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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Ingredients Glossary > Glossary > sesame tahini

Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods ingredients are sometimes confusing. Everyone knows what carrots are.  But what about arrowroot starch, coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar, or miso?  Here is a growing glossary of ingredients that may be slightly off the beaten path. 

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Sesame Tahini

Ground sesame seed paste used in Middle Eastern and Asian cooking.  Like other seed and nut butters, tahini is a concentrated source of fat and calories, and it lends a very creamy, rich texture to sauces and dips.  It is exceptionally high in calcium, and is available made from either raw or toasted sesame seeds.