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Pumpkin seeds

29 Oct

Here’s what I did with the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkins we carved!

First, I separated the seeds from the stringy pulp from the pumpkin, and washed the seeds thoroughly.  Drain.

Wash and drain seeds

Wash and drain seeds

Then I spread the seeds on a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Coat the seeds with olive oil and salt. let stand for 24 – 48 hrs.

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Preheat oven to 325’F.  Remove parchment paper, and toast seeds in the oven for about 40 min. stirring occasionally.

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They are simple and delicious!

Red Bean Salad

19 Jun

Red bean Salad 

Red Bean Salad

Red Bean Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of Red Kidney Beans 
  • Red Onion (about 1/3 cup) 
  • Cilantro (about 1/2 cup) (I love cilantro, so I put alot!) 
  • Sea Salt (to your liking)
  • Olive Oil (enough to coat all ingredients)
  • Red Wine Vinegar (to your liking) 
Ingredients

Ingredients

Dice red onions and cilantro, preferably into tiny pieces.  Drain the liquid from the beans in the cans.    

Mix diced ingredients and beans in a bowl

Mix diced ingredients and beans in a bowl

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Start with small amounts of salt and red wine vinegar, then mix, then taste, then add some more, until you get “Ummm.”  

Seasoning Ingredients

Seasoning Ingredients

 

 

Mix and let it marinate

Mix and let it marinate

Let it marinate and enjoy!       

 

 

Kale chips!

30 Mar

I made Kale chips, and it was delicious!  Even the kids loved them!

It tastes like bok choy when it is deep fried.

The process was easy.  I had 2 enthusiastic helpers, so it was a fun activity all around.

1. Pre heat the oven to 300 degrees (F)

2. Wash the kale leaves.  Cut off the inner stem, and rip the leaves in medium sizes.  I had the kids use paper towel to eliminate water from the leaves.  (make sure the leaves are dry.)

Kids drying the leaves

Kids drying the leaves

 

Washed Kale chips

Washed Kale leaves

3. Spread the kale leaves on a baking sheet.  Drizzle olive oil.  Mix them and coat them well and spread them on the baking sheet in an equal layer.

Kale leaves drizzled with olive oil

Kale leaves drizzled with olive oil

 

Kale leaves ready to go in the oven

Kale leaves ready to go in the oven

4. Put in the oven.  Roast about 30 – 40 min until the leaves are crisp.  Check on them so that they crisp evenly (turn the leaves when you see parts crisp more than others.)

Roasted kale chips

Roasted kale chips

5. Sprinkle sea salt and enjoy!

We love kale chips!

We love kale chips!

Since I was in a veggie-chip-making kind of a mood, I also roasted shredded carrots.  They did not crisp like the kale, but it was still yummy.

Yummy! Yummy! Happy! Happy!!!