A Healthier Bang for the Buck: Open, Sesame!

Even though it might seem as if buying organic foods is too expensive, the extra health boost you get from eating pure, clean, chemical-free meals and snacks is truly priceless. To help you stretch your grocery dollars further, we’d like to share some ways to make those organic purchases go those extra miles by doing double, or even triple, duty.

For instance, just one cup of organic raw sesame seeds will provide three cups of sesame milk, a healthy, savory vegan version of Parmesan cheese and a natural skin exfoliator. Here’s how:

Sesame Milk

Soak 1 cup of raw, organic sesame seeds in water overnight. Rinse the seeds until the water runs clear, then put the seeds in your Vitamix, or other blender. Add three cups of pure water, and blend for 90 seconds. Strain through a cheesecloth, reserving the seed pulp. The sesame milk will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days. It’s delicious plain, used in a raw soup, or poured on sprouted wheat or rye cereal.

Gomashio (Faux “Parmesan Cheese”)

Spread sesame seed pulp on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 105 for 24 hours. With your fingers, break the dried pulp into course clusters and put in a large mixing bowl. Stir in up to 1 teaspoon of dulse. Sprinkle savory mixture on salads, dehydrated pizzas or raw soups.

Sesame Facial Exfoliator

Spread sesame seed pulp on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 105 for 24 hours. Grind the course clusters of seed pulp into a powder with small granules. With a fork, mash 1 tablespoon of sesame powder with 1 teaspoon of avocado or banana to form a paste. Smooth the mixture over a clean face, then sit down, lean back, and relax for 10 minutes. Wash off the paste. It will exfoliate and hydrate the skin, naturally.

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