Forget pumpkin spice.

If you’re wanting to take the fall staple in a different direction in the kitchen, forget pies, cakes and coffees.

Among the least-used parts of the pumpkin are its seeds – and they’re not just for the birds.

Okay, you can safely feed birds pumpkin seeds, or replant them to grow a variety of pumpkins in your garden.

But you can also use them to make a savory sauce that Ruli’s International Kitchen owner and chef Raul Gonzalez said is among one of his fall favorites: Pepita tomatillo sauce.

Using the pepitas, or seeds, he whips up this creamy, spicy green sauce to be served with fish or chicken, or as an enchilada sauce.

Now there's a different kind of spice for your taste buds this fall.

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