October: Easy & Tasty Zero Waste Recipes

May 11, 2023 by Ben Liegey

What’s In Season For October?

It’s that time of year again! We get to cozy up to the fire and enjoy all the delicious food that fall
has to offer. This season is all about keeping warm with some hot soups, beautiful squash dishes, and
pumpkin everything! This October, we are bringing you tastier zero-waste recipes that will help you ring in the season and help save the planet. These recipes are guaranteed to please you and your guests during your holiday party. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them for you.


Why is it delicious?
Pumpkin seeds are packed with healthy fats, protein, and micro-nutrients. With a few extra ingredients, roasted pumpkin seeds make a great snack for everyone!

Why is it Zero Food Waste?
Fall gives us an abundance of pumpkins. While our kids are carving out the inside to make artwork, we take them and make pumpkin pie! Unfortunately, the seeds are often left behind and tossed in the trash. We are here to tell you that those are edible too!

Food storage tip: Roasted pumpkin seeds can be stored in an airtight container for about two weeks. If you want to save them longer, their shelf life lasts up to two months in the fridge!

Roasted pumpkin seeds

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4 people


What makes this recipe delicious?
Apple pies are a fall staple, but most of us don’t have time to bake a whole pie! Not to mention the baking skills! We came up with an easy way to use whatever you have in your kitchen to get that same apple pie taste! This cinnamon apple granola will satisfy your cravings and can be added to your favorite sweet treats like yogurt or vanilla bean ice cream.

What makes this recipe zero waste?
This helps preserve apples for a longer time. 

Food storage tip: You can freeze granola! Make sure your granola is completely cooled before putting it in an airtight container. Then put it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Cinnamon Apple Granola

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 45min
  • Serves: 8 servings

Butternut Squash

What makes this recipe delicious?
This creamy butternut squash soup is so comforting and delicious. The best way to start your dinner in October!

What makes this recipe zero waste?
Most people see squash at the grocery store and get intimidated because of its size and shape. They might wonder what to do with it. Luckily, we are here to tell you there are so many ways to cook butternut squash. The easiest and most delicious way is to make it into a creamy soup!

Food storage tip:  Store your butternut squashes whole at room temperature, in a cool, dark place. Once cut, store in the fridge.

Butternut Squash Soup

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 10min
  • Serves: 2

Vegetable peelings

What makes this recipe delicious?
This broth will enhance the flavours of your dishes, maximizing the value of the vegetables you buy in October. 

What makes this recipe zero waste?
Since food waste is becoming so prevalent in our lives, it is our job to come up with some creative ways to use our food scraps that don’t include feeding them to our pups. This zero-waste vegetable broth helps you save those scraps that usually end up in the trash. It is simple and customizable, and once made; you’ll have vegetable broth for any time you need it!

Zero-waste Vegetable Broth

  • Prep Time: 5min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Serves: 4 cups

Our recipes will be released weekly. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about food waste prevention in the link provided!

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