There are so many varieties of pepper and the flavors range from sweet to hot. Roasting bell peppers gives them a sweeter, smokey flavor. Roasting jalapeno pepper gives this hot pepper a smoky, slightly sweeter flavor.
Tahini is a staple in Middle Eastern fare. It is a creamy paste or sauce, made from ground toasted or raw sesame seeds. Tahini is similar to peanut butter in texture and is used to enhance the flavor of may Middle Eastern dishes. Other uses for Tahini are as a sandwich spread, pasta sauce, salad dressing, topping for falafel or as an ingredient. Many hummus, dip, and dessert recipes call for hummus.