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I’m so excited that our weekly CSA now includes squash! It’s so much fun to make dishes with the multitude of awesome cold-weather squashes, including spaghetti, acorn, delicata, and butternut varieties. There are loads of excellent ways to prepare squashes, including the simple method of just slicing and baking them with a touch of salt and a rub of coconut oil. But what to do with the seeds inside? You don’t have to throw them away or send them to the compost bin!

Next time you making a squash dish, I suggest saving the seeds and baking them. They make a nutritious, satisfying snack or salad topper. Into high raw? A few of these on top of a raw dish like zucchini or kelp noodles would be absolutely amazing. Feel free to experiment and spice these to your liking!

Spiced Cheesy Roasted Squash Seeds

Ingredients:

Squash seeds (pretty much any kind will do! This time I used acorn squash)

1 tsp coconut oil or coconut oil spray

1-2 tsp nutritional yeast

1 dash salt

1 dash pepper

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions:

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees, or until they’ve reached their desired crispness. Be careful not to over-roast them or they’ll burn!

Hooray for fall! ;)

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Note: Please excuse the lame photo quality! All I had was my phone's camera and this recipe was too awesome not to share.

There’s something decidedly magical about kabocha squash. It bakes and steams beautifully, and adds flavor and texture to salads and main dishes. Kabocha is great enjoyed with a bit of salt and a touch of any high-quality oil of choice. But what to do with kabocha innards?

I decided to write this post for anyone who’s open to reaching into kabocha’s gooey abyss and turn its seeds into crunchy yummy goodness. Yes!

Kabocha squash is so beautiful!

Here’s what I ended up doing: First, I cleaned off the seeds and rinsed and dried them. Then, I coated them in coconut oil, added some hemp seeds, salt, lemon juice, pepper and a dash of maca (so queer!), and baked the mixture in the oven for 35 minutes on 375 degrees. Magic! Feel free to experiment with quantities of maca. Enjoy!

Lemony Maca Kabocha Squash And Hemp Seeds (gluten-free, vegan, soy-free)

Ingredients:

Kabocha squash seeds

Hemp Seeds

Lemon Juice

Pepper (optional)

Salt (optional, but I think it helps)

Maca (optional, but I think it REALLY helps)

Coconut oil

Bake for 35-40 minutes on 375 degrees. Enjoy!

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