Orange and Green Steamed Vegetables

3 med. carrots
½ med. purple onion
½# broccoli
¾# Brussels sprouts
½c± water
2T butter
fresh ground pepper
a sprinkle of smoked sea salt
later add - 1c roasted salted pumpkin seeds


Separate the broccoli into florets, slice the onion and rough chop the carrots.  Quarter the Brussels sprouts and combine everything, but the pumpkin seeds, in a 3-5qt pot.  Bring to a simmer, cover and set a timer for 15 minutes.  Turn off the heat, add the pumpkin seeds, toss everything around, cover and let stand another 5 minutes.  Serve as is, with a little grated cheese, as a main dish or as a side to meat or fish. . .Lin 

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