It is time for pumpkins! Recently I went for my annual walk in the Littleton Historical Museum's pumpkin patch. While pumpkin pie is a well known tasty treat, this happy round vegetable can also be made into a delicious coconut-curry-pumpkin stew. Additionally, do not underestimate the power of seeds. Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of omega-3 oils. Omega-3’s support brain function, reduce inflammation, and help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. Toasted pumpkin seeds tossed lightly in: salt, cinnamon and sugar, tamari, or Braggs. This is a delicious treat that I look forward to each Fall. Alternatively, raw pumpkin seeds can be sprinkled year round on top of a salad, or mixed in with some freshly made steel cut oats with cranberries, chia seeds, and walnuts. So even if you are not one to carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns around Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, harvest those pumpkin seeds – they are great for your health!
- Pumpkin seeds and the health benefits of Omega-3 oils: from the University of Maryland’s Medical Center.
- Coconut curry pumpkin soup recipe
- Littleton Historic Museum