A stress free day at work? CHECK!
A wonderfully relaxing evening? CHECK!
A tasty dinner inspired by the Mystery Box? CHECK and CHECK!
Tonight's Mystery Box ingredient was another good one...
Did you know? Sesame seeds, aside from being the main ingredient in tahini, are rich in manganese, calcium and iron. They also contain 'sesamin' and 'sesamolin' which may have a cholesterol lowering effect and also prevent high blood pressure.
Not bad statistics for such little seeds if you ask me!
Tonight's dinner was quite random. I had a block of tofu in the fridge just waiting to be used, so I figured a sesame tofu would be the solution.
Starting with the sesame marinade: sesame oil, tamari and garlic.
I allowed the pressed tofu to marinade for around an hour..
Then baked it in the oven for 40 minutes (flipping half way through).
Also in the oven, was a bunch of carrots, slowly roasting away.
Served all together with a side of greens.
I also topped the tofu with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for extra crunch.
My oh my, an easy yet delicious end to the day.
What about you? Do you ever use sesame seeds in cooking?
I must admit, I often forget about these little seeds! I think they would add a nice crunch to salads or stir-fries.
Time for a some GLEE watching!
Happy Baking :)