New foods…..

6 Feb

Tonight was a night of new things in the kitchen. With all the food I cooked, you would think I was cooking for an entire family but nope, just me.

First I made spaghetti squash. I’ve never had it before and have wanted to try it as a substitute for real spaghetti.

I love that my squash had a name on it–Margot hehe (and let’s excuse the chipped nail polish)

 I baked it at 375 degrees for an hour. I was contemplating whether or not to slice it down the middle beforehand. I looked online at the pros and cons and decided to just keep it whole while baking and cut when it was finished.

I scooped out the seeds and then forked out the flesh.

Suffice to say, I will be eating this throughout the wk! I also made a sauce with Morningstar Sausage Style Crumbles, onions, garlic, mushrooms and stewed tomatoes.

Side dish was baby spinach with teardrop tomatoes (which until today, I had never heard of but they were on sale so bring it!)

I put some evoo on the pan and threw in the spinach and let cook for about three minutes. I then threw in the tomatoes and some balsamic vinegar

Dinner is served!

All mixed up…..

 

 Why didn’t I try this before? It was AMAZING! And obviously, way more healthy than spaghetti. I wasn’t the only fan…..

Didn’t stop there! I had a gnocchi recipe sitting in my cabinet for a while. I have only had gnocchi in restaurants and thought it would be fun to make my own. Unfortunately the recipe is on paper but if anyone is interested, please let me know.

Gnocchi in the making……

The final product (I had to try a few to make sure they would be an acceptable meal later this week)

 It was great! I will have to try it a few more times to perfect my technique but thought it turned out well. The biggest pain of it was the mess and waiting for the potatoes to boil.

I also tried the Chobani Champions Honeynaner that I bought earlier today (with some  flax)

Keeper! It was a smaller portion of Chobani so I was a little unfulfilled by it but I imagine it would be great with granola and fruit.

Game plan for the rest of the night?

Love this movie! Every time I watch it, it uplifts my spirits and I am going out tomorrow night to watch the SuperBowl so I need to rest up tonight.

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2 Responses to “New foods…..”

  1. Jessica@Healthy Exposures February 7, 2010 at 1:24 am #

    so many neat food finds! I’ve been dying to try spaghetti squash…

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