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More Hummus…with spices

In Israel we call both the chickpeas (the seeds) and the paste – Hummus. As a general rule – I’d rather cook dried chickpeas after soaking them in plenty of water for at least 12 hours than use canned ones; … Continue reading

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Hummus with Avocado

This dish is dedicated to one of my FB page readers. Thank you for inspiring me to make this combination ! Hummus with avocado recipe (2 servings) 300 grams (10.5 oz) COOKED chickpeas 100 grams (3.5 oz) avocado flesh (1 … Continue reading

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“Green” Tahini sauce/Tarator – with herbs

You can use it on vegetable salads, falafel, sauteed or roasted vegetables, patties, meat (I’m vegetarian so I use meat-like-soy-products instead), french fries, cooked rice !!! We put it on so many things just like you guys use Ketchup ! … Continue reading

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Hummus: served with tahini sauce/tarator and sauteed mushrooms

Who invented the Hummus? Was it the Lebanese? the Jordanians? Maybe the Israeli Arabs? (((((((((((-: Frankly, I don’t care ! Whoever invented it was a genius ! In Israel there’s another version eaten with mushrooms (on top of the hummus … Continue reading

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Two-color Halva/tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies – Less butter, more tahini and only egg-WHITES

These are NOT your regular chocolate chip cookies. I substituted some of the butter with raw tahini paste and used only egg whites so they have less cholesterol. However, they do contain white flour and sugar so if you try … Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Sesame Halva

Sesame halva is popular in the Balkans,Middle East, and other areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The primary ingredients in this confection are sesame butter or paste (called “tahini”), and sugar, glucose or honey (Wikipedia). When you make your own Halva, you … Continue reading

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