How Sally Schimko brought the goddess Tahini to life
Schimko creates sustainably-sourced grind-ground tahini and sugar-free halva – the old-fashioned way.
“I have to be honest with you and Goddess Tahini wouldn’t have happened without my audience. The only reason I created it is because they asked for it. I thought about making my own tahini because of all the DMs I would get on my Instagram ”,Explained Schimko, who already had a faithful pre-Tahini goddess. “I always knew I wanted to do something but I didn’t know what. And as a full time mom, I decided to jump in with my blog and see where it takes me.
Schimko’s Goddess Tahini’s journey took her across the world – to two different continents.
“Our sesame seeds come from Ethiopia, to be more precise from [the city of] Humera. So after originally sourcing, we ship them to our factory in Israel. It really is the old-fashioned way of making tahini. I am so proud of it. It took me a while to get there and to figure out how we can get there, but we were doing it ”.Schimko explained.
She explained that most factories, even in Israel, grind sesame seeds with the skin on at very high temperatures.
Tahini Goddess uses a grinding wheel grounding process in which it roasts the sesame seeds over very low heat in order to retain all the nutritional benefits. The seeds contain natural antioxidants, which help fight oxidative stress and inflammation. They also contain a good amount of calcium and magnesium, which can help lower blood pressure. Schimko said that it also removes the skin from the seeds for easier digestion.
At the moment, the goddess Tahini enjoys playing with new flavors in her cooking, which is often documented on social media.
“It is always difficult to translate your thoughts and more than your thoughts, your emotions. I am very emotional and sensitive and I love to share it. And then, if you get support and love, you’re more confident that you can share more of it. ” Said Schimko. “That’s how I roll.”
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