Thursday, November 17, 2011

9 ways to eat spaghetti squash.

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back in august i did a post on 5 ways to eat an avocado, and since Thanksgiving is next week i thought it would be fun to do something similar for one of my favorite Fall vegetables--the spaghetti squash. i love how versatile spaghetti squash is, and i am always amazed at how just a few simple ingredients can taste so good together.

i've never met a squash i didn't like, but unfortunately they are my husband's least favorite vegetable. [?!] he's been traveling for work a lot lately though, so i've had a lot of chances to get my squash fix, as i'm sure you can tell. :) these are 9 of my favorite ways to eat a spaghetti squash....

1. sauteed shallots + roasted grape tomatoes.
2. sun-dried tomatoes + fresh spinach.
3. pesto + avocado.
4. fresh lemon juice + butter + shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese.
5. cooked kale + toasted pine nuts + shaved parm cheese.
6. butter + butternut squash.
7. lemon/olive oil dressing + capers + prosciutto.
8. pumpkin pasta sauce + sweet & savory pumpkin seeds + shaved parm cheese.
9. grilled asparagus, carrots, and lemon + lemon/olive oil dressing.

**these are all made up of basically all my favorite foods, but butternut squash seriously tastes like candy to me, so i think #6 would have to be my favorite....with #3 a very close second. :)

25 comments:

  1. this post made me smile! such an adorable photograph and such delicious ways to eat squash. mmm this making me so hungry. :3 xx

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  2. Eeek, that is glorious! I'm a sucker for pasta - thanks for the new ideas!

    Here's to a happy weekend. xo.

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  3. YUM- spaghetti squash is one of my FAVORITES. I usually do a homemade marinara veggie sauce for it. I can't wait to try one of your suggestions!

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  4. i'm going to try that! looks absolutely delectable. :))
    -jocee <3

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  5. spaghetti squash is a favorite of mine. you're pictures+the food look delicious.

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  6. OHMYGOODNESS! so going to make all of these! I'm such a sucker for squash...seriously, it's like my favorite. yum yum yum! thanks for sharing! xo

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  7. mmm. i love squash! i'm going to have to look at some of these options!

    happy weekend pretty lady!

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  8. these all look delish! especially number 2.

    Lindsay

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  9. Whitney! I have been wanting to try making spaghetti squash for years but for some reason it scares me! This post makes me feel like I need to get over this fear. Maybe you can give me instructions on how to cook it. I love squash but I just don't know how to cook any of it.

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  10. Oh I like the look of all of these! But yes, I just adore butternut squash as well! :)

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  11. Oooooh! I love spaghetti squash, but I don't think I've eaten it any other way but with spaghetti sauce! Thanks for the idears...and girl, your food photography is simply STUNNING! I wish I were half as good as you are! :)

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  12. Oh gosh! This is my kind of blog entry! These all look so fabulous and mouthwatering!

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  13. wow. officially starving + can't wait to try a couple of these out. lovely!

    xo Alison

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  14. hey whitney! ♥ This is what I love to see! I do remember that post on avocados! ♥

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  15. YUM! i love spaghetti squash, and will definitely try out some of these combos.

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  16. I love spaghetti squash too, and as I'm the only one in my family that does, it's my responsibility to eat an entire squash by myself (easy!). But you've made it easier, can't wait to try these.

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  17. Yum, yum and more yum.
    I know what I will be cooking more of that's for sure!!

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  18. I've weirdly never had spaghetti squash. Might have to try it now!

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  19. oh my goodness. your posts like this are my absolute favorite!
    totally pinned and bookmarked, dude.
    I'm getting one of these TODAY. I swear.

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  20. so yummy! each dish looks equally pretty and delicious!!! love the creativity you have. :-)

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  21. i just bought two spaghetti squashes - doin this. THANKS :)

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