I'm seriously just sitting here with a huge shit eating grin on my face.
THESE PICTURES LOOK DELICIOUS!
As some of you might have noticed, I'm no professional photographer. But I've taken a couple photography courses in school and I enjoy it thoroughly.
I don't know what I like more, taking pictures or eating the dish after! Obviously eating it but it's a close tie.
I think I've made spaghetti squash twice before. And just roasted it and topped it off with a vegetarian spaghetti sauce. It was okay....
Today when I walked into our local health foods store, the shelves were a bit empty, due to their order not coming in on time. There were plenty of potatoes and squash, being that time of year, and I saw a nice big spaghetti squash with my name on it so I said "OKAY! Let's try this again, and let's do something fancy this time." I talk to Kyri while I shop.
I had made pizza earlier on this week so I had left over pizza sauce and last night I made a white cream sauce for pasta and so I wanted to use them both. I wanted to infuse the spaghetti squash with garlic to give it a powerful kick of flavour so I peeled 4 small cloves and stuck them under the squash while it baked. I also sprinkled the squash with Mrs.Dash, my all time favourite sugarless seasoning, and baked it for a whopping 40 minutes. I chopped some almonds and grabbed some hemp seeds for an added boost of protein and nutrients.
For those of you know don't know HEMP SEEDS are one of natures most healthy foods. They totally come from the pot plant that some of us distastefully turn against, but if you've done your homework you'd see how awesome the plant is. The bud, that people smoke or eat, helps people deal with pain and if it's smoked for pleasure uses it can really uplift people and awaken them spiritually, SOME people. However I think, and this is my opinion only, that the overuse of smoking the bud can lead to a negative lifestyle. The oil that comes from the plant has been known to cure cancer. The seeds are a complete source and protein and are high in omega 3's and 6's. Hemp protein powders can be found in health foods stores and are great in your prework out shakes. The stem can be used to make rope and paper. Why is this plant banned again?
Spaghetti squash has a buttery flavour when it's been roasted. They contain omega 3's and 6's. It is also high in beta carotene, with is essential in preventing atherosclerosis. People that have diabetes should eat more of this wonderful food, because it helps with insulin production. It contains folate, which helps the development of unborn children, for all you lovely pregnant ladies. It also has vitamins like A & C, however vitamin C gets killed off with heat, so make sure you get your vitamin C elsewhere in your diet, with seasonal vegetables like kale and swiss chard. Other nutrients in spaghetti squash are Vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, sodium, zinc and selenium.
Lately I've been wondering what drives my mind to think creative thoughts. How come sometimes my pictures look almost gourmet and sometimes it looks like stuff that came out of Kyri's diaper. What boosts my creativity? I read in The Disease-Free Revolution by Ron Garner that positive thoughts go a long way. Positive thoughts help omit positive energy. A body with a healthy flow of electrons also help. You might have heard about the term "being grounded", and that a walk in the grass will help regulate your system after a day of EMFs, like from Wifi and electronics. Ron talks about how electrons from the earth are attainable by sticking your hands in the soil or by walking in the grass. And guess what I did RIGHT before I took these pictures? Yard work. Tod, Kyri and I gathered all the fallen leaves and put them in bags and cleaned up the yard and got it ready for the winter season. I swear man....those electrons are radical!
INFUSED SPAGHETTI SQUASH
Prepare ahead - Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 4 small cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. Mrs.Dash seasoning
- 1 cup pizza sauce, refined sugar free
- 1/2 cup onion garlic cream sauce (recipe below)
- 1/4 cup raw almonds, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- ground celtic sea salt to taste
Onion Garlic Cream Sauce
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in filtered water, for 4 hours
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- 4 small cloves garlic, peeled and diced
- 1/2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
- 1/4 tsp. celtic sea salt, ground
What to do
1. Onion Garlic Cream Sauce - Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours. Drain.
2. Fry red onion and garlic on the lowest setting, with 4 Tbsp. water until soft, around 8 minutes. Add red onion, garlic, soaked cashews, 3/4 cup filtered water, seasoning, nutritional yeast and sea salt to a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
3. Spaghetti Squash - Preheat oven to 425° F (220° C). Cut squash in half, from top to bottom. scrape out inside seeds and discard. Lightly sprinkle the squash with Mrs. Dash. Lay a piece of parchment paper down on a cookie tray. Peel the 4 small cloves of garlic and place them inside the squash, with the squash faced down on the parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
4. Chop almonds. Once squash is done take out of the oven and scrape out insides with a fork. Be careful, it's hot! It should be stringy, resembling spaghetti noodles. Place squash noodles on a plate, top with pizza sauce, onion garlic cream sauce, chopped almonds, hemp seeds and sea salt. Enjoy hot.