At this time of year, many thoughts - especially in young minds! - turn to Halloween and the joys of picking & carving pumpkins.
Pumpkin Recipes are increasing in popularity as we realise that pumpkins don't have to go to waste but can make a variety of tasty pumpkin recipes including pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and even pumpkin bread.
Did you know that half of the 24 million pumpkins carved for Halloween in the UK in the next few weeks won't be eaten and that almost 2 million will be thrown into normal rubbish waste rather than composted? (Reported in The Guardian)
Pumpkins used to just be grown mainly for carving but now there are a huge variety of culinary pumpkins that are incredibly flavoursome, with different textures for different cooking purposes, and even the flesh from those big carving pumpkins can, at the very least, be turned into a tasty pumpkin soup.
We've been going a bit pumpkin crazy here of late, and have lots of new pumpkin recipes to inspire your discarded pumpkin carvings to live on and be so much more. It's time to join the pumpkin revolution!
- Squash & Sweet Potato Soup
- Oven Baked Pakoras
- Autumn Pumpkin Curry
- Spiced Roast Pumpkin
- Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Spice Cake
Have you ever heard of pumpkin spice? Our friends across the Atlantic LOVE this aromatic blend and use it for their famous pumpkin pies and pumpkin spice lattes. Well FYI, our very own Sweet Spice is the perfect alternative to use on British shores. Try it out!
Having a party? Check out some of other easy curry recipes to boss your next party!
Or, if you are cooking for a large family gathering, make it a curry night with our easy, large scale curry recipes that each feed 35 people.
We hope to inspire you with our varied recipes. Happy Cooking!