It’s nearly that time of year again. Children sport strange outfits in the attempt to secure more sugar than they can physically carry home. Adults of sensible age will too make a fool out of themselves by dressing up, for reasons I am still unsure of. If you are anything like me, you won’t be fond of Halloween festivities. It’s an American-imposed ‘holiday’ that necessitates discarding your perfectly good clothes for something far less comfortable from the fancy dress section of the Amazon website.
However, if like me, you will inevitably and rather underwhelming embrace festivities with a half-baked attempt to carve a pumpkin, this blog post could be for you. It may be for the ‘sake of the office’ or to dull the enthusiasm of that one person oddly committed to celebrating this non-holiday – whatever the reason, you’ve armed yourself with a pumpkin.
Although carving a pumpkin can momentarily distract from the incredibly cringeworthy nature of this day as you allow your creative side to come out, it is in fact the start of monumental and annual waste. Up and down the country, pumpkins will be purchased for this one-day spectacle, before being relegated to the rubbish bin quicker than you can say November 1st.
So, why not do something a little different this year? Maximise the potential of that pumpkin and make a delicious pumpkin-based recipe – create something worth shouting about out of this relatively meaningless day. Pumpkin seeds themselves are high in protein, unsaturated fats and contain a rich range of nutrients from iron to calcium, so eating your carved pumpkin will reduce waste and provide you with the sustenance your body craves during these chilly winter months.
3 Pumpkin Based Recipes
After all, pumpkins aren’t exclusively reserved for Starbucks and their autumnal spiced lattes!