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White Wine & Garlic Broccoli Recipe


White wine and garlic, if these two things aren’t in your cooking repertoire they should be. These two ingredients are usually always on hand and ALWAYS taste good together. Whether they are paired together in pasta dishes, poultry, fish or in this case veggies, it’s a safe bet that the food will taste light and fantastic. (more…)

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Smoked String Beans


Constantly coming up with new side dishes is almost like a part time job. I find it difficult to spice up my side dish repertoire when I’m dealing with selective veggie eaters.  This is why I decided I no longer care about who eats what. I am now making whatever I feel like making and if they don’t like it they won’t eat it. I have also discovered that by doing this people end up eating, and liking, something they don’t normally eat because it’s their only option and therefore they are forced to try it. (more…)

How To: Make Spaghetti Squash


Spaghetti squash seems to be one of those vegetables that my entire group of friends had no idea existed until I started making it. It definitely looks weird to someone who is staring at a big bowl of yellow strings, that hesitation goes away once they realize how yummy it is. I try not to make too much pasta but I love SAUCE so this puts me in a pickle. How do I get the yumminess of a sauce without the carb overload of the pasta? The answer is simple – spaghetti squash. What I love about this particular veggie is that it is the ideal pasta substitute.  It has no taste unless you give it one, so like pasta just add some sauce and you got yourself a healthy alternate to pasta nights!

Step by step cooking instructions for spaghetti squash.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Fill a square glass baking dish (large enough to fit your squash) with a light layer of water, enough to cover the bottom of the pan.

Pierce your squash all over using a fork. Place the squash in the glass baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until you can easily pierce it with a fork. (if you buy a smaller squash start testing at 30 minutes)

Remove from the oven. Once cool enough to handle, place on your cutting board, cut the stem off  and then cut it in half LENGTHWISE.

Using a fork take out the seeds from each side of the squash and discard. Continue using your fork to scrap out the insides of the squash until they are bare and place in a bowl.

Add whatever sauce you like to it and tada you have a yummy healthy meal!

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