Pumpkin Seeds

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I didn’t carve any pumpkins this year… but I did buy a few and I felt that it was their time to be repurposed before they start to rot. So, what I did was cut my pumpkins in half with a machete, removed the seeds, and baked the pumpkin in the oven at 350F for the dogs. Once the pumpkin was tender, I scooped out the flesh and mixed it with boiled potato. For dinner the dogs got (unseasoned of course) pumpkin, potato, and boiled chicken… lucky dogs. Pumpkin is high in fiber and generally ok for dogs but some could have a sensitivity to it.

I soaked the pumpkin seeds overnight in saltwater then let them air dry for a few hours the next day. Finally, I put them on a baking sheet in a single layer, seasoned them with my favorite seasoned salt, and put them in the oven at 350F for about 10 minutes or until most of the seeds are lightly browned. Hit your seeds with a little more seasoning once they are done. Spicy seasonings are great seasoning alternatives to just simply salting. This year I used a habenero lime chilli seasoning. Cinnamon and sugar is another great alternative.