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Make Your Pumpkin Carving More Sustainable

Carving Pumpkins is a fun fall activity (if a bit messy) activity for friends and family to enjoy. Simply scoop out all the stringy, seedy innards of this fall squash and you have a beautiful orange canvas on which to show the world your creativity. 

But after pumpkin carving it can sometimes feel like a waste if you’re not sure what to do with the flesh and guts that result. Here are some ideas for how to use the leftovers from your carving

Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Seperate the pumpkin seeds from the rest of the pulp and make sure to rinse them. Pat them dry with an unpaper towel (or rag) and then season them with salt and oil. Roast them for 30 minutes in a 400 F degree oven, and voila, you’ve got a crunchy, nutritious snack!

Pumpkin Bread
You can substitute the pumpkin guts from your carving for pumpkin puree and make yourself a lovely fall bread.  Shop our bulk section for all your baking needs including cinnamon, nutmeg, all purpose flour (GF or non GF) and baking powder. 
Vegetable Stock
If you already keep a stock pile of veggie scraps to use in soups or broths we have great news, pumpkin guts are deeply flavourful! Make sure to roast or saute the guts with onions for that extra flavorful punch before adding it to your stock.

And if you’re looking to start making your own veggie stock, check out our blog post.

Pumpkin Purée

You can also use your food processor or blender to make a puree or mash out of your pumpkin guts. Be careful to pick out all of the seeds to avoid damaging the blades. Once puréed the mixture can be added to risotto, baked goods, soups and stews as thickener and to add flavour,

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