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Love Autumn Hate Waste

With Autumn officially here, Recycle Devon has some tasty treats for you to enjoy as well as some great ways for you to cut down on waste this season.

Love Food Hate Waste Recipes: 
These autumn inspired recipes are full of taste and low on waste!

Roasted Tomato Soup and Smoky Bacon
This hearty soup is a fantastic way to use up leftover tomatoes. It's also a great use of reduced, end of season tomatoes because it doesn't matter if they are bruised or squashed.

Autumn Mess.
A delicious desert made up of all the best things about autumn. It's super quick to make, high on flavour and is a great use of fruits that are close to their end.

Spaghetti Bolognese with Crunchy Garlic Bread
Spaghetti Bolognese is a family favourite and coupled with this garlic bread is sure to be a winner. The vegetarian option, which uses soy mince, is equally as delicious.

 

Preserving your Fruit and Veg
In autumn many people will find themselves with a larger amount of fruit and veg than they can eat! This often leads to a lot of perfectly good food being wasted.

By preserving this food, you increase it's shelf life, making it less likely to be thrown away. Jams and chutneys are not as hard to make as you may think and are a great way to use up fruits and veg that have gone slightly soft. Check out this recipe  for quick and easy fruit jam.

Alternatively, you can freeze many fruits and vegetables, ready to use at a later date. Great for soups and smoothies! 

 

Ideas for special occasions 

Bonfire Night
Bonfire night is always a fun occasion! This Toffee apple recipe is super easy to make and will be a sure winner at parties. 

How about making these fun firework decorations with the kids - a great way to reuse old toilet rolls! Or these nifty candle holders out of old jars or tin cans. Click here for more inspiration.

Halloween
With Halloween just around the corner, why not have a look at some top tips and spooky treat ideas to make this year's extra special!

 

And finally, why not try... 

Leaf Printing
Autumn is well known for the big and vibrant leaves that fall off the trees. A great idea is to use these leaves to make leaf print pictures. Simply find a range of shapes, paint one side of them and press straight onto a sheet of paper. Using lots of different colours you can create some really funky artwork. Fun for kids and adults alike!

 

Clothes Swaps/ Swishing events
Now that the weather is starting to get cooler, many of us will be looking to change our wardrobes. This can potentially be very expensive thing to do. Why not attend a clothes swap/swishing event to lower the cost and also make sure your old clothes get a new home? Find out more here!

 

 

  Check out our Autumn Pinterest board.

Have your own Autumn recipe, or perhaps a great reuse idea? We'd love to hear from you!