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    • icecoolbabe
    • By icecoolbabe 22nd May 06, 3:57 PM
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    Pumpkin and sunflower seeds - what to do with them?
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    • 22nd May 06, 3:57 PM
    Pumpkin and sunflower seeds - what to do with them? 22nd May 06 at 3:57 PM
    I bought a bag of each and apart from putting them on porridge or museli or yoghurt, where else can I put them?

    Are they any good in slow cooker casseroles?

    Also, can I just put them in the breadmaker along with the other ingredients?

    I'm trying to buy a supposedly 'good for you' item each week to try it. Seems I bought two!
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    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 22nd May 06, 3:58 PM
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    i add them to any cookies / cakes / flapjacks / bread i make
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    • By icecoolbabe 22nd May 06, 3:59 PM
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    That has to be the fastest ever reply!
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    • 22nd May 06, 4:21 PM
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    As a snack you can toast them in then add a little soy sauce and honey to them in the pan, once cooled they are lovely
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    • 22nd May 06, 5:16 PM
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    I toast them and sprinkle them on top of salad....
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    From The World'sHealthiest Foods
    Pumpkin seeds
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    serving suggestions and health benefits.
    • skystar
    • By skystar 22nd May 06, 5:48 PM
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    I mix pumpkin and sunflower seeds into cereal (normally bran flakes or special K) along with some dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, etc).
    • Crispy Ambulance
    • By Crispy Ambulance 22nd May 06, 6:40 PM
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    • 22nd May 06, 6:40 PM
    I keep a mix of both in a jar near the table and sprinkle them on salads. Also nice toasted and stirred into pasta with some pesto.
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    • 22nd May 06, 8:09 PM
    Sprinkle pumkin seeds on top of a pizza about five minutes before it's ready to come out of the oven. Really delicious.
    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 22nd May 06, 8:28 PM
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    I whizz a few handfulls up in my food processor and add to bread (just reduce the amount of flour used) after the second kneading cycle sprinkle a few on the top of the loaf as it bakes.

    I try to eat the seeds as a healthy snack when I have an energy lull (somehow a biscuit and a coffee always seems more appealing but I do try!) I've found that mixing sunflower and pumpkins seeds together tastes better than either eaten on their own (if that makes any sense)
  • Yikes
    They would also be good in an Asian-style stir fry of vegetables and any meat you wanted to put in. Probably better to have the pumpkin seeds hulled for this; for snacking, I prefer to have them in the hulls. They are also great in baking -- substitute for any other kind of nuts, or just toss in a handful. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, and have a good food processor, you can make either one of these into a "butter" to spread on toast, etc. Drizzle in a bit of oil as you're processing them, until the texture's how you like it. Keep it in a closed jar in the fridge, and stir it up before use.
  • kittiwoz
    I use them in salads, on pizza and in home made pasta sauces. I whizz them up with oil, cheese, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and a cooked vegtable to make pesto style sauces. I have done this with peas, broad beans, peppers and squash before. I also sometimes chop the same ingredients and toss them in hot oil then stir through pasta. I use one or the other or both mixed together depending on what other flavours I'm using.

    I also use sunflower seeds in biscuits and flapjacks with sultanas or dried cranberries. I wouldn't use pumpkin seeds in sweet baked goods because I find the taste too strong but I think they'd be good in breads or savoury biscuits for cheese.
    • juno
    • By juno 22nd May 06, 9:55 PM
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    I give em to my parrot!
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