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What Would You Make?

Okay, here's the deal: You are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/ girlfriend/ spouse/ child/ friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.

Since today is Halloween, you're bound to have pumpkin seeds on hand. You also have fresh leeks and a thick chunk of Parmesan reggiano cheese. Using these ingredients, along with whatever staples you currently have in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make? Tell me in the comments section below!

To see what I would make,

  1. First I would toast the pumpkin seeds.
  2. I usually have puff pastry in my freezer so I would take some out and use the crust to make a simple tart crust.
  3. Next I would sauté the leeks until soft and mix with lightly beaten eggs, a few tablespoons of milk, a bunch of freshly grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  4. I would bake the tart in the oven until puffy and crisp.
  5. When it's done I would sprinkle the toasted pumpkin seeds over the top and serve with a glass of chilled Rosé!

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Join The Conversation
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I was thinking potato and leek soup with pumpkin seed garnish and baked "crackers' made from shredded baked parmesan.
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
That is a really hard combo! I like meijan's frittata idea though.
meijan415 meijan415 9 years
cheese and leek frittata, and the toasted spicy pumpkin seeds on top for contrast in texture and taste.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
pumpkin seed pesto! With toasted garlic bread..mmmm
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I would make pumpkin ravioli with leek and sage broth :)
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I would do the same as Mayara but serve it over a whole wheat pizza crust! I would add sliced tomatos as well.
mayara mayara 9 years
I would make a pumpkin "cream" pasta sauce using canned pumpkin, fat-free evaporated milk, white wine, and spices; I almost always have the pumpkin and the milk, and often have some variety of white wine, as I like the stuff but rarely actually drink it. I'd use whatever kind of pasta I currently have, and top it all with sauteed leeks, roasted pumpkin seeds, and freshly shredded cheese.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I think a nice cheesy rice pilaf. Very Simple to make and great for a chilly fall night.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
geez.. I would have no idea!
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