Squash instead of Pasta… kimberly, you have gone ‘mad’! You know, some of you will never try this, because it “sounds odd”. Think of all the adventures you would miss because you weren’t sure? Food is an adventure, full of new taste and millions of combinations. I have not thrown out my pasta. I will have regular spaghetti, but I will also enjoy a “skinny” version on many occasions. This is the kind of recipe that that is quick… and does not leave you feeling “bloated”, yet you know you can get a plate FULL.
Spaghetti Squash… called that, because of it’s stringy shape. Not stringy texture though. My husband (with a “hey thats not so bad” look on his face) said, “It’s texture is like a cooked potato”… very true.
I have made fresh sauces and I have popped open a jar from the store when in a hurry. One of my favorite ways is a simple Olive oil, Cherry Tomato, basil, garlic and salt. Either way, a topping of salty, Parmesan cheese gives it that bit of comfort.
On a separate note…
This weekend I watched the FOOD Network’s “Waste in America”… it was HEARTBREAKING! You know since eating organic and seeing the prices higher, I respect & appreciate it better. I am less likely to let it go bad and have to throw it out. I have found that sticking to what I have and eating it up, before going out on whims… has saved a lot of money. That allows me to buy some “nicer” items. Funny how “nicer” equals “healthier” equals “more expensive”. Yet still, not wasting will help big in the budget department.
I would love to see us here locally do more to help, to NOT waste and SHARE. I have already heard from some of you on this- so lets toss ideas around… and do what ever we can.
Aside from this cooking vlog, I do have a “real job”… this is just hobby. I host TV Shows for a CBS Affiliate. One of my viewers was commenting with me on line about food and shared his BLOG with me. I told him, I’d share it with you guys:
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