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Save Your Pumpkins

Save Your Pumpkins

During Halloween, pumpkins are too often used for decorating, and then wasted. Rather than throwing them away, use them to make a soup that will make your taste buds howl. 

Canadians buy over 10 million pumpkins a year—most of which end up in the compost, contributing to harmful greenhouse gases. Check out this tip on how to reduce food waste by using up your Halloween pumpkins.


  1. Sugar pumpkins
  2. Coconut milk
  3. Maple syrup
  4. Cinnamon, salt, and pepper
  5. Shallots
  6. Garlic


  1. Cut pumpkins in half, and clean out the inside guts and seeds.
  2. Once hollowed, cut your pumpkin into chunks and place face down on a baking tray.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F, until you can poke a fork through easily.
  4. Separate the pumpkin skin from the flesh.
  5. Sauté shallots and garlic.
  6. Blend the cooked pumpkin flesh and all other ingredients together.

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Bonus Tip

Save the pumpkin seeds to bake and eat as a snack later.