This is my family's giant jar of tahini. Its definitely a staple in our house, and I grew up eating it every day. Very cheap and high in protein and fat, it is a popular part of many different dishes in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. It is one of my favorite ingredients, and I often use it to make hummus and other sauces that I'll put on anything. My dad sometimes mixes it with molasses and dips pita bread in it (I'm not a fan). It is also sometimes used to make cookies with lime. Even though it has become a very popular ingredient in America as well, it remains Middle Eastern at its roots, and every time I eat it I feel connected to my culture.

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