In the Kitchen
(Image: Adam James) The following recipe is from Sandor Katz’s “Fermentation Journeys” by Sandor Ellix Katz (Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2021)...View the Recipe
Pepitas—AKA pumpkin seeds—add delicious crunch whatever you add them to. When you dress them up a little, you’re more likely to add them to your diet.
Toss them with coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon, and you add warm, deep flavor in every bite.
They’re perfect to sprinkle on fall salads, butternut squash soup, and even desserts like a healthy chocolate pudding.
Of course, you can also just keep a bag in your purse and grab a handful when you need a quick, yummy, nutritious snack.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Pepitas are rich in a few important, tricky-to-find nutrients. These include, magnesium (which plays a role in bone health, sleep, and PMS relief) and zinc (which is important for brain health and thyroid function). Cinnamon is a great source of manganese and calcium, and boosts brain health while also helping control blood sugar. (What doesn’t cinnamon do?)