As most anyone who knows me knows, I broke up with pasta a while ago. It was ugly. There were accusations; probably some tears. And although it has been an overall positive decision (semolina flour, you know you’re just no good for me) I have to admit that even after all this time…we still get together in that sneaky, culpable way.
And man, is it ever good when it happens. So easy and familiar, just like old times.
Is that so terrible?
Oh good grief, talk about a BIG FAT steaming pot of luscious lycopene LOVE. This undeniably delicious, slow cooked masterpiece of a “sauce” has gently bubbled its way into every muscle fiber of my marinara lovin’ heart. This is NOT your average tomato sauce. Oh no no no no no.
I may be going out on a limb here but I think it’s safe to say that you are a fan of lasagna (because really, who isn’t?). Tomato saucy, stretchy-cheesy creamy goodness, you can count on pleasing the masses when you whip out a bubbling pan of this classic comfort casserole.
Which makes it so perfect for feeding lots of people.
But what if your particular peeps are of the persnickety persuasion?
Maybe there’s a gluten issue in the crowd?
Oh yeah, then there are the vegetarians to consider.
Die hard carnivores are people too, you know.
I am here to tell you that you can make everybody happy, including yourself, with this beauty…
If you are like me and every other person out there who eats then I suspect you already know that it wouldn’t be a bad thing to cut down on the amount of processed carbs we all love to consume. I am the first to admit that I can be as naughty as anyone (Pasta! I love you!) so when I can come up with something that not only replaces an otherwise un-healthy ingredient with a super good-for-you swap out, and it tastes even better than the original……well, all I can say is winner winner, spaghetti squash dinner. Everybody says that, right? That’s what I thought. Spaghetti squash is natures’ answer to the Spiralizer. Cook this pale yellow oblong gourd and you end up with beautiful strands of string-like (not stringy) flesh, that you rake out of the shell with a fork. Viola! Spaghetti! There are several ways you can cook a spaghetti squash. You can boil it, microwave it, or cook it…