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Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

Cakes and Cookies

When I think spring I think nature, sun, flowers, blossom, fresh, life, new and much more. But then I look out the window here in Halifax and I can’t help but thinking gray, rain, wet and windy.  No, I’m not pessimistic by nature, don’t get me wrong but seriously, how many sunless days can one person take? The sun must be on its way here by now.

So what do I do to shake off the dreary weather? I think positive, I smile, I look at the beautiful sunflower bouquet my husband bought me yesterday and I go to the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market!

The market is indoors so once you go in you can’t help but focusing on the beauty and variety inside rather than on the gray and wet outside. I love everything about the Seaport Farmers Market, the atmosphere, the music, the people, the fresh produce, the variety, smell and of course the inspiration I get from it. Luckily this month I get to translate the inspiration into a recipe and enter a contest. What contest? Well, the “Halifax Food Bloggers in association with the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market are having a recipe contest called “Farm Market Table” and as a challenge fanatic I just have to enter. What I need to do is use fresh Farmers Market Produce to create an original recipe. I know, it sounds easy, but believe me, once you see the variety the Farmers Market has to offer, you’ll be confused. So I went for the easy and fast recipe; why? Because to be honest, that’s how I like it J and besides if I can create something sweet and yummy from fresh ingredients that the kids are going to love, I’m in.

I decided to make Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites! Sounds yummy right? Well, you’ll be surprised to know that this recipe calls for 3 ingredients only and uses only 1 mixing bowl! It calls for eggs which I got from the “Hill Crest Farm” booth at the market, Cacao Powder which I got from the “Rawthentic Chocolate” booth at the market and finally for the main ingredient which is the sugar and cinnamon coated pumpkin seeds (roasted right there!) from “Maritime Gourmet Nut Company”.

And I figured that with the weather we got this past week, a few chocolate pumpkin seed bites with a cup of hot cocoa will do the job. I was right.

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Sweet
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Serves: 15 Cookies
 
3 ingredients, 1 bowl, 1 trip to the market. This is all it takes to make these amazingly yummy and crunchy bites.
Ingredients
  • 145gr Sugar Coated Pumpkin Seeds (Can be substituted with 145gr pumpkin seeds and ⅓ cup sugar)
  • 1 Egg White
  • ½ tsp Cocoa Powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Whisk the egg white and cocoa powder with a fork/ whisker until even and smooth (if you substituted the sugar coated pumpkin seeds with seeds and sugar this is where you add the sugar)
  4. Add in the pumpkin seeds and mix together until seeds are fully coated
  5. Scoop the mix with a teaspoon and place on the baking sheet
  6. Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before removing from baking sheet

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites on baking sheet

Update and disclosure: I also entered this recipe to the 2nd annual cookie contest (Christmas In July) sponsored by “Eat In Eat Out Magazine” (www.eatineatout.ca).

As a proud member of FBC (www.foodbloggersofcanada.com) I am entitled to participate in this contest (Contest Page) so I figured – Why not? 🙂 Wish me luck!!

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

When I think spring I think nature, sun, flowers, blossom, fresh, life, new and much more. But then I look out the window here in Halifax and I can’t help but thinking gray, rain, wet and windy.  No, I’m not pessimistic by nature, don’t get me wrong but seriously, how many sunless days can one […]

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Eggs in the Nest – A Creative Breakfast

Home Made Cooking

When I was about 10 or 11 I got my first cooking book. I remember being so excited because I really liked the thought I could make my own food. Of course, the recipes in the book were designed for kids, and so they were mainly recipes for cookies, sandwiches, hot cocoa and breakfast. One of the breakfast serving tips there actually stuck with me and to this day, I still serve that breakfast exactly like in the book. It’s called “Eggs in the nest” and the reason for this name is the shape and preparation method of this breakfast egg. All in all it’s a sunny side up 🙂 but when you make it with the butter fried bread around it, it turns into a royal breakfast. I’m an adult now, so for me it’s a nice breakfast with some sweet memories on the side, but the kids adored the idea; especially after I redesigned it for them 🙂

Eggs in the Nest - A Creative Breakfast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1 Person
 
A creative and delicious way to serve breakfast. Kids and adults will like it a lot!
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Using a glass or cookie cutter, cut a circle in the middle of the bread slice.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Place the bread on the melted butter for about 3-4 minutes until the bottom of it is brown and nicely fried.
  4. Turn the bread slice to the other side and pour the egg into the whole you pre- cut in the middle.
  5. Let it fry for about 3-4 minutes until the egg is ready and the egg white is solid white.
  6. Remove from skillet, decorate and serve.

When I was about 10 or 11 I got my first cooking book. I remember being so excited because I really liked the thought I could make my own food. Of course, the recipes in the book were designed for kids, and so they were mainly recipes for cookies, sandwiches, hot cocoa and breakfast. One […]

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Shakshuka – The Ultimate Brunch

Home Made Cooking

The ultimate Israeli brunch on a Saturday is “Shakshuka”. Shakshuka is basically a sunny side up omelet on a tomato mix base. Some like it spicy and some don’t but everyone likes it with a good piece of fresh bread on the side. Read More

The ultimate Israeli brunch on a Saturday is “Shakshuka”. Shakshuka is basically a sunny side up omelet on a tomato mix base. Some like it spicy and some don’t but everyone likes it with a good piece of fresh bread on the side.

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Deviled Eggs with Cottage Cheese and Herbs

Home Made Cooking

Ever since I can remember myself I loved deviled eggs. I remember my mom used to make them when we expected guests or celebrated something. I know now that it’s funny I always waited for this special treat, because after all it’s just a hard boiled egg. So yesterday I celebrated, well…Wednesday, by making deviled eggs.

The truth is that I was tired of omelets or scrambled eggs and I wanted something that I like eating and the kids would love as well, because whether you like it or not, deviled eggs have some kind of gimmick in them.

The traditional deviled eggs are made with mayo, but I decided I’d make a healthier version and to be honest I always thought it’s pretty weird to use an egg product in hard boiled eggs 🙂

Anyway, I used cottage cheese instead of the mayo and that was a big hit! I also added some dill to make it “lighter”. The kids obviously loved it and even my husband, who refrains from eating deviled eggs, ate them and said their good. So that’s the secret apparently – no mayo.

Deviled Eggs with cottage cheese

 

Deviled Eggs with Cottage Cheese and Herbs
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Serves: 8 Halves
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 4 tsp Cottage Cheese
  • ½ tsp Chopped Dill
  • Salt to taste
  • Sprinkle with Za’atar
Instructions
  1. Cut eggs in half and empty the hard boiled egg yolks into a small bowl.
  2. Add the Cottage Cheese to the egg yolks. Add the dill and salt and mix until combined.
  3. Using a teaspoon, stuff each egg white with the cottage filling.
  4. Sprinkle with Za’atar.

 

Deviled Eggs with cottage cheese

 

 

Deviled Eggs with cottage cheese

Ever since I can remember myself I loved deviled eggs. I remember my mom used to make them when we expected guests or celebrated something. I know now that it’s funny I always waited for this special treat, because after all it’s just a hard boiled egg. So yesterday I celebrated, well…Wednesday, by making deviled […]

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Jachnun – A Yemenite brunch

Home Made Cooking

How I loved waking up on a Saturday morning, to the smell of freshly made Jachnun.

Jachnun (ג’חנון) is a Yemenite dish that’s usually made on a Saturday as it needs to spend 10 hours on a Shabbat Plate or in the oven. It is made of mostly flour and even though it’s not too hard to make, it requires a lot of physical strength 🙂 Read More

How I loved waking up on a Saturday morning, to the smell of freshly made Jachnun. Jachnun (ג’חנון) is a Yemenite dish that’s usually made on a Saturday as it needs to spend 10 hours on a Shabbat Plate or in the oven. It is made of mostly flour and even though it’s not too […]

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