Toasted Seeds

Dave has salad for lunch everyday at work, and to take it from boring to extra-ordinary, I made these toasted seeds. They add a nice bit of crunch to the salad leaves. And I can play around with the spices for different flavours.

Toasted Seeds
Toasted Seeds
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Once upon a time South Africa had an amazing State Owned Airline. I was a Voyager member from the first time I flew with them. And when we could get Voyager linked credit cards I did just that. South African Airways flew directly from Cape Town to London, making our overseas trips to see friends and family a breeze. And if we were going to Europe we could fly into Germany either on SAA or Lufthansa or via Switzerland on Swiss Airways. For years we accumulated and used our Miles. But then someone was put in charge who thought it was a good idea to sell all the planes SAA owned. This of course showed a good ‘profit’ for the year. But it also meant they had to lease all their planes back. That person left with a golden handshake and we were left with no planes.

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The next person did one better. They gave up the Cape Town to London landing slot at Heathrow. So, if Dave and I wanted to fly with our national carrier we had to layover in Johannesburg. One stupid idea after another, coupled with corruption has led to the collapse of the airline. And the country has bailed it out time and time again! A total waste of our taxes if you ask me. I eventually cancelled our credit cards, and we were left with too few miles to fly anywhere. So yesterday I decided to use what we had to buy some wine. I thought that 8 bottles of wine was better than losing the miles. And at least we will get some enjoyment after our years of loyalty. If you are not South African, does your country have a national airline? And if so, is it self sufficient?

Toasted Seeds


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Toasted Seeds

These make for a great salad or oats topper
Recipe Category: Snacks
Makes enough for: 1 batch seeds
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  • 50 g sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
  • 30 g pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
  • 20 g linseeds, lightly toasted
  • 10 g sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • spices for sprinkling *


  • Once you have toasted all of the seeds, place them into a bowl and sprinkle with your chosen spice/s
  • Place into an airtight container and use as needed


* you can use ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, smoked paprika or any other spice that takes your fancy
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8 thoughts on “Toasted Seeds

  1. Tandy – yes, I shall try this in your proportions and with your spice mix. Shades of Middle East and North Africa 🙂 !Very useful methinks to have in the pantry !! As you would know QANTAS has been our very highly regarded and safe airline for decades – don’t know about the current times . . . !!! Would you believe we regularly put our two daughters in its care to fly London et > Australia to grandparents on their own after 6 weeks or so in Europe as their school did not want them to miss more than three extra weeks each winter. First time when they were 6 and 8!! The airline travelled special ‘unaccompanied’ hostesses as there were so many kids enjoying the fairytale trip without parents bossing them around!!!!!

  2. I tend to sprinkle sesame seeds on just about everything! Well, we have Qantas airline which has made a huge profit this year but still charges like a wounded bull, cancels flights and loses your luggage!:=) I think an American bloke became the CEO and probably didn’t give a rat’s about it…

  3. Tandy, I echo Sherry’s comments about our national airline. I’m flying Singapore airline soon so we”ll see. I would have loved these seeds before I realised I couldn’t eat any seeds, my gut doesn’t like them. Can’t have it all unfortunately. I give them to friends though if they dine here.

  4. HI Tandy, it is best to stay as far away from South African parastatals as possible. That is why you’ve gone off grid. We are partially off grid and have a generator as a back up. We also have a borehole. I drive a 2 x 4 wheel drive that can cope with potholes. We only stay here because of family and the bush.

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