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Friday Foodie: How to cook a spaghetti squash

Friday Foodie: How to cook a spaghetti squash

Last week I showed you how to make a basil walnut pesto. This week, let’s make spaghetti squash and serve it up with some of that pesto. This is also good with my Incredible Meatless Spaghetti Sauce and would be a great accompaniment to roasted veggies. If you don’t have a really sharp sturdy knife to cut this in half, then cook the squash whole, but poke some holes into it, piercing all the way to the heart, or you will have an explosion and a huge mess to clean. Let me know if you have questions and if you like this Friday Foodie, please share it with your friends by clicking the buttons below!

Directions:

With a sharp and sturdy knife, cut the squash in half. Scoop the seeds and threads from the center. Place cut side down on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 45 mins to an hour. When completely baked, shell should yield to a fork and center should be completely hot.

Cooked spaghetti squash

Once baked, use a fork to scoop out the insides, forming piles of “noodles” ready to be served with pesto, spaghetti sauce or roasted veggies.

Enjoy!

Friday Foodie Minute: Avocado and Tomato Salad

Friday Foodie Minute: Avocado and Tomato Salad

This salad takes not much more than a minute to throw together, yet is incredibly delicious. The avocado makes it rich enough to eat for a meal or divide up into side salads for several. Use cherry tomatoes cut in half or slices of a really great meaty tomato. Try it with cilantro and ancho fruit vinegar, or basil and balsamic. Whichever you choose, this is a great salad that is easy and quick to prepare. Hope you will give it a go!

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Friday Foodie: Raw Corn and Radish Salad

Friday Foodie: Raw Corn and Radish Salad with spicy lime dressing

I adapted this delicious recipe from Food and Wine, by Nick Fauchald. The original recipe called for too much oil in my opinion, so I adjusted it back and added some Ancho Fruit Vinegar which I found at Oleaceae here in Santa Fe. But don’t worry, they are online too and believe me, even if you find this pricey, it is so worth it! Next week I will share another recipe using this same vinegar. Hope you will give this recipe a try!

 

Friday Foodie: Raw Corn and Radish Salad
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Recipe type: Salads, raw
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
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Serves: 8
 
Raw corn and radishes, parsley and red onion, dressed in a spicy jalapeno dressing, make this a great late summer salad for anyone.
Ingredients
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded with veins removed, and finely chopped
  • 1½ tsps raw honey
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 2 tsps canola oil
  • 2 Tbs ancho fruit vinegar or rice vinegar or white balsamic
  • salt and pepper
  • SALAD
  • 4 ears of corn, kernels removed
  • 8-10 small radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ c chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ c chopped red onion
Instructions
  1. Place dressing ingredients in blender and blend.
  2. Place all other ingredients in salad bowl.
  3. Toss.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss again.

 

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Friday Foodie: Quickie Sandwich

 

Friday Foodie: Quickie Sandwich

This is a tasty, easy to make sandwich, that comes together in just  few minutes on a night when you are just too tired to think about cooking. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and though you might not always have fresh arugula on hand, any green lettuce will do! Hope you give this a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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Friday Foodie: A Spot of Tea

Friday Foodie: A Spot of Tea

I am coming to you today from Edinburgh, Scotland, one of my favorite places in the world. I am staying at the Gladstone Bed and Breakfast, a simply lovely place with two very gracious hosts. A place I definitely recommend and I will certainly come here again when in the city.

I love traveling in the UK because there is a hotpot in every room and tea, as well as a shortbread or two! I didn’t want to leave you high and dry with no Friday Foodie, so here it is:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Peace and joy!

 

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Friday Foodie: Banana Wraps

Friday Foodie: Banana Wraps

This is a great snack to make at home, or take to work and make there. These fill you up and satisfy your hunger until dinner time.

Remove Romaine lettuce leaves from bunch. Slice a banana lengthwise, four times. Spread 1/2-1 tsp. of almond butter or your favorite nut butter, down the center of the leaf. Place one length of banana on the leaf, fold up end, fold in sides and fold over top. Delicious! Makes 4. You can share…or not!

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Friday Foodie: Watermelon Juice

Friday Foodie: Watermelon Juice

This is so easy and refreshing. Watermelon is chock full of lycopene and vitamin A, plus it is a great way to replace electrolytes.

Refrigerate a medium size watermelon. Once cold, cut in half and scoop out the meat from one half. Place in blender and add the juice of half a lime. Blend until smooth. Pour a glass and enjoy!

 

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Friday Foodie: Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

 

YUM! That’s what I’m saying. These Friday Foodie, Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are delicious! I made a little video to show you how their done:

Notes: Cut the salt back to an 1/8 of a teaspoon and you can increase the maple syrup to 3 full TBS if you prefer.

Friday Foodie: Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 16 balls
 
Delicious slightly sweet treat for dessert or a snack
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 Tbs natural cocoa powder
  • ⅛ tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2½ Tbs - 3 Tbs pure maple syrup
  • ½ - 1 Tbs of water if needed
Instructions
  1. Mix first four ingredients together
  2. Add syrup and coconut oil
  3. Mix into a ball, adding ½ Tbs of water at a time, if needed, until mixture forms a ball
  4. Scoop into 1 inch balls
  5. Allow to dry
  6. Enjoy!

 

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