Spaghetti Squash? Not bad, actually.

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    Apr 06, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    Tried it for the first time last night as a substitute for pasta. I'm trying to do the caveman diet thing.

    Well, it didn't satisfy my craving for pasta but as a dish in itself it's not that bad! Me and the BF both agreed we'd do it again.

    Though, like most pasta dishes I guess, it's the sauce that makes it... And mine is KILLER! icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    Apr 07, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    sweet potato noodles are great too

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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Apr 07, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Ironically I just made a yummy spaghetti squash dish tonight - it was my first ever attempt:

    Toss cooked spaghetti squash with fresh tomatoes, and add sauteed onions, mushrooms, and garlic with an ample amount of pesto and some feta cheese.

    Way yummy. I ate two helpings.

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    Apr 07, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    you can make so much with it .... Yummy !!
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    Apr 07, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
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    I made a pie using a spaghetti squash the other day icon_biggrin.gif
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Apr 07, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    Spaghetti squash is fantastic and if you just roast it, scape out the pulp, a little butter, salt and white pepper.....excellent!
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Apr 07, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    By the way - I cleaned the seeds, coated them with olive oil and salt and then roasted them also. The seeds have great protein and good for your prostate.
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    Apr 07, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    calibro saidsweet potato noodles are great too

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    Sounds interesting. Where do I find them? Whole Foods?
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    Apr 07, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    LanceKC saidIronically I just made a yummy spaghetti squash dish tonight - it was my first ever attempt:

    Toss cooked spaghetti squash with fresh tomatoes, and add sauteed onions, mushrooms, and garlic with an ample amount of pesto and some feta cheese.

    Way yummy. I ate two helpings.

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    This sounds awesome. Maybe marinated artichoke hearts, too?
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    Apr 07, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    LanceKC saidThe seeds have great protein and good for your prostate.


    Right on! Just like my boyfriend! Ba-boom chh! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    Squarepeg said
    calibro saidsweet potato noodles are great too

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    Sounds interesting. Where do I find them? Whole Foods?


    That looks like the ones on a recent episode of Top Chef. They were made with a handheld gadget where you turn the crank, and it peels off a continuous sheet of sweetpotato. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to find the gadget that was used on the show, and all I've found is an expensive tool called a vegetable sheeter.
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    try it with some garlic powder and some fresh parmesan cheese. delish!
  • calibro

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    Apr 07, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    paradox said
    Squarepeg said
    calibro saidsweet potato noodles are great too

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    Sounds interesting. Where do I find them? Whole Foods?


    That looks like the ones on a recent episode of Top Chef. They were made with a handheld gadget where you turn the crank, and it peels off a continuous sheet of sweetpotato. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to find the gadget that was used on the show, and all I've found is an expensive tool called a vegetable sheeter.


    Richard walks you through it here:

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    Apr 07, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    paradox said
    Squarepeg said
    calibro saidsweet potato noodles are great too

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    Sounds interesting. Where do I find them? Whole Foods?


    That looks like the ones on a recent episode of Top Chef. They were made with a handheld gadget where you turn the crank, and it peels off a continuous sheet of sweetpotato. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to find the gadget that was used on the show, and all I've found is an expensive tool called a vegetable sheeter.



    maybe try this? it peels but it may also continuously peel it into "noodles", never know.

    http://www.starfrit.net/rotato.html
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    Interesting... so he did use one of those expensive vegetable sheeters. Thanks, calibro!
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 07, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    that particular squash is bland but it does take on the flavor of whatever it is cooked with and it is easy to add to alot of meals.
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    Jan 23, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    wow this is great food and I hate squash.

    had this for my first time on XMas, my sister in law made it with parmesan cheese, butter and some garlic.

    Bought one last week and finally cooked it with the microwave methods, used a bit of butter, some garlic powder and some parmesan cheese and it was pretty good. Definitely can spice it up a little bit in further attempts but really its a great side and pretty filling and helps fill the void of pasta or rice. I think I will be living off this the rest of the winter, that and sweet potatoes
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    Jan 23, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    I LOVE squash...so yummy.
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    Jan 23, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    I love spaghetti squash. Have been using it for years.

    Currently, though, I am obsessed with butternut squash.


    A tip: When I started, I cooked the spaghetti squash in the microwave. Well, I've started cooking them by splitting them in half - drizzling them with some EVOO, s&p and placing them face down on a sheet pan and throwing them in a 375 - ish oven for about 45 minutes to an hour. I find they have better flavor - and they scrape cleanly out of the shell. You get more pasta out of them than if you nuke them.

    Then, you can mix the squash with the sauce, throw the mixture back in the shells, top with cheese, and back in the oven they go. Then the shells of the squash become the serving container.

    Really good.

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