Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spaghetti Squash

Check out the gorgeous smoothie that I had this morning:
Now that fall is upon us, we have a bounty of winter squash to choose from, which is fantastic because squash are chock full of caratone and vitamins B, great for preventing cancer and reversing damage to the body.

Unfortunately, I've never been big on winter squash.  I love me some summer varieties, but the winter squashes just don't float my boat.  I also don't like coconut curries that much either, so it was a big surprise that I found myself eating an amazing Thai Sweet Potato creation for lunch.  I had about a cup of brown rice leftover in the fridge that I brought along with this soup from Pacific Natural Foods:
For lunch, I just threw the soup in a bowl with all of the rice and heated it up.  I wont lie, it took a few bites to get used to the taste, but I was practically licking the bowl by the end!  Such a simple, healthy, and filling vegan lunch!
Now for the title of this blog, Spaghetti Squash.  This stuff is so much fun!  You can prepare it by baking or microwaving it, but I tend to microwave even though it's worse for you.  All you do is cut some holes for ventilation and pop it in the microwave for about ten minutes, more or less depending on the size of your squash.  I think we cooked the one below for about 15 minutes total. 
After the flesh is all cooked through, scoop out the pulpy mess and seeds and discard, unless you want to toast the seeds or whatever people do with them! 
Then the fun part begins.  Take a fork and just start stabbing and twisting and shredding the flesh.  It'll practically melt away when you touch it, and turn into an awesome noodley texture.  There are so many things you can make with the "noddles," but this week I was feeling lazy and just mixed them with a little spaghetti sauce. 

Yum!  So healthy and delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Spaghetti squash is my fave! I'm practically a vegetarian because I don't eat a lot of meat (although I'm not opposed to it, which makes me not a vegetarian). I like it baked better (I didn't know you could microwave it?! Baking takes forever.), and it is ah-maze-ing with just a little bit of butter, too.


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