Easiest Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Ever!

pumpkin-seeds

Seriously, this is the easiest, yummiest roasted pumpkin seeds you will ever make because let’s be real. Who has time for fancy flavored pumpkin seeds?!

Here’s the short version:

  1.  Pick pumpkin seeds from pumpkin guts

  2.  Dump seeds into colander and rinse the heck out of them.

  3.  Shake and shake the salt onto pumpkin seeds

  4.  Pour some (yes, exactly “some”) olive oil on pumpkin seeds and mix

  5.  Pour pumpkin seeds straight from colander to cookie sheet

  6.  Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes at 300 degrees

That’s it! They are easy and sooooo yummy! We pulled out seeds as we were carving pumpkins this weekend and roasted our first batch and they were SO GOOD we had to make more! We were seriously digging through the pumpkin guts for more seeds to roast!

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If you need more special instructions, see below:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Don’t bother dirtying up any more dishes than you have to. Use your hands and dig through those guts (If you can’t tell, I love the word GUTS!) and pick out all the seeds you want.

pumpkin seeds

Put them straight in the colander and put the colander in the sink. We have one of those awesome sprayer faucets and I just sprayed the heck out of the pumpkin seeds until they started to look white again and actually like pumpkin seeds. Shake the colander a little to get the extra water out. Don’t bother “patting dry” because as simple as that sounds….its not.

No need to measure the salt or olive oil. I just shook the salt until there was too much and then I salted them a little more. Then I just drizzled the olive oil on the top. I didn’t measure but it was probably no more than 2 tablespoons (for those of you who need measurements!).

It’s now time for messy hands 2.0. Get your hands in there and mix the seeds, oil and salt together.

Now just straight up pour the seed/salt/olive oil mixture onto a cookie sheet. You can cover the cookie sheet with foil if you want. Yeah, there will be a little juice or “slime” but it will all be gone after you cook the seeds. Spread the seeds out so they are just one layer deep.

seeds in oven

Bake in your oven for 30-35 minutes. It might be more depending on your oven and how roasted you like them. We found for our oven, 36 minutes was the sweet spot, but we like ours pretty brown and roasted.

Enjoy your roasted pumpkin seeds and the extra fiber that comes with it!

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DIY After Sun Cream

After sun cream

So let me tell you a little about myself. I have very fare skin. I mean, I am PALE! I have very light skin that loves to get burned very quickly if I forget to put some sun protection on (let’s do a sunscreen post another time).

This weekend I was helping with our church wide garage sale. The day started off wonderfully. The breeze was nice and the clouds were keeping the sun at bay, but soon the sun started to peek around the clouds. I was offered sunscreen early in the morning, but decided to wait a little…yeah, oops! We got really busy and sunscreen slipped my mind! Yup, sure enough, I came home burned to a crisp! Well, really only on the left side of my body. I scrambled for something strong to help with the sunburn, but realized I didn’t really have anything. I then realized that a sunburn is hurt/damaged skin and I should be very aware of what type of creams I put on it for healing. I then decided to whip up my own after-sun cream and it works SO WELL!! Here is what I used:

Supplies Needed:
A Small Mason jar with lid
1/2 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
4 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons of Almond Oil
4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (get the oil here)
2 Drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil (get the oil here)

If you want, you can also add 2-3 Drop of Helichrysum Essential Oil.

Directions:
Mix the gel and the oils together in the jar. Add the essential oils last and mix them in.
Apply generously over sunburned area every few hours.

Seriously, that’s it!
It feels wonderful on my burned skin and helped it heal so much faster than traditional after-sun creams!

If you want to make it SUPER simple (or you don’t have all the ingredients) Just simply add the aloe gel, the coconut oil and the lavender essential oil and it will still be a GREAT cream!

 

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