Spaghetti Squash - A **Miracle** Food
A friend of mine told me about Spaghetti Squash and I can't believe I have not been cooking with this amazing plant until now. Now that it is summer, and we are out from hibernating here in Minnesota, I have been focusing on eating a little lighter and consuming tons of fruits and veggies, instead of carbs and fats (which, come on, I can't give up when it is -20 out). Cooked correctly, the squash tastes so similar to pasta and is a perfect substitute that is lighter (~40 calories per cup vs. ~200 per cup of pasta), has a slightly sweet flavor, and it is just magic how it turns into a perfect noodle-like dish.
I read a few different recipes and followed them somewhat, but mostly used ingredients that I had in the fridge (a combo that turned out to be delicious). I am excited to try out different recipes and this will definitely be a new staple in our house! Below are a few pics and notes on how I prepared my first Spaghetti Squash meal: