Hello lovely readers!
I am sorry that my posting this week has been sporadic. Chase leaves for active duty in a couple days and I will not be able to see him for a month—boo! Consequently, I will have all the time in the world to post after he leaves, but this week it is not may #1 priority.
Chase will miss Halloween, which makes me SO sad. We are attempting to make up for it by doing many autumnal activities this week. Today I am roasting pumpkin seeds and tonight we will be making a pumpkin pie from a sugar pumpkin.
While I will not be partaking in the pie—we are making a gluten crust because Chase is gifting it to several fellow doctors.
If you have never made a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin, you really must do it at least once! It tastes different from canned pumpkin pie–both delicious in their own right.
Chase is dying since he cannot eat a piece; however, being the amazing wife that I am (Ha!), I poured extra filling in several ramekins. When they came out of the oven, his gobbled the first one up before I could even take a picture.
Don’t let the ugliness fool you. I took a bite of it and it tastes even better than I remember. I actually am not a big pumpkin pie fan, but I do love at least one big bite!
While I may not be partaking in the pie, I will definitely be eating my share of pumpkin seeds—a lovely Paleo treat!
I like to keep it simple with pumpkin seeds: One batch sweet, one batch salty.
For sweet half of the seeds, I coated them in a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.
For the salty seeds, I drizzled them in olive oil and sprinkled them with salt.
I then baked them at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
I love having pumpkin seeds and a tall glass of iced tea for a morning or afternoon snack–so delicious and so filling.
Pumpkin seeds are incredibly healthy. They serve as an excellent source of fiber, protein, and Vitamin E. The fat they contain is all mono-unsaturated, so it is the super healthy fat. This is what makes them such an amazing snack–they truly satiate you!
Do you like pumpkin pie? Have you ever roasted pumpkin seeds? Do you like sweet or savory seasoning?