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November 2011

Raw Sesame Truffle, gluten/sugar/dairy/egg free

Sesame truffle 2 

Oh my gosh these are so good, so decadent, a little goes a long way!! Which is good, you will not eat a lot! During Chloe’s elimination diet, I was determined we would eat well. The list of what she could eat was so limited, it was real challenge but I have to say we ended up with some really good recipes and these are one of them. With Christmas coming, I want some gluten/sugar/dairy/egg free treats to have on-hand and these will do the trick.

There are several raw sesame truffle recipes out there but mine is a little different because I added a pinch of cinnamon, ginger and some vanilla beans. I found without these the truffles were a bit flat. Now you do not want to taste the spices too much, you want the sesame and cashews to sing. The spice should be more of a back note but add a pinch, taste and adjust to your liking. Also these have a fair amount of salt but I think it is important to the taste. I think these would keep in the fridge for a good two weeks, if well wrapped but enjoy at room temp!!

Sesame truffles 1


Raw Sesame Truffles

These are a revision of Elana’s Pantry truffles


½ cup cashews

¼ cup tahini (if you have raw, that would be great)

1/3 cup mild honey

1 vanilla bean, scrapped and use the soft beans inside (you can use vanilla extract but it will  not be quite as yummy)

1 pinch of cinnamon

1 pinch of ground, dried ginger

1 tsp. salt

Sesame seeds


1. In a food processor, process cashews until you get a course, sandy texture.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the sesame seeds. Process until all comes together. Taste and adjust to suite your liking. I like it a bit salty, sweet. You really do not want to taste the cinnamon and ginger. It is just a back (subtle) note, to up the flavor. Process again for a few seconds.

3. Refrigerate mixture, 2 hours.

4. Roll mixture into little balls and roll the balls in sesame seeds and enjoy!!

Will keep two weeks in fridge, if well wrapped.

A Corner of my Home

Sil cabnet 3

I thought I would share a corner of my home this fall before I jump into Christmas decorating. I admit I have been keeping things simpler but I loved my back and white this fall. I think my china cabinet turned pretty charming.

Paper scallop candle 2

 and it went well with my candles,

Thanks feather 1

My paper feathers,

Cold tea gingerrr

and my gingerbread corner. Now off to decorate for Christmas. We have a fun theme this year. I will share soon xoxo


A Daydream Morning

It is a very dark, drizzly day at my house. Leaves are EVERYWHERE. I should be getting ready to run errands, instead I am daydreaming.

French shop
About shopping in a little French shop instead of Trader Joes.

Lav hot choco
Enjoying a cup of