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Old 11-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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That's right! I cooked an all veggie meal last night and lived

I made Southwest Spaghetti Squash. It was the first time I ever cooked spaghetti squash...not the first time I ever cooked an all veggie meal though In fact last week I made a Hearty Vegetable soup that was quite delish

Angie and I both liked it and I lived through it ....imagine that...a meal without meat

I took some pictures too...

# 1 ~ Traditional tearing of the squash # 2 ~ 1/2 way through decorated with tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, spices... cheese yet to come # 3 ~ What it is supposed to look like # 4 ~ What mine did look like and finally # 5 ~ My mess!
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Oh and knowing Angie was coming home after work all day then teaching a yoga class....I left the kitchen like this...because I know what is good for me
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
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lol!!! Love the B & A pictures!!! Omg, that dish looks tasty! I was vegan before, and I absolutely love spaghetti squash. You can also cook it straight in the oven if you cut it in half and turn it upside down in a little water. It gets steamed kind of. It is so delicious.
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Oh and knowing Angie was coming home after work all day then teaching a yoga class....I left the kitchen like this...because I know what is good for me
... is the leftover beer so she knows *you* cleaned up and not some magic fairy crew?
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Gary, a couple of comments and a question ? Question first, when do you add the Coors Light ? Comment next, it looks delish but I think the addition of cheese knocks it out of the vegan ballpark.
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Ya, the ever present beer can!

Your dish looks yummy, no matter what the cookbook looks like.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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SOUTHWEST SPAGHETTI SQUASH ~

I got it out of a book called incredibly easy Vegetarian ~ google brings the exact recipe up, you can do it and print it out if you want...however...here it is...good and EZ ....so ez a guy can make it and enjoy a beer...or two


SERVES 4

Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash (3 pounds)
1 (14 ounce) can Mexican-style tomatoes, undrained
1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup monterey jack cheese, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1Preheat oven to 350F.
2Cut squash in half lengthwise.
3Remove and discard seeds.
4Place squash, cut side down, in greased baking pan.
5Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until just tender.

6Using fork, remove spaghetti-like strands from hot squash and place strands in large bowl.

7Add tomatoes with juice, beans, 1/2 cup cheese, cilantro, cumin, garlic salt and pepper; toss well.
8Spray 1 1/2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
9Spoon mixture into casserole.
10Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
11Bake uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
12Serve immediately.
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lol!!! Love the B & A pictures!!! Omg, that dish looks tasty! I was vegan before, and I absolutely love spaghetti squash. You can also cook it straight in the oven if you cut it in half and turn it upside down in a little water. It gets steamed kind of. It is so delicious.
It was good and tasty JEN. Not sure on vegan rules but I think if the cheese was removed it would still taste great.

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... is the leftover beer so she knows *you* cleaned up and not some magic fairy crew?
JULIE by the time she got home there was zero beer leftover!

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Gary, a couple of comments and a question ? Question first, when do you add the Coors Light ? Comment next, it looks delish but I think the addition of cheese knocks it out of the vegan ballpark.
I starting adding the Coors Light around 3pm...an hour before I started cooking anything The cheese does knock it out of veganland but I was looking for veggie and I think Jen just meant when she was eating vegan she had spaghetti squash a lot.

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Ya, the ever present beer can!

Your dish looks yummy, no matter what the cookbook looks like.
Thanks ANNE...as I am sure you all have guessed...the beer can is a prop...you know....my "signature" just in case I ever get famous copying others recipes and posting them with middle of the road pictures
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I could give up meat but can't see living without milk, cheese and eggs !
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lol BARGOO...I am not sure I could ever go all veggie...positive I could never be vegan...but Angie and I are really cutting back on meat...as soon as we eat all of it in the freezer....I'm not in panic mode yet...I still see meat in there....lol
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
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OK...We had leftovers of the dish...Angie took some for lunch and saved some for me. My sister came to visit, she has breast cancer as some of you know...anyway she is doing chemo and has trouble with some smells/tastes/etc. She was hungry so I had her try my leftovers...she has never been a big eater...I had a MAN SIZE bowl that I warmed up for her...she ate the whole thing loved it!!!

Who's da man?...I'm the BIG BROTHER!!!
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Good for you , cooking something your sister will enjoy. Your sister is lucky to have such a great brother.
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Great recipe - thanks for sharing! I'm always on the lookout for new veggie recipes
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Stick with me gals....there will be more...as Angie turns me towards vegetarianism...or at least tries to....wink
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Made my cheese enchiladas today No meat
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