This week I stumbled across a health conscious and informative website. Now there are gazillions of mouth watering food and recipe blogs on the internet, but only a few sites that offer recipes that support healthy eating. I do not like preservatives, corn syrup or hydrogenated products so you won't find those ingredients at Savannah's Savory Bites. As easy as it may be to cook with boxed mixes and canned soups I believe we are destroying our endocrine system with them, and at the rate with which Americans consume preservatives, we are going to put embalmers out of business.
If you are looking to start taking baby steps toward a new healthy lifestyle or if you've already committed to such, take a moment and check out Nourishing Treasures, by Lea Harris. She has a wealth of information on her website, and yesterday she hosted a Living Well Blog Hop where you can find lots of information, from other sites that follow an organic and preservative free habit of living.
So after discovering Lea's site I asked her if she'd like to do a recipe exchange with me, and today I am featuring her Sesame Honey Bites. They are so darn good that I have had to hide them from myself. And she is featuring one of my recipes over at Nourishing Treasures. I am so happy she agreed to do this and if you have a blog and would like to do a recipe exchange please send me an email - savannahmcqueen (at) ymail dot com.
And here is the recipe...
Sesame Honey Bites
(printer friendly version)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups white sesame seeds
1 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Butter a 9 inch square pan liberally, and set aside. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat and then add sesame seeds. Continue to brown the seeds while stirring over heat, for 5-7 minutes or until golden. Stir in honey; mix thoroughly. Add cinnamon and cloves and then pour into buttered pan; mash the seeds down. I used the back of a rubber spatula. Allow to cool. When they are warm but not hot loosen the edges of the honey bites with a butter knife, pulling away from the pan slightly. Turn over the pan and release the soft bar onto plastic wrap or parchment paper. If they loose their shape they can be patted back, so don't panic. I used a slightly buttered sharp knife to cut into one inch squares. Allow to cool and then enjoy. Store in an airtight container.