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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Amen. I hate stirring it, too. My genius-ly lazy approach to stir all nut butters is to use a hand blender, but only attach one of the beaters to it, insert single beater in jar, flip on the switch + stir it up. Obviously, turn off the blender before you take it out of the jar + clean up is pretty easy. Be careful though! You need to hold on tight to the jar! If there is oil on the side of the jar it can slip out of your hand, so use a towel for grip to avoid this! Otherwise the jar will go flying and nut butter explodes all over your kitchen. I did this in front of my poor boyfriend the first time he came over.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:34 am 
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I was very frustrated last night by our little jar of tahini I almost threw it at the wall. Well, in my mind I almost threw it at the wall.

So I commiserate in your tahini woes.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:05 pm 
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allychristine wrote:
I used to be able to get tahini in bulk and I never had any problems, but now I get that Joyva kind in the orange and black jar. It is SO hard to stir! It doesn't even seem like it would shake up. The bottom is so solid.



That's the kind I have! Such a pain in the asparagus.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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On the subject of the oatmeal: I think I saw on Good Eats or something that foods in taller, narrower containers will boil over easier, because the food/water mixture wants to climb the sides as it's cooking. Conversely, wider, shallower bowls will help prevent this. I make my oatmeal in a really shallow pasta-type bowl and it doesn't boil over on me anymore. Thank god. So infuriating.


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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:15 pm 
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unless im wrong, you dont have to refrigerate your tahini...or any nut butters. I have to stir them when I first open the jar, but after that it stays mixed

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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Adam Crisis wrote:
unless im wrong, you dont have to refrigerate your tahini...or any nut butters. I have to stir them when I first open the jar, but after that it stays mixed


Yes, i would like to have confirmation on this please?

I usually put tahini in the fridge after i open it because i am worried - it takes me a month or so to use it all since it's kind of expensive for me.

Is this thread hi-jacking?

Do you need to refrigerate tahini and other nut butters? Now that i think of it, i don't refrigerate peanut butter. But it's not the all-natural kind. :-(


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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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calcio777 wrote:
Adam Crisis wrote:
unless im wrong, you dont have to refrigerate your tahini...or any nut butters. I have to stir them when I first open the jar, but after that it stays mixed


Yes, i would like to have confirmation on this please?

I usually put tahini in the fridge after i open it because i am worried - it takes me a month or so to use it all since it's kind of expensive for me.

Is this thread hi-jacking?

Do you need to refrigerate tahini and other nut butters? Now that i think of it, i don't refrigerate peanut butter. But it's not the all-natural kind. :-(


I am 100% certain you dont have to refrigerate tahini...Im only 75% certain nut butters dont have to be

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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I can tell a difference in taste with tahini and nut butters if they're left unrefrigerated too long. If you're talking a week or two it may be okay, but not for months. Once nuts/seeds are ground up the oils go rancid pretty quickly, unless you're using butters that have hydrogenated oils added to them (which is truly unhealthy.)

Back to stirring, I'll often scoop out most of the oil on top and use it in salad dressing or something. But this only works for the more liquidy brands of tahini & nut butters.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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Jill wrote:
I can tell a difference in taste with tahini and nut butters if they're left unrefrigerated too long. If you're talking a week or two it may be okay, but not for months. Once nuts/seeds are ground up the oils go rancid pretty quickly, unless you're using butters that have hydrogenated oils added to them (which is truly unhealthy.)

Yeah, this is how I feel about refrigerating nut and seed based butters. May be okay for a short term, but if we're talking months, and I can hang onto my jars for months, then it's best kept refrigerated.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:44 pm 
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That's why you need this:

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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allychristine wrote:
I used to be able to get tahini in bulk and I never had any problems, but now I get that Joyva kind in the orange and black jar. It is SO hard to stir! It doesn't even seem like it would shake up. The bottom is so solid.



yep, buy tahini from a bulk container in small amounts and it'll always be easy to scoop :)


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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:05 am 
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You could just be ridiculous and excessive like me and buy it by the gallon. It's really easy to stir that way!


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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:31 am 
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Rubella wrote:
allychristine wrote:
I used to be able to get tahini in bulk and I never had any problems, but now I get that Joyva kind in the orange and black jar. It is SO hard to stir! It doesn't even seem like it would shake up. The bottom is so solid.



That's the kind I have! Such a pain in the asparagus.


I've tried a few different brands of jarred tahini, and that brand is BY FAR the worst.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:58 am 
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
but I do hate stirring peanut butter!


This is the worst! We always buy the Costco natural pb because it's a good price for a giant tub of organic pb, but it takes me like 10 minutes to stir it on first use! It's so annoying. Plus then the bottom inch or so is just hardened pb because all the oil stayed in the top portion that we used up...

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 Post subject: Re: I hate stirring my tahini
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