Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hemp Dill Dressing & Dip, Butternut Pepitas, & Savviness!

I don't know why but this cracked me up way more than it should have this morning.  

Yesterday I didn't feel as hungry and I'm chalking it up to the morning Multigrain Hot Cereal I blogged about yesterday.  I had more today.  It was pretty tasty.

It seems like the guys are doing well with their challenge.  The 3 of them - with the 3 significant others - are in a group text and we have been getting updates often.

As for me - my no pasta and no bread streak remains!  

2 nights ago I made a Hemp Dill Dressing/Dip that turned out well.  The only downside is that now I'm almost out of Hemp Seeds.

1/2 C Hemp Seeds
1/4 C Water
1 tea Wildtree Garlic Galore (or Minced Garlic)
1 Quick squirt of Yellow Mustard
1 tea Dried or Fresh Minced Onion
1 T Balsamic 
1 T Maple Syrup
1/4 C Grapeseed Oil
1 T Dill
Sea Salt to taste (I used about 1/2 T)

My parents spent a long weekend in the Finger Lakes touring wine country and brought back some of these for me!  They are marked VEGAN right on the bag and only contain Butternut Squash Seeds and Sea Salt.  I'm glad they aren't overly salty.  They are JUST RIGHT!  A few handfuls of these bad boys got me thru work yesterday!

These seeds are high in Vitamin and beneficial antioxidants like lutein and beta-carotene. These are the same seeds they roast and press to create their butternut squash seed oil.  The seeds have hulls that are softened by brining and roasting and do not need to be removed before eating; they should be eaten whole.


  1. I've never seen butternut squash seeds sold anywhere, that's realy cool. Do they taste similar to pumpkin seeds?

    1. Yup! They pretty much tasty the same but totally fill that savory flavor need too!

  2. Yum, never tried butternut squash seeds, but will try saving and baking them from now on - thanks.

    1. I would like to try cajun flavored and a chipotle lime type flavor on them

  3. I love having pumpkin seeds as fall snacks; I'll have to keep an eye out for butternut squash seeds now!