WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
I suppose I am a very sheltered lady, as I was not even aware of this gourd until this year (2013), let alone that it is a substitute to carb-and starch-ladden pasta. While I was in New York, I spotted some spaghetti squash on sale when I was at the grocery store, and was like, "Let's give this a shot."
My hotel room had a stove top, but not an actual oven, so I went en route of boiling it. I gotta tell you, scooping out the squash, after it had been cooked, and watching it form into these skinny noodle strands was like MAGIC. I had way too much fun by myself. I AM A WIZARD!
I never would have thought a squash could replace pasta. I had two bowls and did not feel guilty, and I didn't go into a food coma afterwards either. Although I am late in the game to discover this alternative to refined flour, it has quickly been adopted into my new cleaner lifestyle, and I had to share in case you are like me, and have not yet worked with this amazing food.
Distribute the spaghetti squash strands into serving bowls, then add you favorite spaghetti toppings. If you're watching your carb intake, Google "spaghetti squash recipes" for many healthy alternatives to your favorite pasta dishes!