I was looking for meals perfect for Fall that my family haven't tried. Then I noticed Pumpkin Seed Oil at the grocery store. It's pumpkin, hello?! The most ideal ingredient you can use for this season! What do you think? :)
Honestly though, I haven't tried it ever. This will be the first time I am actually going to use it. I really find it interesting because I eat pumpkin seeds a lot, since I was a kid!
Thankfully, there's a lot of recipe sites though only a few features great and user-rated recipes using pumpkin seed oil. As I shared with you before, I always and only use recipes rated 4.5 to 5 (highest). This Pumpkin Salad Dressing Recipe was rated perfect! I just go to try it. But before I start, I just wanted to make sure I thank Thorsten, for sharing this wonderful recipe via Food.com. If you check link to the recipe, you'll notice it has honey, but I do not have one at home so I substituted pancake syrup instead. Almost comparable with regards to sweetness and consistency anyway.
Anyway, for this recipe, I asked my husband's thoughts. He said he can't complain about the dressing. He loved it and even told me to prepare more for our guests next week! I promised I will but I'd have to do it a few hours before actually using it to preserve it's freshness. He's got a comment about the ingredients I put in the salad though. He said with a dressing like pumpkin seed oil, I should not use croutons because they tend to absorb a lot of dressing that it loses it's crunchiness. It also makes it too flavorful that doesn't taste good anymore. He next time, I better put on bleu cheese. Yes, bleu, because the recipe was made by a French, at least that's what I think. LOL!
Wait, I almost forgot about the dessert. I guess he was too full to even try it so I was the one who ate it. For this Roasted Walnut Cookie Crumble Muffin, I used basic butter cake recipe and added some crushed oreo cookies! Also, a few minutes before actually removing it from the oven, I sprayed some roasted walnut oil on top for a nutty taste. The rest, I just added for presentation. :)LaTourangelle.com, you might just your own set of favorite oils! They even have organic and Non-GMO ones. The non-aerosol propellent-free spray oils I believe are one of their newer products. Don't you love the products' aesthetic look? I sure do!
Now... I guess my husband would be delighted if I serve him this kind of food everyday. Looks and tastes like take-out meals from the restaurant, tee-hee! I think I'll look and experiment more recipes using oil. I just noticed they add a unique flavor to everyday meals. Next time, I hope to prepare a meal using the roasted walnut oil.
How about you, what kind of oil do you usually use? What do you have at home?
I was not paid to do a review of the products mentioned above. I was given samples to facilitate my review but everything was based on my honest opinion of the product.