Monday, June 27, 2005

Gray Hair? Eat Sesame!

The Papa Bear has been complaining about the increasing gray in his hair for almost as long as I've known him. Does it look more gray these days? Maybe. I think he can style his hair to expose of hide more of his gray, which makes it tricky to know for sure how much gray hair he really has...

Since I'd read recently in my Cooking Papa comic that sesame has active ingredients that combat graying, I decided to incorporate sesame into our dinners as much as I can. I really like the toasty aroma and subtle sweetness of sesame seeds, and I find sesame to be one of the most versatile ingredients that can be dressed up or down, mixed into savory or sweet dishes, in Eastern or Western cooking.

As you might recall, I added sesame into my sweet pastry dough, which was a definite winner. And I recently made a salmon dish with a sesame crust.

salmon
I mixed the sesame seeds with garlic and honey and brushed it over the salmon before grilling it in my fish roaster (a strong contender for my Top Utensibility spot for Sam's meme). I know, I know - sesame crusted salmon - so typical, so uncreative... But you know what? I think the sesame magic worked and the Papa's gray hair patches are smaller than they used to be!

4 comments:

The Papa Bear said...

Mmmmm.... sesame... Yummmm...

Clea said...

You know what, I love sesame. I mean, I'm in LOVE with sesame (especially black). I tend to add sesame in every dish. Actually I just made a kurogoma banana cake, I think the two flavours really match (try a milk-shake with soymilk, mashed banana and black sesame, and I promise nobody's hair will ever turn gray!).

Sam said...

i have so much grey hair i am going to be on those sesame seeds right away

Alice said...

Papa, Clea, and Sam,

Black sesame is my favorite too! Kurogoma Banana Cake sounds oh-so-wonderful! Black sesame paste with yogurt was one of the recommended 'secrets' in Cooking Papa to conquer gray hair...