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Green Beans and Freekeh Salad with Tahini Sauce

Green Beans and Freekeh Salad with Tahini SauceFreekeh (pronounced freak-uh) is a healthy whole grain food and is young green wheat that goes through a process of roasting, is then cracked or left whole. Really love the smokey flavor and nutty texture of freekeh and like other grains, perfect in salads. Freekeh is high in fiber, protein and iron and has become another favorite in our kitchen and we love this salad of green beans and freekeh with tahini.

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Turkish Pumpkin Dessert with Tahini and Walnuts

Pumpkin Dessert-9044-2Back from a stay in Istanbul and I am still amazed at how many people could be in one place, the city was heaving with a sea of people. Also, it was an important religious holiday (Kurban Bayrami) and many places closed for four days, but we still managed to fill each day. On this visit I signed up for a Culinary Backstreets Turkish cooking class which I came across on Istanbul Eats. The Pumpkin Dessert was one of the Turkish dishes prepared during the class. Pumpkin and tahini are favorites of mine and I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this combination as a dessert, but I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading

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