All posts tagged: pumpkin seeds

Chilli and Lime Pumpkin Seeds

If there’s one thing that’s universally linked to Halloween, it’s pumpkins. Oh, how I would have loved to write a post on pumpkin carving! Unfortunately, my unsteady hand and blunt kitchenware prevent me from having anything to show off about in that department. I can, however, provide you with a delicious recipe for flavoured pumpkin seeds. These are hot, sweet and sour – the perfect combination for the chilly season that’s now upon us. 1 cup (150g) pumpkin seeds zest of 1 lime juice of 1/2 a lime 1 tbsp chilli flakes 1 tsp dark muscovado sugar 1 tbsp olive oil Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 2 (conversions here) and grease and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Mix the sugar, olive oil, salt and lime juice together then use the mixture to coat the pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Add the lime zest and chilli flakes then give everything a good stir to make sure all the seeds are evenly coated. Spread the seeds out on the baking tray as evenly …

Roast Squash and Feta Quinoa

As a kid, I despised butternut squash. I don’t know what it was about it, I just wouldn’t go near it. Over the years my taste buds have grown up (probably more than I have) and I’ve learned to love it. This is pretty good news when it comes to health benefits, the guys over at wholeliving.com say: “Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.”   1 butternut squash, diced 160g quinoa 150g feta 2 tbsp olive oil juice of 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely handful pumpkin seeds a few snips of chives Heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) and put the butternut squash in a roasting dish. Drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt then shake the dish to coat all the pieces. Roast on the top …