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Amy Zitelman

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Amy ZitelmanA food lover and self-proclaimed great talker, Amy Zitelman joined her two sisters and a brother-in-law to launch Soom Foods in 2012. Soom Foods sources sesame seeds in Ethiopia and manufactures delicious, nutritious sesame products in Israel for distribution in the US.

Tahini Oat Pancakes with Roasted Plum Compote

Recipe by Amy Zitelman

Tahini Oat Pancakes with Roasted Plum Compote

**Want to make your breakfast extra special? Enter to win a Soom Sampler (one jar of Soom Chocolate Sesame Spread and one jar of Soom Sesame Premium Tahini)! This specialty package will ship free to the winner’s home or office (US entries only, please). To enter, log in to the raffle widget at the bottom of this

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Tahini Apple Cake

Recipe by Amy Zitelman

Tahini Apple Cake

Add this cake to your menu for any holiday or Shabbat for an Israeli touch. Deceptively simple to make, the cake’s rich flavor will please any vegan and yet it’s also the perfect complement to a meat meal.

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Rick’s Recipe on Fruit

Recipe by Amy Zitelman

Rick’s Recipe on Fruit

My dad Rick’s Recipe for Tehina and Honey tastes great on apples, but the peaches were so good this summer that mom experimented putting the mixture on the peaches and serving it with vanilla ice cream (soy, if necessary). It’s an easy, delicious and nutritious summer dessert. For Rosh Hashanah and in the fall, try

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Edamame Hummus

Recipe by Amy Zitelman

Edamame Hummus

DC-area Chef Lynn Foster was inspired by the creamy taste of Soom tehina to make a favorite summery dish for patrons of the Pike and Rose Central Farm Market. Drawing on the fact that tehina is traditionally used for hummus, Lynn lightened it up by replacing the chickpeas with edamame and fresh peas and adding

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Rachella’s Tahini Carrot Cake

Recipe by Amy Zitelman

Rachella’s Tahini Carrot Cake

When our family first met our friend Rachella, she wowed us with her carrot cake. It was b’shert (fate) she made carrot cake for that first meeting since carrot cake is our mom’s favorite! And with Tu b’Shevat coming, what could be better than an easy-to-make cake that’s delicious and healthy with ingredients like carrots, walnuts, sesame seeds and tehina.

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