Delicious Gomashio Seasoning

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:05+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Condiments, Recipes|

This gomashio seasoning  is a Traditional Japanese Macrobiotic Seasoning that I learned to make in my macrobiotic days in the 70’s.


1 cup raw unhulled Sesame Seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons Himalayan Salt
1 sheet of toasted nori seaweed, torn into pieces (optional)

Sesame seeds


  1. Dry roast sesame seeds with salt in a frying pan over medium heat until golden brown.
  2. Let cool.
  3. Add sesame seeds, nori and salt to the grinder. (Traditionally a mortar and pestle is used to lightly grind toasted seeds with, I use a coffee-grinder or now my new magic bullet!)
  4. Gently grind to just crack the seeds leaving the mixture mealy, Do not grind to a powder. I know from experience that it is very easy when using an electrical appliance to do grind it too much.
  5. Store in a jar.

Sesame Seeds Raw Sesame Seeds

I like to use Organic Sesame Seeds and buy lots at the same time at a good price. Also, so I can make double the recipe above and have lots for other cooking.

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Soy Sauce Substitute – Soy Free

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:00+00:00 February 15th, 2013|Recipes|

 soy asuce substitue soy free

Many are unable to use soy in anything and I have at times found it does not work for me.  Remember when your systems get stronger then you may find you will be able to again. But for now here is a recipe to make your own homemade soy sauce. I find it quite yummy.


2 tsp balsamic vinegar 
3/4 tsp black strap molasses 
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 
1/8 tsp black pepper 
1 clove garlic, minces or pinch of garlic powder 
1/2 cup water 
2 tsp sea salt


  1. In a small sauce pan, add garlic and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn heat down and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar, molasses, and ginger and simmer for a few more minutes.
  4. Stir in salt.
  5. Now strain and put into a jar in the fridge till use.

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Tasty Tahini Cream Sauce

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:39+00:00 April 20th, 2012|Meatless Monday, Recipes|

This is a very simple and quick tahini sauce to make.  The taste will vary depending on whether you have it sweet for porridge or a dessert or savory for on your grain or vegetables.


1/4 cup  Tahini (sesame butter)
1/4 – 1/2 cup Water (the reason there is such a variance in the water is that some tahini is thicker than others)

Additional possible Ingredients:

1 tsp Lemon juice
Sea salt to taste
2 drops light Stevia
1/2 tsp Braggs
Vege salt
1 clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)

Choose whether you want this sauce sweet of savory and which taste appeals to you.


  1. Blend all ingredients together with a fork.
  2. It will make a thick sauce.
  3. Add more water if you would like it thinner.
  4. Use on top of steamed vegetables or a grain like brown rice.

Try these other great sauces:

                                                  Peanut Butter Sauce with Ginger

Peanut Butter Sauce with Ginger

Miso Sauce

Creamy Pudding Sauce

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