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Spaghetti Squash Made Easy

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What is a spaghetti squash?

I had no idea what spaghetti squash is or how to make it. Hans’ mom gave us one a few days ago and tonight I learned why it is called spaghetti squash AND I learned one to prepare it.

The preparation was actually quite simple…ONCE you master getting through the rather tough outer shell. Make sure to use a sharp knife. Cut away from your body and watch your fingers. Or if you are like me, have someone else cut it…and meanwhile walk around the house nervously hoping nobody gets injured.

Once the fruit is cut open, the fun begins.

How to prepare spaghetti squash:
1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, length-wise. Be careful to not cut yourself.

2. Scoop out all of the seeds and “guts” surrounding the seeds. If you are as obsessed with pumpkin seeds like me, you want to save those seeds and roast them later.

3. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Place both halves on a baking sheet with raised edges. Place the spaghetti squash on its cut side. Add a bit of water to the baking sheet to prevent the squash from drying out. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the “meat” is soft.

4. Remove from oven and eat with fork straight out of the shell. (Littlest clean-up that way). Hans suggested to sprinkle a bit of Himalayan Pink Salt on it and he was right it is REALLY DELICIOUS. Enjoy =)

Half was plenty for me. Hans ate the other half.

Half was plenty for me. Hans ate the other half.

Healthful benefits:
* Low in calories, but rich in fiber and various vitamins (including A, C, B2, B3, B6, and K). It is also rich in manganese, folate, and omega-3 fats.
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/spaghetti-squash-calories-nutrients-1883.html

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