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by Caitlin Saniga

Tahini-nut butter

This spread is like a savory crunchy peanut butter with lots of new unexpected flavor and texture. I love the way the toasted sesame seeds crackle when you take a bite. I like spreading this butter on toast and topping it with crumbled feta and sliced pears or apples.

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by Sarah Steimer

Butter-nutty squash soup

Great name, right? It comes from the nutty flavor that tahini adds to the soup. Sure, sesame seeds aren’t nuts, but they have an amazing earthy, nutty flavor that need not be reserved just for hummus.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Buttered popcorn with panko, sesame, poppy seeds, and caraway

A toasted, buttered “everything” bagel was my inspiration for this popcorn. Can you tell?

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by Sarah Steimer

Blistered shishito peppers with miso and Parmesan

This was my attempt to recapture a dish Bill and I had at The Girl and the Goat last fall, which was maybe one of our favorite meals in Chicago. This is a great, interesting side dish that goes beyond green beans or a salad.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Roasted mini-eggplant with tahini sauce

Eggplant and tahini are best friends, most notably when blended together to make baba ghanoush. But the miniature eggplants I found at the farmers market were too cute to go into the food processor, so I turned them into three-bite appetizers instead.

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by Sarah Steimer

Sesame-miso vinaigrette

This vinaigrette can serve double-duty as a marinade. I added a few tablespoons to some firm, cubed tofu overnight and grilled it (along with some veggies) the next day. I drizzled more vinaigrette over everything and a little brown rice — simple and de-lish.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Shaved white radish and bok choy with golden oyster mushrooms and sesame drizzle

This salad was a total whim, made from gorgeous, fresh ingredients found on my first trip the farmers market in my new neighborhood. The bok choy and turnips were surprisingly juicy, and the golden oyster mushrooms were delicately earthy. If you can’t find similar mushrooms, shiitakes will do.

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