Sunday, January 29, 2012
Squishing My Fear Of Squash
Mac and cheese was my go to food to solve anything from a broken fingernail to a broken heart.
I was so hooked on noodles, pasta, and rice it was killing me...one bite at a time.
But now that I am 45 I am beginning to grow up to be a smart human.
I am learning to make choices of food that come from nature and not a factory.
But hell...I wanted pasta...I wanted it with cheese and butter...and more cheese.
I had read about spaghetti squash before, but...ewwww!
It's a vegetable.
I am committed to staying on the whole, clean food approach to life, so I gave it a whirl.
Last night I cracked open my first spaghetti squash.
I do mean cracked. That thing took ten minutes with an electric knife to get hacked apart the right way. It looked just like a pumpkin inside, smelled like one too.
I cleaned out the seeds (washed them for roasting later), salt and peppered it and roasted it face down on parchment for one hour.
I took a recipe from Pinterest that I liked, followed it, and low and behold...one more vegetable I am willing to eat...no...wanting to eat!
It was great.
I enjoyed this first one just like I would have with carb loaded pasta, with sauce and a bit of parm cheese.
Next time I am going to have my batch of spaghetti squash with pesto, diced tomatoes, and black olives.
I hope you try a new food this week and love it too