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  • Writer's pictureMiss Izabella Ellinas

Left Over Pumpkin- Don't Waste

There’s more to pumpkins than spooky Halloween decorations, and the statistics on pumpkin food waste are frightening.

Instead of wasting these wonderful winter vegetables, re-use them in these sweet or savoury recipes.

How to Cook Pumpkin

After halving a pumpkin and removing the seeds, it’s time to make roasted pumpkin!

Brush the flesh of the pumpkin with oil to lock in moisture and help the edges caramelize. We like using coconut oil if adding to sweet dishes and avocado oil when adding to something savory.

Then sprinkle with a little salt, place flesh side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and pierce the skin a few times with a fork or knife.

How to cut a pumpkin & how to peel a pumpkin!

Later on once the pumpkin is cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh from the skin and add it to a high-speed blender or food processor.

Then add 4 tablespoon of Maple Syrup.

Blend until creamy and smooth. You can have a ready to go puree.

You can freeze it up to 3 months.

What To Do With Roasted Pumpkin

If you need inspiration for how to use your baked pumpkin or purée, you’re in luck!

Try Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Cranberry Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats, Pumpkin Pie Bars, Simple Pumpkin Soup, Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Sugar Cookies and Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream.

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