One question I get asked quite frequently is, “What is the best way to cook spaghetti squash?” I’ve known people who’ve cooked it and it’s turned out less than desirable and then they think spaghetti squash is not all it’s cracked up to be. Well, I’m here to tell you it is TOTALLY all it’s cracked up to be. The secret is in the way you cook it.
I personally have not mastered the art of baking spaghetti squash. It’s always a little too crunchy in my opinion, and it takes too much time to bake when I’m ready to eat. The crock pot is the perfect solution to get noodle-like spaghetti squash that is cooked and ready to eat when you get home. If you’re looking for a quick, healthy, and delicious sauce I highly recommend this Tuscany Pumpkin sauce from Cucina Antica. Not only is it the taste of Fall bottled in a jar, but it also contains no preservatives and simple wholesome ingredients. If you’ve got more time on your hands, then try my homemade tomato sauce which is made with four simple ingredients.
If you’ve never made spaghetti squash in the crock pot the steps are simple. Simply wash your spaghetti squash and pierce it a few times with a knife (do not cut it, only poke holes). Place the entire squash into your crock pot and add 1 cup of water. Cook on high for 3 or 4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Carefully take out the squash (it will be soft and very hot). Cut the squash in half and take out the seeds. Use a fork to scrape out the squash “noodles”. Season with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite sauce.
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- your favorite sauce
- Wash the spaghetti squash and pierce it a few times with a knife (do not cut it, only poke holes). Place the entire squash into your crock pot and add 1 cup of water.
- Cook on high for 3 or 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
- Carefully take out the squash (it will be soft and very hot).
- Cut the squash in half and take out the seeds. Use a fork to scrape out the squash "noodles". Season with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite sauce.
So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted because life has been a wee bit busy! Last week I was on fall break from classes, but I started my new job at The Container Store. Totally in love with my new job and absolutely can’t get enough of our products. I’ll probably go broke working there, but hey, you only live once, right?
Craig and I have really been trying to eat healthy (with the exceptional cheat here and there) so this egg white omelet totally hit the spot for breakfast. It’s healthy and SUPER easy. I’m going to be honest the thought of flipping any kind of eggs in my skillet scares me. I’m a terrible “flipper”. I can’t flip eggs and I sure as heck can’t flip a pancake. My pancakes are always good, but never pretty. I’m totally getting off track here, but my point is that this omelet is made in your skillet in the oven. How easy is that?? There is no way to mess this up. Just wanted to share something I’ve been working on at school. I just finished up a magazine page layout. I chose to do a food magazine (of course!). I love when I get to combine things I love: food photography and design. …
Today, Amy, of Mod City Mag is sharing some great DIY cold remedies. With the weather cooling down these are wonderful ideas to keep around when you start feeling a little sniffly!
The fall can be a really great season – it’s full of beauty worthy of being displayed on a canvas, smells of pumpkin wafting through the air, cuddles by the bonfire – you get the idea. While fall can be a fabulous time of year, it can also be a miserable time of year. There’s seasonal allergies, colds galore, and the dreaded flu just to name a few. Your nose will go haywire between being so stuffed up you can’t sleep at night to running a marathon that only boxes of tissues dream about. It’s almost a guarantee that at some point this season your voice will become raspy with a scratchy throat and God forbid you come down with a touch of nausea.
Okay, okay… I’ve made fall sound like all kinds of baskets of joy. I promise fall isn’t all that bad. You can still enjoy the fashions, abundance of festivals, and snuggles under a warm blanket without any ailments. If you are one of the lucky ones that get through a whole fall season without so much as a sneeze I applaud you. However, not everyone is so lucky and that’s why we’ve pulled from the internet the best DIY cold remedies for you to keep handy until spring. …