I would be remiss to say that I haven’t made this recipe nearly every week for the last several months. It is this permanent fixture on our table that is in constant need of refilling, yet I hate to let it be empty. It’s like I stumbled upon the most amazing flavor enhancer available, and I thought to myself “gomasio, where have you been all my life?”
I was first introduced to gomasio a couple of years ago on Masterchef Australia, when someone made it as a topping for their dish. I was so excited by how easy it was to make and how minimal the ingredient list was. I’m pretty sure I went out and bought the stuff that very day and embarked on this gomasio creation. But it didn’t stick the same that time as it has this time, in that it had its place on our table, but then it disappeared and no one really missed it.
When it made an updated comeback a couple of months ago, again, the same sentiment occurred: this stuff was life-changing in how delicious it was, and where, I tried to figure out, had things fallen apart that I let this amazing stuff fall off my radar.
It is so simple to make, and elevates any dish I have ever added it to. It enhances flavor and adds salt, makes things have that perfect balance of wanting more but being completely satisfied, and if we are looking at it from a health perspective, it’s pretty nutrient dense. Especially in this latest version, where I have added Lupin Flakes – a low carbohydrate protein which kills it when it comes to living off of more plants!
And still yet, I have failed to share the recipe. Looking back now, I almost feel guilty, like I have done you a dis-service, making you too miss out on this condiment for these last several months of your life.
If I’m being honest, a lot of the things I make regularly for a while seem to have their stint and come and go and I’ll do them for several weeks before changing it up a bit, altering things a bit, or leaving the idea behind altogether. I move on, I find the next thing that gets me giddy excited and lights my soul up with creativity and then I go find it. This is the nature of food, and the nature of creating food to share.
But in the process of that, sometimes recipes that become so regular and routine to me (that are indeed incredibly delicious) never end up on the blog. Maybe it’s because they seem so quick and simple, to me and I consider them too simple to be worthy of sharing or to warrant your energy and time. But in reality, that’s just it: the fact that they are so simple, come together so quickly and are so mind-blowingly delicious, makes them that much more worthy of sharing.
And so today, I’m sharing with you one of my current favourites, that continues to make it’s way onto my weekly creating list, and more than that, continues to make me so damn happy to eat it every time. And until that stops happening, it will have a place on my table.
What are some of your favourite, go to recipes that seem simple but are so amazingly delicious?