100 Happy Days – Day 25: Black Lentils

I’ll be honest. This day was a hectic, somewhat crappy day. One of those days when my kids are simultaneously screaming before 8:30 a.m.; also, one of those days when I asked myself, “Why did I become a teacher again?” Sigh. BUT. There was this bag of mysterious legumes I’d accidentally bought months ago, thinking they were Read More

100 Happy Days – Day 24: Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Our pie pumpkin was frozen on the doorstep after the first snows. Time to toast seeds! I followed this advice for getting them plump and salty, and then golden-brown.   MMMMMmmmmm! SO TASTY. (Plus: antioxidants, mineral nutrients – especially zinc, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.) *** [ad name=”Med Rec”] ***