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Tenet no. 5 + paleo tahini butterscotch bites

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Alyssa Cassidy

So far, in our posts, we have discussed what constitutes primal to us, our guiding principles. In case you missed them, 1-4 can be found here.

In tenet no. 5, the fact that we ARE all human is stressed. It further encourages the fact that it’s about a large shift and change, not immediate results and success.


Focusing on a piece of pizza you ate won’t kill you in the long run. A word we don’t even like to use is “cheat”. When you focus on a “cheat” meal or a “cheat” food, it frames the non-cheat foods as being depriving. We like to focus more on abundance and enjoying the large amounts of natural, healthy foods that are out there. You most likely ate the same foods for most of your life so changing will take a little time! It can be really exciting too- once I quit shopping down the center isles of the supermarket, I found so many new vegetables and fruits I didn’t even know were out there.

This is something, that again, will take time to learn, but when you get to a balanced place, you will naturally choose and eat what you need at that given time.


To wrap up a week of recipes featuring some of my favorite Sunfood products (Lucuma chia pudding, lucuma banana ice cream, spirulina smoothies) I have a nice treat for those who aren’t so big on sweets but like the occasional dessert or snack bar. 

This recipe is modified slightly from a tasty vegan recipe blog, Sketch-Free Vegan Eating. I needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck, so I used this recipe, paired with the molds I used for my cacao fudge candies a few weeks ago, and went to town.

Lucuma Sesame Bites (or Bars):

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup lucuma powder
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp honey (more for a sweeter bite, less for a more savory)
  • sprinkle of salt
  • vanilla (optional, sweetens though if used. I opted out for a more savory/sweet mix)
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds (omit if you want to stick with sweeter)

Combine all ingredients over medium heat in a skillet until melted. Stir well.


Meanwhile, roast sesame seeds, dry, over low to medium heat, stirring regularly. image

Pour into candy mold or use a pan with higher edges lined with parchment if you want to make bars. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chill in fridge or freezer for about an hour or until hardened.


Excuse the cheesy heart mold… Valentine’s day is still happening i suppose…


If you have lucuma and tahini on hand, make these now- I promise you will not be disappointed.

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