Move over, fiancé. For budding chef Erin Gahagan, there's a new crush in town.
“Spaghetti squash” does not refer to a method of cutting squash, as I’d assumed. Rather, it is the name of specific type of squash that makes the “noodles” within itself simply by being cooked.
I thought for sure I was reading it wrong. Nothing this healthy and delicious could possibly be so easy. But link after link assured me that, in fact, it was that easy.
Obviously I immediately rushed to the grocery store and purchased two large spaghetti squash. They were pretty big and heavy, and therefore a semi-pricey produce purchase, but I was willing to risk it for the chance this might actually work.
Of course, as it turns out, much of the world is already aware of this genius fruit (while hotly debated on the Internet, it seems spaghetti squash is technically a fruit). The masterminds behind The Vegan Cheat Sheet were on to its glories long before the great Gahagan Squash Revelation of 2014. In their “Sauce on Top” recipe section (page 126), they suggest spaghetti squash as a go-to base and offer recipes for seven amazing-looking sauces to pair it with.
Hmmm, seven sauces. . .now I can continue my love affair every single day of the week. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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