What if I eat sesame seeds

Sesame - kidney and liver tonic in traditional Chinese medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), sesame is assigned the sweet taste and has a neutral temperature behavior. Thus, it is also one of the foods that strengthen the middle (digestive system) - in this case with a nourishing, strengthening and intestinal moisturizing effect.

A well-functioning center is, in turn, the prerequisite for the kidney energies not having to be used more than necessary and actually being relieved.

In TCM, sesame is also often used after illness and childbirth, for anemia and weakness, and for milk production in breastfeeding mothers.

In the following recipes you will find out how you can use the sesame in a tasty and varied way.

Recipes with sesame seeds

Of course, you can use the sesame in well-tried recipes such as bread, crackers, pastries, mueslis, crunchies, muesli bars, energy balls and much more.

We have put together some lesser-known ideas for you below. Have fun with our delicious and extremely healthy sesame recipes!

Sesame milk for two

Ingredients:

  1. 30 g sesame seeds
  2. 500 ml of water
  3. 6 pitted dried dates (or more or less - depending on your taste)
  4. 1 banana

Put the sesame seeds and water in a high speed mixer and blend for 1 minute on high. You can then pour the resulting milk through a press cloth / straining cloth or a fine sieve, if you like it with a fine consistency.

Then put the strained milk back into the blender and add the remaining ingredients. Mix for another minute and the sesame milk is ready.

If you like the milk unscreened, you can put all the ingredients together in the mixer right at the beginning and mix for 1 - 2 minutes.

Sesame butter

Ingredients:

  1. 125 g sour cream butter (take out of the refrigerator in good time so that it is no longer so firm)
  2. 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  3. 1 clove of garlic
  4. Rose peppers
  5. Rock salt

Stir the butter until soft and gently toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until they are fragrant. Then peel and squeeze the garlic and stir it into the butter along with the sesame seeds. Finally, taste with a little salt and rose paprika. (The sesame can also be used unroasted, which only reduces the aroma.)

Eggplant salad with sesame sauce

Ingredients:

  1. 1 eggplant
  2. 2-3 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 tbsp sesame paste (tahini)
  4. 1 tbsp warm water
  5. Rock salt, 1-2 tbsp rice vinegar

Wash the aubergine and cut it lengthways into approx. 2 cm thick strips, which you then halve again lengthways. Put the strips in the sieve insert of a saucepan and steam them with the lid closed until they are soft. Let the eggplant strips cool down.

For the sauce, peel and squeeze the garlic and mix it with the other ingredients to a smooth sauce. Pour the sauce on the cooled eggplants and mix everything well.

This dish is suitable as a fine starter or as a side dish for the warm season.

Breaded tofu

Ingredients:

  1. 70 g wholemeal spelled flour
  2. 90 ml still water
  3. ½ teaspoon rock salt
  4. 40 g light sesame seeds
  5. 40 g dark sesame seeds
  6. 200 g plain tofu
  7. Ghee for frying

Mix the flour, water and salt with a whisk until creamy. Put this breading in a shallow bowl. Put the light and dark sesame seeds together in a second shallow bowl.

Cut the tofu into thin slices and heat the ghee in a pan.

Pull the tofu slices through the flour batter, then gently toss them in sesame seeds. Fry the tofu slices over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side and let the slices drain briefly on kitchen paper.

These tofu slices are ideal as a protein accompaniment to vegetables and grains. You can also use them as a meat substitute for a burger or eat them with a salad.

Sesame and walnut paste for rough hands

Ingredients:

  1. 15 g light sesame seeds
  2. 30 g walnut kernels
  3. 20 g honey

Carefully toast the sesame and walnut kernels separately from each other in the pan while stirring until it smells fragrant. Then grind both very finely in the food processor or in a mortar and stir the mixture with the honey into a paste. Brush your hands, which you should have washed beforehand with lukewarm water, with it once a day and let the paste work for a while. Then wash the paste off with water.

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