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Easy Homemade Tahini Sauce

Get ready for the best tahini sauce that you have ever tasted! This makes any falafel, vegetable or salad taste better and it takes less than 5 minutes to put it all together!

I love a good sauce. They elevate any meal and not only add a delicious flavor but a creamy texture. Try out some of my other favorite sauces like this homemade alfredo sauce, this easy easy BBQ sauce, or this amazing garlic aioli sauce.

A bowl of tahini sauce on a platter with veggies. A plastic seerving spoon is scooping out some sauce.

What is Tahini Sauce?

Tahini sauce is a creamy seasame based sauce that is popular in the Mediterranian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s commonly used on falafels, vegetables, as a salad dressing or on some pita bread. The flavor is a bit nutty, from the tahini paste that is used, but it also has a slight citrus flavor from the lemon. The end result is a deliciously creamy sauce that is meant for … Read more

Publisher’s Platform: Salmonella peanut butter outbreaks – what have we learned since 2008?


Friday night the FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, reported that they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

Total Illnesses: 14, Hospitalizations: 2, Last Illness Onset: May 1, 2022. States with Cases: Arkansas (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), North Carolina (1), New York (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), and Washington (1).

CDC’s review of epidemiological information indicates that five out of five people reported consuming peanut butter and four of the five people specifically reported consuming different varieties of Jif brand peanut butter prior to becoming ill. FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample collected at the Lexington, KY, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010.

The analysis shows that this 2010 … Read more

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Is Dead


The Senate failed to pass the Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022, as expected

After months of political jockeying, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is officially dead. On Thursday, the Senate voted down the Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022, which would’ve added $40 billion in relief for the thousands of restaurant owners across the country still struggling after shutdowns, staffing shortages, and more operational woes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Put simply, restaurateurs can be all but assured that no more assistance is on the way from the federal government.

The vote on the Act, co-sponsored by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), wasn’t even close — it failed 52 to 43, much to the dismay of lobbying groups like the Independent Restaurant Coalition and the National Restaurant Association. “Neighborhood restaurants nationwide have held out hope for this program, selling their homes, cashing out retirement … Read more

Chicken Shawarma

This Middle Eastern chicken shawarma is packed full of flavorful chicken that is seasoned with a delightful array of spices. It makes a great lunch or dinner that everyone will go crazy for!

I love a good chicken dish, and this shawarma is no exception! Try out some other chicken dishes like this garlic mushroom chicken, this delicious baked honey sesame chicken, and one of my all-time favorites; this marry me chicken!

Chicken shawarma wrapped in a pita with some vegetables.

What is Chicken Shawarma?

If you have never had (or heard of) chicken shawarma before, then you are in for a delicious meal! I season this chicken with my delicious shawarma seasoning. The seasoning mixture is filled with garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and a few others that make a delicious flavoring blend. You can use the spice as a rub or a marinade on vegetables or any kind of protein. My favorite way to use it is on chicken! … Read more

FSA dealing with staffing and data gaps after Brexit

Recruitment and a loss of access to data and networks are some of the challenges facing the Food Standards Agency now that the UK has left the EU, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Nearly 18 months after the end of the transition period when the United Kingdom left the European Union, the analysis assessed how agencies have managed and their response to the opportunities and challenges.

The NAO looked at three regulators that have taken on functions previously carried out by the EU, including the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which now has more responsibility for assessing human food and animal feed safety risks.

The report found the FSA is building capability to meet the increased responsibilities but is facing operational challenges that need to be addressed as it moves away from interim arrangements.

Out of the EU loop
Researchers revealed that at the end of … Read more