Did you know pumpkin seeds are considered as one of the healthiest seeds? They are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are beneficial to your immune system. You can get all the benefits by munching on plain pumpkin seeds, but that can get boring quickly. So how about trying something different and exciting with pumpkin seeds? You could add pumpkin seeds to soups, sauces, Thanksgiving stuffing and many other fall dishes.
Cold cucumber soup with toasted pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds make an excellent garnish for soups like this creamy cucumber soup. For a flavour boost, roast the pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet before adding them to this easy recipe for a refreshing spring or summer treat.
Spelt bread gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and capers
Beautiful paleo nut and seed granola made with almonds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. This easy nut & seed granola recipe – the perfect post-workout breakfast – is packed with healthy fats and iron-rich ingredients. This tasty granola is gluten-free and naturally sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup. It’s best served with milk or yoghurt and fresh seasonal fruit.
Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Soft and moist, these pumpkin cupcakes are topped with a delightful cream cheesefrosting and garnished with pumpkin seeds. Spiced to perfection, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table.
Great for brunch, lunch, or dinner, this homemade pumpkin bread recipe may be one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. It’s bursting with pumpkin flavour, and each slice is incredibly moist. Pumpkin bread is an ideal way to use up those pumpkin puree cans you bought at the first hint of fall, and makes a great holiday gift.
Fonio is the all-but-forgotten African grain that could pep up your cooking and save the world, according to chef Pierre Thiam. Kiki Aranita went to watch him in action, and spoke to him about this ancient ingredient.