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Homemade Za’atar

YIELD: 220g PREP: 5 mins COOK: 5 mins READY IN: 10 mins A delicious spice mix, that can be added to salad, soup, dips or tossed over roasted vegetables. It's incredible when served the tradtional Lebanese way...mixed with olive oil into a paste, and used to dip with pita bread. Ingredients 200 g sesame seeds 1 tbsp Lemon Juice 15 g Dried Thyme 20 g sumac (available from specialty grocers) 1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt Instructions Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sesame seeds, and toss gently, allowing them to turn golden brown (about 60 seconds) Drizzle the sesame seeds with lemon juice and set aside In a coffee grinder or blender, add the sesame seeds, dried thyme, sumac and sea salt Process or blend...

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Za’atar Spiced Cashew Cheese (Video and Recipe)

YIELD: 1 cup Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight 1-2 tbsp Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus extra 2 garlic cloves  2 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice plus extra 1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt 1 tsp Homemade Za'atar (see my recipe) Instructions Drain and rinse the cashews well and pop into your blender Add olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, and za'atar and process until smooth Add a splash of water and blend again. You can also add a probiotic if you wish. Spoon the cashew cheese into a nut milk bag, and squeeze out excess liquid Add to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and pop another bowl on top. Weight it down and press. Leave for up to two hours. Pour the cheese into a clean bowl, top...

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