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Pumpkin Emmental Quesadillas

Pumpkin Emmental Quesadillas

I’m not being super original here. There are pumpkin quesadillas all over the internet this year. But god damn it, I can’t let October pass me by without posting a pumpkin recipe and this is all I could come up with. Also, can I just take a moment to express how difficult it is to take a good picture of a quesadilla? Like, it is hard. I was unable to do them justice, really. I wanted to do something at least a little different, so I’ve gone for emmental instead of cheddar. Emmental has a nutty taste that matches pumpkin well and is one of the greatest melters there is. It’s also more of a chewy melt than a stretchy one, which I really enjoy here. It does, of course, lack the sharpness of cheddar, but I’m packing a punch with chilli instead. If you’re nervous of the heat, just get rid of as much of the chilli as you want. I like the three different layers of spice that the roasted, raw and pickled chillis …

Food Waste Hacks | Pumpkin

We have a problem ‘Tis the season to waste woeful amounts of pumpkin, according to statistics I’ve read recently. According to The Independent, we throw 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh in the bin every Halloween – equating to the weight of 1,500 double decker buses. Hubbub have discovered through their research that if all the edible pumpkins thrown away were to be saved, there’d be enough to make a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain. That is really not cool, and we 100% need to do better. infographic from Hubbub So, what do we do about it? It’s kind of a tricky one. I’m absolutely not going to tell you to ditch pumpkin carving in favour of shitty plastic glowing pumpkins that get used for five minutes and spend the rest of eternity static in landfill, because that is a far worse problem in my opinion. I’ve also noticed special ‘carving pumpkins’ on the market now that are built specifically to be wasted – by which I mean their flesh is useless nothingness …

Pulled Pumpkin from ‘How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day’

Abel and Cole have just published a new recipe book and it’s been lighting up all the right bits in my brain like a Christmas tree (too soon, I know, but I am who I am). ‘How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day’ is sectioned up into each of the four seasons and I’ve been pouring over the autumn and winter pages like they’re the answer to life, the universe and everything. For me to have cooked three recipes from one book in less than a month is a big deal. This never happens. I’m smitten for reals. The book is predominantly vegetarian – or at least, it’s always making the vegetable the star. This is the kind of forward thinking recipe development that I adore, and obviously is incredibly appropriate coming from Abel & Cole, everyone’s favourite veg box guys. There’s something so cosy and inviting about it, and it really is so rare for me to flick through a recipe book and earmark so many of the pages for future cooking. It’s absolutely chock …