Roasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds

Yes, you read that right, roasted SPAGHETTI SQUASH seeds!  Most of us have roasted pumpkin seeds after carving a Jack-O-Lantern, but who says you have to stop there?? Many other squashes have seeds inside them, so why not roast them up too!  And since I was cooking a spaghetti squash today, those were the seeds I chose.

I don’t know about you, but when taking the seeds out of a pumpkin my least favorite part is removing all the guts! So roasting seeds from a smaller squash means there’s less guts to deal with!  Woo Hoo!

After separating the seeds from the squash “guts” I rinsed them clean and patted then dry with a towel.  I then let them dry over night in a little dish, but that step isn’t 100% necessary.

 

Once the seeds are dry a spread them out on a baking sheet and drizzled them with a bit of oil and seasoning.

 

You can use any oil and seasoning you like here, but today I chose to use avocado oil and Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salt.  You could go super simple with just salt or go crazy with all different spices or even go sweet with something like cinnamon sugar or pumpkin spice!

I then baked the seeds at 350 degree for 30 minutes, stirring the seeds around every 10 minutes to allow even toasting.

And BAM, you’re done! I ate these seeds as a snack, but they would be great tossed in a salad or even thrown on top of some store bought hummus to jazz it up.  How you enjoy these seeds is up to you!

Ingredients

  • Any Squash of you’re cooking up  (I used Spaghetti Squash)
  • Preferred oil (I use Avocado)
  • Seasoning (salty, savory, spicy, sweet…whatever tickles your fancy! I used TJ’s seasoning salt)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

While oven preheats, removes seeds for squash, rinse clean, and pat dry with towel.

Place cleaned/dried seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil of choice followed by seasoning of choice.  you don’t need to measure anything out here just eyeball it, but don’t be shy with the seasoning!

Tossed the seeds around so they are fully coated in oil/ seasoning, and shake into a single layer

Bake seeds for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to help seeds brown evenly and avoid burning

 

I know many of us cook up  some sort of squash on Thanksgiving, so next Thursday when your prepping your squash for the big meal, don’t forget to save those seeds!

 

Cheers!

Traci

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2017

Oh the beloved Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  It’s a sale I look forward to every year. Why?  Because it allows you to pick up some really excellent quality clothing for the present, as well as for the season ahead at a deep discounted price! This year I promised myself I wouldn’t go too crazy and stick to a budget considering that we are currently in the whirlwind of a kitchen remodel.  So I stuck to finding a few basics that I could wear now, as well as incorporate into my fall/winter wardrobe.  I also chose items that are easy to mix and match with other items I already have so I can put together the most outfit options possible!

Links to each item will be at the bottom of this post if you’d like to snag these pieces for yourself!  Nordstrom Card holders get early access to this sale from July 13-20, and then on July 21st it will available to the public until August 6th!  So don’t miss out!

This top jumped out at me because one it’s grey (black, white, grey, and taupe are always my go to shades!) and it’s striped!  I’m obsessed with striped clothing, love me some stripes!  The fact that it’s long sleeved, but light weight  makes it so I’m able to wear it now on a cooler summer night, but then also wear it this fall/winter with some layering action.

I’m typically a tank top wearing gal, tee shirts not so much!  I really love the fit of this one below though, as well as the pocket detail.  As of lately I’ve really been attracted to this olive-y green color too….so you might see it coming into my wardrobe more often!  Both these tops are under $20 during this sale, woop!

These skinny jeans are so not my typical pick.  In fact they are the first light colored jeans I’ve bought in probably 10 years and the first pair of distressed jeans I’ve bought EVER!  Dark denim has been my got to for quite a while for its classy sleekness, but this pair won me over.  The feel and comfort blew me away and for under $50, they were a for sure winner.

Faux Leather Leggings!!! I actually saw a sales associate carrying these and asked her where to find them!  And lucky for me they were indeed part of the sale (YES!) They’re a fun edgy piece, they’re pants (which I desperately need for the upcoming cooler months, (dresses during the winter just won’t work like they did in Southern California!) and I’m sorry, but as soon as I put them on, I felt HOTT!!!

And last, but certainly not least, this leather jacket!  I’ve been on the hunt for a BLACK leather jacket for a while now because I feel like it’s a classic timeless piece that you can wear for a really long time, and being black it can almost go with any outfit.  This was the first item I found on my shopping day and I couldn’t be happier!  The fitted style and off center zipper are probably my most favorite details, with the partially zippered wrists and the fact that it’s $100 off during this sale as close runner ups!

 

Stripped Grey Long Sleeve Pocket Tee by BP here

Dark Olive Rounded V-neck Tee by Caslon here

Chelsea Ripped Skinny Jeans by Vigoss here

Faux Leather Leggings by SPANX here

Leather Jacket by Halogen here

Older items shown, but not featured at sale

Black wedges by Jeffery Campbell

Black heels by Calvin Klein

ELSA PERETTI® Open Heart Pendent Necklace by Tiffany & Co

Taupe tank top with zipper pocket TJ Maxx ($5!!!)

Camel Wedge Sandals – random brand from random boutique on Catalina Island LOL!

 

Cheers! (to an amazing sale!)

 

Traci

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