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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spaghetti Squash = Yum!

I really really REALLY love pasta. I could eat it every day...and I used to when I was a young teenager who played sports 6 days a week and had a wicked awesome metabolism. I would seriously eat it almost every day after school with butter, garlic and parm. Absolutely nothing healthy about that. Now that I am in my thirties eating pasta every day just doesn't work for me anymore...(insert sad pudgy face). And I have to work out 3 times as hard to work off all the empty carbs and calories that the glorious pasta gives me.

Now, I have heard through the food blogging world that spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta. So I decided to try it. It does not taste like pasta...however it was still pretty delish and very easy to make!!

 Cut your squash in half and with a spoon remove the seeds.
 Drizzle the insides of the squash with Olive Oil and your baking sheet then place the squash cut side down on the sheet. Bake in the oven at 350F for about 1 hour or until soft when pierced with a fork.
 The olive oil have the squash a nice caramelized finish! Let the squash cool for a few minutes or until cool enough to handle.
 With a fork start scraping out the flesh. I found this to be so neat...how it just came apart in spaghetti like strands.
 1 squash produced a LOT of "Spaghetti"!
 I tossed the squash with some roasted tomato's that I crushed and sauteed with some Olive Oil and Fresh Basil.
I topped it with some Chili Lime Shrimps and Voila! So yum and so good for you!! I just might eat this more often than Pasta...might....

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