Can I get a halo please?
I love these little guys.
Who knew that they packed such a bone building punch?
Besides the fact that 1/3 of a cup of sesame seeds contains 1160 mg of calcium (and that is a huge amount) they also are:
Especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid. Oleic acid helps to lower "bad cholesterol" LDL and increase HDL or "good cholesterol" in the blood.
Very good source of dietary proteins with fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth, especially in children. Just 100 g of seeds provide about 18 g of protein (32% of daily-recommended values).
High in antioxidants compounds that help stave off harmful free radicals from the body.
A very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin. Niacin helps reduce LDL-cholesterol levels in the blood. In addition, it enhances GABA activity inside the brain, which in turn helps reduce anxiety and neurosis.
An incredibly rich source of many essential minerals. Many of these minerals have vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities
One of my favorite sources of sesame seeds is Gomasio by Eden Organics. There are tons of different blends. I always have Sea Salt, Sesame Seed and Seaweed on hand but also love the blend with garlic in it - oh yum!
You can get Gomasio at all Whole Foods Market in the macrobiotic section, most health food stores and many regular grocery stores.
Shake it on everything!
Where do I start. Oh yeah, I love pizza.
I haven't been able to eat regular- bubbly, gooey, cheesy hot pizza for a while now.
The cheese and the gluten in the crust just kill me.
I won't get into the details but it ain't pretty!
So I started to really play with gluten-free crust and
dairy -free cheeses.
I found a great crust made from almond flour that is really unsual but so savory and delicious it is a killer. Let me know if you want the recipe!
Yesterday I made pizza out of Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix. I am not sure what happened but it was sticky and goey, not in a good way. It barely rose and it was nearly impossible to spread on the pizza pan. The end product looked nice but really had a bad taste and a super dense feel.
I am going to play with another one tonight that uses Namaste's prefect flour blend. The recipe that I am using strongly resembles a more traditional crust. I know my pizza crusts.
I really like OrganicVille's pizza sauce (their bbq sauce is great on a BBQ chicken pizza. I have also been using daiya pepper-jack and mozzarella shreds. It is gluten-free, soy and dairy free and has a nice taste.
If you have a gluten-free pizza crust pass it along. I'd love to hear from you
I am a digestive health coach. I help my clients have more energy and a eliminate digestive problems by eating food they love!