With this I had a black coffee and a big glass of V8, Yum. I love pasta, being Italian American, I was reared on it. This is a Primavera (literally means “Spring Vegetables) using spaghetti squash and omitting Parmesan cheese. This recipe was created by me, not all recipes I come up with work, but this one came out really good, so I’m sharing it with you.
Spaghetti Squash Primavera Recipe (3-4 servings)
Medium Spaghetti Squash
Small onion chopped
1 medium size stalk of broccoli, florets and half the stem chopped
1 medium carrot, sliced thin
1 medium tomato, chunked in 1 inch pieces
8 asparagus spears, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 large cloves of garlic, smashed and sliced thin
1 bay leaf
Fresh parsley or dried 2 tbsp fresh, 2 tsp dried
Oregano 1/2 tsp
Fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Pierce the spaghetti squash in five or six places and microwave whole for 12 minutes or until squash is tender when knife is inserted in several places. Set aside to cool for easier handling.
Steam together broccoli, asparagus and carrots in a small pot, covered for 7 minutes or until your happy with the texture (tender or crisp tender). I like mine just tender, but not overcooked. Drain and set aside.
In a small sauce pan on medium heat. Add about 1/2 cup vegetable broth with the spices and garlic, cook 1 minute. Add onion and tomato and sauté till onions are cooked through, if necessary add more broth if needed. The broth should be almost cooked off when done. Set aside.
Cut the ends off the squash and half. Scoop out the seeds (tip: if your ambitious, I’m not always, Squash seeds are as good roasted as are pumpkin seeds). Using a fork, scrape out the “spaghetti” strands into a large bowl.
Combine, steamed, sautéed vegetables and olive oil together with spaghetti squash. Serve with Kosher or Sea Salt, if desired.
Note: Other vegetable can be used with this. Mushrooms are good with sautéed mix. Other vegetables that work well with this: Summer squash and zucchini, Spinach, corn nibblets or really whatever you have on hand.
I think I’m going to make a separate page for recipes and relevant cookbooks. I think that is handy. Took a walk to Shopper’s Drug Mart yesterday. Kitty needed kitty litter. Used my walker to take the weight of Ms. Kitty’s toiletries. Beautiful day, it was 10 degrees C/50 degrees F. I love this time of year, it is when it feels like summer without the pain of heat sensitivity. I got behind my housework during the last attack, just didn’t have the energy. With this increase in energy, I am getting caught up. Feels good!