Food for Thought…Pumpkins

Last week we talked about the power food, pumpkin, on our Facebook Business Page.  With the arrival of Fall, pumpkins are now in season and a fun vegetable to eat and decorate with!  So pick a pumpkin from your local farm or market and get ready to pull out those seeds.

Here’s a fun, simple, easy to prepare great tasting snack:

Toasted Sea Salt and Olive Oil Pumpkin Seeds…Yum!

  1. Pick pumpkin – the bigger the pumpkin usually the more seeds it has. Wipe outside of pumpkin clean with wet cloth.
  2. Cut or Carve pumpkin and remove pumpkin seeds. Place pumpkin seeds in bowl and rinse well. Drain pumpkin seeds well and pat dry.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  4. In a dry bowl, place dry pumpkin seeds. For every cup of pumpkin seeds add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.  Mix well.
  5. Spread olive oil and sea salt pumpkin seeds on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Place in oven and bake until lightly toasted.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool…and then Enjoy!

If you Want to Spice it UP…sprinkle some of your favourite seasoning – for example oregano, garlic powder or cumin – prior to roasting, toss well and roast away!