutrients and fiber to the rice, but it’s delicious. It has a wonderful subtle nutty flavor and […]

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Open Sesame! Black Sesame Shortbread

I love sesame seeds. The first time we lived in Japan I was introduced to black sesame seeds, and they quickly became a favorite. In Japan, sesame seeds are found in many salads and baked snacks. Sesame paste is also used in a variety of dishes. Many soft cream stands even offer black sesame as […]

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