Magic seed mix
Seeds and nuts are perfect brain food. Onion seeds are also known as Nigella seeds, and you will find them in good health food stores. Sumac is a dried berry and is traditionally used when lemons are out of season. It’s easy to find in health food shops and supermarkets.
This mix is perfect on its own as a snack, part of a lunchbox or, my favourite: with cheese and a crisp apple.
I haven’t given quantities here as this is a good chance to use up what you have in your cupboards. Feel free to use any nuts you like and to focus on adding the seasoning to suit your taste. For me, the sourness of the sumac and the flavour of the onion seeds is what gives it it’s magic. Ingredients Sunflower seeds, chopped Pumpkin seeds, chopped Onion seeds Walnuts, chopped Almonds, chopped Olive oil to coat Chilli powder to taste Sumac Salt 1. Get the seeds and nuts together in any quantity you want in a large bowl and pour in just enough oil to lightly coat them. 2. Next add the chilli, sumac and salt and any other flavouring that takes your fancy. 3. Heat a frying pan or wok, add the seed mix and stir continuously over a medium heat for three to four minutes, or longer, depending on your quantity or until you smell the toasting in the air. 4. Allow to cool fully before eating.