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3 Delicious Recipes to Squash Your Pumpkin Waste This Halloween

Photo: adriaticfoto
Photo: adriaticfoto

The real horror during Halloween is the story about the thousands upon thousands of edible pumpkins that go to waste.

In the UK alone over 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin go to waste during the Halloween period, that’s pretty scary.

The agricultural sector is a major contributor to climate change, and accounted for over 20 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in 2010. If you would stop wasting food, you could avoid some of these unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate climate change.

So this year, when you’re carving your spooky pumpkin lantern, don’t throw away the contents but make some delicious food! Here are three simple but mouth-watering recipes to try this Halloween.

1. Pumpkin soup

This hearty pumpkin soup is perfect for sharing with family and friends after carving your pumpkin.

Find the full recipe here.

2. Thai Pumpkin Curry

This fragrant Thai Pumpkin Curry is not only great for using up your pumpkin – it’s vegan too!

Find the full recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Pancakes

Here’s something a bit different – pumpkin pancakes!

Find the full recipe here.

Learn how reducing food waste can help tackle climate change with this article from Climate-KIC partner the Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research (PIK).

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