Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Mmmm, this pumpkin seed pesto sounds wonderful!

SABOR

We humans are a wasteful bunch, especially when it comes to food.  Think about the last time you threw out half an apple or tossed the skins of your soon-to-be-mashed potatoes.  We’ve been unconsciously trained to follow certain formulas when playing in the kitchen: if the recipe doesn’t call for the entire fruit or vegetable, the remainder belongs in the trash.

Let’s use pumpkins as an example.  Every Halloween you buy a few to carve with your children or your tipsy friends.  Newspapers are spread on the floor, ceremonial knives are brandished, and pretty soon the walls are dripping with bright-orange pumpkin guts.  Ninety percent of those guts end up in the trash.  The rest become wallpaper or hair gel, depending on the number of cocktails poured that evening.  Halloween is great.

But every now and then, some culinary genius decides to save the pumpkin guts for future consumption.  Said…

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