The recent influx of fresh squash at the grocery store inspired me to try out spaghetti squash for the first time a few weeks ago. Spaghetti squash can be used as a delicious and healthy alternative or supplement to pasta. As the name implies, spaghetti squash flesh may become noodle-like when scraped out with a fork. It is very high in fibre and vitamin A and can be prepared in many different ways. My favourite way to prepare it is by cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds, placing it on a baking sheet cut side down (Sim, your mom was right!) and baking it for about 30-40 minutes at 350 – 375 F. Spaghetti squash, like many other varieties of squash, can be difficult to cut; if you would like to halve your squash before cooking it, you can zap it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes to soften the rind.
Here are two ways that I enjoyed my last spaghetti squash:
That is all for now. Now that school has started, I will probably start posting frequently ;).
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