Sunday, October 27, 2013

My first spaghetti squash & I made guacamole!

I made 2 foods for the first time this week and I want to tell you about them both, in detail!  I'm not very adventurous in the food eating (or food cooking!) department so these are a big deal for me!  You guys are giving me such inspiration - THANKS!! :)

SPAGHETTI SQUASH:
I posted about my first spaghetti squash purchase the other day. All of your posts and recipes that included this squash got me totally intrigued!  How had I never even tried spaghetti squash??  Well, Thursday night was the night!  And I'm JUST getting around to tell you about it!  {PS - I was so into the cooking I forgot to take pictures...but these pictures I found online are just as accurate!}


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I found a Dani Spies' video online and it was super helpful!  When I Google'd for some tips, this was one of the first links that popped up and I was able to watch and prep/cook along with Dani...it was great!  I did brush a little EVOO and sprinkled some S&P on the inside of the squash before baking it.  And let me tell you - 1 squash yields A LOT of 'spaghetti'...like a big Tupperware's worth!  That was awesome!


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The verdit:  IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!!   My family loved it!  I treated it like spaghetti and served it with some marinara sauce.  YUM!  My 21 month old asked for more after he finished his bowl!  And my husband said it was a new favorite!  I'm so happy that I took the plunge - I will be making this again very soon!

GUACAMOLE:
Would you believe I had never bought an avocado either? Oh my word!  So this week I bought 2, plus a tomato and an onion, so I could make guacamole.  I really like guacamole, BUT I really don't like cilantro...yuck!...and basically every story bought guac contains cilantro.  That's when I had a brilliant idea....MAKE IT MYSELF :)

In a big bowl I mixed:

  • 2 avocados
  • a small handful of diced tomato (very small pieces)
  • a small handful of diced onion (very small pieces)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • S&P to taste
and it's as simple as that - creamy and delicious!!  It did turn a little brown in the fridge, because I didn't put any lime or lemon juice in it, but I didn't care!  Paired with the Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips (because they're the best!) it was a home run!! {Again, not my pictures!}

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So I'm 2 for 2!  Thanks for all your tweets/comments helping me out!!

Hope you're having a super Sunday :)
I'll be back later with more!

10 comments:

  1. I can't believe that's the first time you bought avocados! You have been missing out

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    1. I know Elise!!! I bought 3 at the store today :)

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  2. Wow first time for avocados! That's really awesome. I like slicing up avocados and putting them in my sandwiches. As far as spaghetti squash goes, I've never tried that. I may have to now!

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    1. They are SO creamy and delicious - I can't believe what I was missing!! And yes, def try spaghetti squash...and let me know what you think, Dee!

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  3. It's amazing with multigrain tostitos, but not for everyday :) but certainly not Eat non multigrain. Now go to gym :)

    Dominick
    http://www.BodyLineSolutions.com

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    1. All things in moderation, right?? ;). Thanks for stopping by Dominick!

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  4. Well aren't you just a little dare devil =) I really can't believe you never had spaghetti squash before... however I can't say much since I've never made guac. Guess we're equal.

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    1. Haha - I know!! And you should totally make guac....it couldn't be any easier - just throw things in and mash it up :)

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  5. Awesome to hear you trying these things. Love spaghetti squash but haven't made it in ages, will have to cook it again soon!
    Homemade guacamole and salsa are so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought that once you start you will find it hard to go back! We like Cilantro, but still the taste difference makes it worth making fresh ... so long as you can get decent avocados at the store.

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    1. I so agree - I've already made guacamole twice last week....so much better than store bought!! And the second time it was even better because I bought the perfect avocados! (I'm still learning!)
      Thanks for your comment, Michael!

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