Who Knew: A (New) Food Story

As I’ve mentioned, I’m a slow-carber. Six days of very low carbohydrate intake, with one day to binge on anything, and everything, I can think of (If this seems a mystery, check out my post where I discuss this in  more detail).

These six days of strict eating can get booooring. So many eggs. So much chili. Beans at every meal… but I’m getting good at baked-spaghetti-squash-garlic-butter-4564knowing what to eat, and to spice it up a bit (turmeric and cumin have become super friends).

My newest diamond in the rough is SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Never in a million years would I have even looked – well, I never really looked at it to think about what I thought it looked like. If I had, I wouldn’t have given it a second glance. I don’t even know what to do with regular squash, so a spaghetti squash? What does that even mean?

It means deliciousness! Our first spaghetti squash purchase was a little overwhelming, as the two-ish pound vegetable came to over $6. We were regretting our decision a bit. Then we cooked it up, and realized that 2.5Ibs. = 10+ servings. Money well spent, we decided, especially after we ate it. The flavor was excitingly sweet, reminding me of a plantain. It’s one of our new staples.

baked-spaghetti-squash-garlic-butter-4575In a hurry for lunch, I sautéed some mushrooms in a dash of ghee, followed by some chicken (pre-cooked and refrigerated for easy cooking like this), added a few drops of sesame oil, followed by tossing in the SS with some soy sauce, and minutes later, I had a delicious, slow-carb lunch (the SS was also pre-cooked and refrigerated).

I am not a cooker. Until recently, when I was hungry, I went to a place that served food. If not for having someone who does like to cook in the house with me, I’d be eating beans from a can all week (if my finances didn’t allow restaurant eating). Thanks to his teachings -that making tasty food can be super easy- I’m branching further out of my comfort zone in the kitchen, finding it easier and easier to stick to this eating plan that works so well for me!

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cooked and waiting for more fast-lunch fantasticness!

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Tossed as explained above. Super Yum!

  • Have a favorite Spaghetti Squash recipe?
  • Ever tried it before?
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