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Old 09-23-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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Angry new favourite veggie

Spaghetti squash - I heard so much about this but had never tried it until last night. It was so good - I even brought the leftovers for my afternoon snack today.
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Old 09-23-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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I love spaghetti!...So please give us the recipe! Sounds yummy!
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I cut the squash lengthwise, covered it with saran wrap & nuked until tender. Then take a fork a run it along the squash - comes out like spaghetti strands. I used this instead of noodles & added my regular spaghetti sauce & it was good. I brought the rest of it for snack for next day - just plain. It doesn't need anything on it at all & is 0 Pts per cup.
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Old 09-24-2003, 07:19 PM   #4
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I have a few Spaghetti Squash recipes we make quite often. One involves mixing the cooked squash with cinnamon, artificial sweetener and Molly McButter. The other is a Mushroom Ragout that we pour on top of the cooked squash.
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Old 09-24-2003, 09:54 PM   #5
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I love spaghetti squash! Thanks for the tip, Bicker, I have never thought about trying it sweet! But it does have a delicious, almost buttery flavor that would work well that way. I'll try it tomorrow!
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Hi- this may be a stupid question, but I'm looking
for new veggies- Is the squash actually a type
called spaghetti squash- or is it regular acorn or
zuchinni nuked and noodled with fork as described.
Where can you get it?
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Old 10-26-2003, 07:09 AM   #7
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Spaghetti Squash is indeed a specific type of squash. I believe it is the least caloric of the winter squash varieties. It's big and yellow and shaped something like a rugby ball.
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:01 PM   #8
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Here is an image of a spaghetti squash. When you cut it open, there will be a seedy center which should be scooped out. The remaining flesh will appear solid, but when it is cooked you can use a fork and it comes out in shreds.
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Old 10-31-2003, 11:57 AM   #9
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This actually looks great! I think I will go get one this weekend! I need to avoid the candy tonight. LOL. I will have one or two pieces, to avoid the temptations after the kids stop coming, and then I will set the bowl outside for someone to grab!!! Get it out of my house!!! LOL. Really though, I don't think a few pieces will hurt, after all it IS halloween. I need some healthy dinners this weekend, so I will try to make this! Thanks so much.
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Suzanne, thanks for the images and the specific instructions! I love trying new foods, and this took the mystery out of the process.

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I know it depends on how large the spaghetti squash is, but about how long in the microwave does it take to cook?

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Old 01-17-2004, 09:24 PM   #12
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i just tried that this week, and i loved it. i'm glad to hear that it's the lowest calorie squash, i didn't know that. i ate it with my regular spaghetti sauce and chicken hot italian sausage, it was really good, and very filling. i cut it in half and then in a half again length wise and cooked it for about 15 minutes in the microwave. but i have to say it made me wicked gassy, mabey that beano stuff would help
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I agree totally!!! I haven't had if for a long time but spagetti squash is a wonderful substitute for pasta.....on my way to the grocery store to get some now!
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I eat this all the time. LOVE IT. When I want pasta, I eat pasta, but usually it is spaghetti squash for me.
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someone had mentioned that speghetti squash is the lowest calorie squash. does anyone know exactly how many calories it has compared to pasta?
per cup or whatever.
i've eaten it 4 times in the last week- i serve myself a heafty portion: about 1/4 of a large (say 5.5lb) squash with a large portion of speghetti sauce, some ground turkey or turkey sausage link, and a scoop of part skim ricotta cheese. it's really filling, but is this too much?
my biggest problem is portion size.
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