Halloween Pumpkin Waste: 3 Recipes – Zero Waste Tips

Carving pumpkins this week for halloween? Don’t just carve it, make delicious food with it too!

The UK is expected to waste 8 million pumpkins this year, so please consider using your pumpkin for food as well as decoration.

This video outlines how to make:
Toasted pumpkin seeds
Skin-on pumpkin chips
Vegan pumpkin pie

1) Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Spice Mix:

1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
1/8 tsp Chilli flakes

2) Skin-on Pumpkin Chips spice mix:

1 tsp Za’atar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

3) Vegan Pumpkin Pie ingredients:

400g pumpkin puree
175ml full fat coconut milk
30g cornstarch
130g brown sugar
50ml maple syrup or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp all spice
1 pack of ready-made short crust pastry (or home-made!)

And not to ruin the fun, but please be aware of your waste this halloween, not only with your pumpkins, but also with fancy dress and decorations. The best thing you can do is try and invest in products you can use year after year, as opposed to disposable single-use products.

Let us know below if you have any sustainable tips for the halloween period!

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