Vegan MoFois just around the corner (I really hope I can keep up with the 501 bloggers who have now signed up). I have lots of great posts ready to share throughout November. Keep checking back for daily updates. But before we leave October behind I have one last task to complete and share with all of you.
Over the last six months, Ricki of Diet Dessert and Dogs and Kim from Affairs of Living have hosted SOS Kitchen challenges highlighting beets, spinach, rhubarb, mint and apples. I have yet to miss a challenge. As soon as each featured ingredient was announced I would start ruminating with creative juices. I love playing with flavour combinations in my mind. I would start to imagine plating ideas and unique serving suggestions while brushing my teeth, laying in bed or reading through the daily onslaught of office memos. But this month when SESAME was revealed as the starring ingredient for October…I was stumped.
Don’t get me wrong, I love sesame. It often finds its way onto my plate as a condiment (gomasio), a textural element (tahini), or a glorious garnish (sprinkled on everything!). However, I rarely plan a menu around this calcium packed superfood.
I probably consume sesame most often as the flavour base in my favourite dip – hummus! But instead of simply sharing a standard recipe, that seems to be included in every vegan cookbook ever written, I wanted to push myself to experience this special seed in a whole new way.
I have often seen packages of sesame snaps by the grocery store checkout lines and as much as the crunchy texture enticed me – the ingredient list was a significant deterrent.
Inspired by the quote – “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers, plant your own garden”, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a sweet sesame snap free of high-fructose corn syrup.
Once I had perfected the crisp texture and played with the flavours to compliment the distinct sesame bitterness with some lemon and ginger, I paired my crisps with creamy, vanilla Coconut Bliss. Would it seem redundant to say “It was bliss”?
So, just under the wire I would like to share with you my sweet sesame recipe for October’s SOS Kitchen Challenge.