It’s that time of year. The nights are closing in, the leaves are falling from the trees, and thanks to Halloween we have an excess of pumpkin to eat.
So, what do you do with all that pumpkin? Unfortunately a lot of people just throw away the orange flesh they’ve carved out. Well, we’re here to help you with four fantastic pumpkin recipes.
Oh, and just a quick note to say, obviously don’t eat any of the pumpkins used as jack-o'-lanterns.
First up, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Do you just throw away the inner part of the pumpkin? Well stop! Instead, separate out the seeds, give them a good rise and then follow this recipe for a delicious nutritious Halloween snack. An average portion will give you good amounts of Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese and Copper.
Want something a bit more classy? Give Tortelli alla Zucca a go
Tortelli alla Zucca
Once the kids have passed out with sugar overload, grab a nice glass of red and sit down with your partner for these classy little pastas. Fun fact: Tortelli alla Zucca are a typical Christmas dish in Mantova and according to tradition are eaten on Christmas Eve.
These little parcels will give you loads of Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1) and Lutein & Zeaxanthin!
Lasty, if you want something to warm you up on a cold autumn evening, then this Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry is just what you need.
Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry
This vegan curry is a cracking way to get all round protection for your immune system, blood, DNA, skin, bowels and eyesight. It’s full of Vitamin A, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Thiamin (B1), Fibre, Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Quercetin and more!