Think of Thanksgiving leftovers as prepped ingredients, ready to become new dishes. Repurpose them with these 27 waste-busting ideas.
Ultimate Pumpkin and Spice Muffins with Sourdough Discard
The leftover cooked squash and sourdough starter discard in these delicious pumpkin muffins prevent food waste. We all do what we can!
Pumpkin and Spice Sourdough Discard Quick Bread
This pumpkin sourdough quick bread is like pumpkin pie in bread form and, if I slapped a label on it, it could honestly claim “Now BPA-Free!”
Sourdough Discard Vegan Pumpkin (or Squash) Ginger Cake
If you started baking sourdough bread, bake this sourdough pumpkin ginger cake to use up discard left over from feeding your pet starter.
Book Excerpt! The Freshest Pumpkin Pie: Full Recipe
Full recipe reveal from my book! Once you taste this pumpkin pie, made with fresh pumpkin and fresh ginger, you can never go back.
Don’t Toss Those Pumpkin Seeds, Roast Them!
Carving a pumpkin this Halloween? Save your pumpkin seeds and roast them in olive oil, salt and your favorite savory seasoning.
Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pasta
I had trouble coming up with a title for this post. If you google “pumpkin pasta” a pile of recipes will pop up for pumpkin sauces to toss with cooked pasta—and those do look delicious. But in this recipe, the pasta itself contains the pumpkin—and quite a bit of it. A Pumpkin by Any Other […]
This dish came about from a what’s-on-hand-I-need-to-make-dinner-now moment. I always have red lentils in the pantry for dal, I had some fresh tomatoes on the counter and I had about a cup of homemade pumpkin purée left over from making pumpkin pie. The previous week, I had attended a Hindu funeral and devoured a most delicious curried […]
8 Make Ahead Staples for a Low-Waste Thanksgiving
Cooking without producing waste requires some planning but not that much. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner without waste needs a bit more planning. I don’t like to leave all my prepping for Thanksgiving to the day before or day of. I like to sleep. So this week and continuing on the weekend, I’ll prep a bunch of […]