Posts tagged ‘sesame seeds’

March 5th, 2014

Simple Asian Sesame Slaw

by Chrissy

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I’ve been wanting to go on a picnic for quite some time now. Granted, it’s not exactly picnic season, hence the pouring rain this past week, but now that’s it’s bright, sunny and 70 degrees again, I think I can start thinking about my picnic menu again.

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK4Even if it’s indoors, I just like the little slaws, sandwiches, wraps, no-heat sides, salads, and chips and dips.
This slaw is certainly a perfect make-ahead salad, as it can stay dressed for … Read more...

February 19th, 2014

Asian Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Zucchini

by Chrissy

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Let me just say this: toasted sesame oil is the business. The bees knees, if you will.

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It’s fragrant, toasty and has such a warm and inviting personality.

In dressings and sauces, it is such a delight. Yes, it can be a little high on the calorie scale, but a little goes a long way, so as long as you mix it with other oils, vinegars, and flavors, it evens out.

Asian Spinach Salad w Roasted Asparagus_LYK1

This roasted garlic & sesame vinaigrette is fairly light … Read more...

April 11th, 2012

Toasted Quinoa Sesame Shrimp Salad

by Chrissy


If I didn’t have a toaster-oven at work, my life would be in shambles. Seriously, ask any of my co-workers. Some things are just better toasted.

 

Here are a few:

-Marshmallows

-Pecans & sliced almonds

-Sourdough bread

Coconut

-Sandwiches…paninis, duh!

-Pop-tarts

 

I now need to add this to the list: quinoa and sesame oil!

Toasted and together, these things are a flavorful combo!

I am sure that after a heavy Easter brunch, and … Read more...