Best Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash

by admin on April 13, 2015

Best Way To Cook Spaghetti SquashIf you are unfamiliar with spaghetti squash, it is the Heaven sent replacement for glutinous spaghetti noodles. When cooked, the stringy flesh of this gourd is easily scooped out and used in place of grain based noodles, in any recipe. And yes, it tastes great.

Well, actually it doesn’t taste like much, bland even. But that is what noodles are for, right? They provide a bulk of savory yet neutral tasting satisfaction for you to cook your favorite flavors into.

On the topic of flavors, some of the best spices for spaghetti squash are:

(including measures of spice per average size spaghetti squash)

-2 minced garlic cloves

-1 teaspoon ground cumin

-1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

-1/8 teaspoon cayenne 

-2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley

Now, onto spaghetti squash prep.

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. If you are in a hurry, go ahead and bring it up to 400.

2. Cut the squash in half length wise. This is the hardest part, spaghetti squash is hard! Use a big sharp knife, go slow and be careful. If you have physical limitations, try to find a strong young man to do the job.

Best Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash3.  Scoop the pulp out. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp out. Be very careful not to remove the flesh, this is the precious spaghetti noodles!

Best Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash4. Paint olive oil on the inside of both halves. The oil will roast into the flesh and preserve the moisture for a better finished product.

5. Place both halves face down in a roasting pan. You can optionally cover he pan with foil to lock in the moisture.

Best Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash6. Roast for 30-45 minutes. Check after the half hour. If a fork easily penetrates the skin, it is doneth, otherwise cooketh her a bit more. Small squash will cook faster.

7. Pull out the “noodles” with a fork. The strands run lengthwise, if you want longer noodles, scrape your fork “with the grain”.

Best Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash8. Serve fresh. Tossed with olive oil or ghee (my fav), and lightly sea salted, it is decadent on its own.

Best Way To Cook Spaghetti SquashThis is a good place I recommend starting for spaghetti squash newbies, a nice and simple side to eat on its own. This way you are used to working with this squash and you can get to know its character, flavor and texture.

Get ready! In coming days I will share one of my favorite spaghetti squash recipes. :)

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Sexiest Celebrities On The Paleo DietNo, Dick here doesn’t eat Paleo. This is the ugly look I have on my face when I see a mainstream news article, from fox news for example, calling the paleo diet a “fad diet”.

You’re calling the 200,000 + year old ancestral human diet a fad? You are the one who has gained temporary relevance by getting in bed with government and corporations, b#*ch!

There are a good number of Hollywood celebrities that agree.

So who are the hottest celebs fashioning their diet ancestrally?

Sexiest Celebrities On The Paleo Diet

Eva LaRue

 

1.) Eva LaRue

This CSI: Miami smoke-show credits her smooth curves to the paleo diet. “I am a firm believer in The Paleo Solution,” says La Rue. “Since adopting a Paleo way of eating I look and feel better, and I know that I am setting a good example for my daughter.”

Eva believes that paleo Hollywood actors and actresses are helping the paleo diet gain even more relevance.

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Sexiest Celebrities On The Paleo Diet

6’2″ QB Aaron Rogers led the Packers to win Super Bowl XLV

2.) Aaron Rodgers

On his road trip to Super Bowl XLV, Rogers brought a copy of The Paleo Diet. Maybe his new diet helped him win that Super Bowl. Then again, it could be his huge hands. I know what you’re thinking. Sshhh

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Sexiest Celebrities On The Paleo Diet

Jessica Biel

3.) Jessica Biel

Known for her lean and toned yet curvaceous and Junoesque figure, Jessica Biel is a superlative example of what a strict Paleo diet can do for a woman’s body.

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Sexiest Celebrities On The Paleo Diet

Matthew McConaughey

4.) Matthew McConaughey

“Alriight” Male paleo dieters have great potential to become “beefcakes” if they exercise accordingly. Well Matthew McConaughey eats Paleo and Matthew McConaughey is a beefcake.

I liked him in ‘Interstellar’, but I am more of a Tom Hardy kind of guy. No homo

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Sexiest Celebrities On The Paleo Diet

Megan Fox

 

 5.) Megan Fox

This gal is classically gorgeous. Though she used to smoke cigarettes, she is now perhaps the most strict celebrity paleo dieter. Megan gained only 23 pounds during her first pregnancy and lost it all only two months after her son was born. 

She accomplished this by completely removing all processed food and bread products from her diet.

After 2 pregnancies, Megan is still as foxy as ever.

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What do you think, who is the fairest of them all?

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