Another Substitute for Pasta

I'm not a noodle hater by any means. You gotta put Sunday Sauce on something, right? And spaghetti is my favorite. Unfortunately, pasta isn't exactly a conquering hero for the department nutrition. But I fret not. Finally after all these years of twirling my fork full of empty carbs, I found a healthier substitute that meets my fancy. Not quite the same consistency as pasta but holding just as much water in a battle of culinary delight, the Spaghetti Squash has won a seat at my table and in the bellies of me and my loved one.

The Fun Squash

I adapted this recipe from one found on AllRecipes.com. When I first started dapling in the art of food, All Recipes was my go to guide for how-to's in the kitchen.  I've since evolved, but they'll always be a tried and true.

Spaghetti Squash Delight

Spaghetti Squash Delight

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 tbsp goat cheese
  • basil, fresh or dried
  • 1/4 c. kalamata olives, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cooking spray

ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance (about 35 minutes). Remove from oven and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.
  • Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and dried basil (if using),  and cook until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm.
  • Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash into in a medium bowl. Mix in veggies, olives and fresh basil (if using, I didn't have any Smiley ). Serve warm topped with goat cheese.

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This dish was so good! I was really impressed. If you haven't yet discovered the joys of cooking, I highly recommend it. I get so much satisfaction from sitting down to a healthy and delicious meal that I've made myself.

Happy Day-Light Savings! Smiley

 

Posted Originally at http://CultivateYourWellness.com

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