175 g mixed seeds (hemp, sesame and pumpkin are an ideal mix)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp tamari
Pepper or lemon juice, up to you.
Roast in an oven at 160°C for 5-10 minutes, or until starting to brown. Alternatively mix in a pan and cook over low heat or until pumpkin seeds start to pop – about 10 minutes. Stir, cooking for a further minute. Briefly roasting seeds like this helps the digestion by breaking down the inhibiting enzymes (though not present in hemp seed). Russians pack their pockets with sunflower seeds, as some of the Chinese, Indians and Nepalese do with hemp seeds. The old Russian Czar’s army was given them as rations. Very high in potassium they are an ideal snack.