Tasty Thursdays – Discovering the Art of Spaghetti Squash

I always had suspicions that my best friend Marisa never eats. Her fridge is always empty, and she never comes out to restaurants. Boy, was I wrong. After an amazing meal of spaghetti squash, garlic bread and freshly caught fish from Key West, I have abandoned my sentiments about Marisa’s eating habits. You’ll have to excuse my shoddy iPhone photos, but I just had to share images of the concoction.

The spaghetti squash became dinner on a whim, which was made apparent by our ill-fated first attempt to ‘shred’ the squash. Our naivety in the realm of squash was made even more obvious during the twenty minutes it took me hacking away at the vegetable’s hard body before it finally cracked through, exposing a fleshy, pulpy inside that smelled like raw pumpkin guts. It took some trial and error, but eventually we had a heaping pile of ‘spaghetti’ in front of us.

To accompany our fibrous ‘pasta,’ we prepared a savory sauce with four cans of tomato paste, diced green pepper, zucchini slice, crushed garlic and plenty of onions. Shockingly, there was not a grain of salt to be found in Marisa’s entire house, but we managed to make the sauce delicious regardless – who knew you don’t need a heap of salt to make something tasty? She also whipped up whole grain garlic bread topped with vegan cheese, and baked a few fillets from fish she caught herself while vacationing home in Key West.

This meal undoubtedly deserves a repeat. I can’t wait until Niko gets his hands on a good spaghetti squash recipe so he can cook me something phenomenal, as always. When we make another batch of this delicious mess, I’ll be sure to have my camera on hand to capture the squash in its true glory.

Munch on, readers!

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