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Old 01-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #16
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You know what reminds me of pasta? Yellow beans. I think that's what they're called...

I throw them into a tofu stir fry with tomato puree and it reminds me so much of pasta.

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:28 PM   #17
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Yellow wax beans, I love them. And yes, it looks a lot like pasta, especially if you cut them julienne style. I have an old bean bean slicer just for doing that.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:49 PM   #18
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Ooh a bean slicer - sounds neat. Do you have any favoured ways of preparing them, recidivist?
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No not really. I just like them steamed and yet crisp, or added to stir fry.

the green bean slicer is an antique, and hand crank metal gizmo made in Germany. I had it for years without knowing what it was even for. Just kept it cause it was cute. It's great for making a beautiful colorful stir fry dish though. I run green beans, carrots, celery, and bell pepper strips through it so I have a mix of beautiful colors all in the long skinny shapes. I don't do it often though...it's a lot of work. Green beans go through it better than other veggies and take less prep time.

Stir fry is so much fun to play with. Can you tell I love to play with my food?
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A pan is like a canvas...the chef is the artist and the ingredients are the paint!

It's awesome you like to play with your food - whatever stops one from getting bored with food choices can't be a bad thing
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I just had it for dinner tonight and will have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Does anyone have any good recipes for it other than with sauce?
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Don't know why, but when I made spaghetti squash, it reminded me of potatoes. Instead of pasta sauce the next day, I microwaved it as mentioned above, then I put a little olive oil in a skillet and sauteed some onions. Threw the squash strands on top and cooked until crispy. I called them Squash Browns. Pretty tasty, if I do say so myself . (Note to self: add spaghetti squash to shopping list.)
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Don't know why, but when I made spaghetti squash, it reminded me of potatoes. Instead of pasta sauce the next day, I microwaved it as mentioned above, then I put a little olive oil in a skillet and sauteed some onions. Threw the squash strands on top and cooked until crispy. I called them Squash Browns.
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I put a little olive oil in a skillet and sauteed some onions. Threw the squash strands on top and cooked until crispy. I called them Squash Browns. Pretty tasty, if I do say so myself .
That sounds so good. The next one is getting hashed.

Usually I just pierce it a few times and toss in the microwave until soft. I top it with a tsp of Smart Balance and sprinkle on some nutritional yeast and pepper.
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