In The Kitchen

Easy Faux Pasta

I'll admit years ago, when I first tried Spaghetti Squash I was intimidated but it ended up being so easy and it's a staple of mine now and is quite perfect for a pasta fix with out an overload on carbs. The best part is that it's SO versitile! Use red, white, or pesto sauce whatever you want!

It's this simple:

Cut the squash in half. But be SOO careful! These buggers are very hard and I would hate for someone to chop off a finger because I didn't warn you.  

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Scrape out the seeds and middle. 

Place the squash cut side down and bake in the oven for an hour on 400 degrees.  

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Let it cool for like 15 minutes and get a fork and pull the noodle-like strands from the cooked squash.  

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You can also cook it in the microwave if you’re short on time. Cut the same put face down with a little bit of water in the pan and microwave for 10-15 minutes depending on how big your squash is.

Often times during Lent I kick meat to the curb and only eat fish. But however you would like to dress up your dish have fun with it.

Here’s what I used: 

Broccoli

Arrichokes  

A dab of cream cheese

Parm cheese

Garlic and other spices

(I threw in shrimp at the last minute) 

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Mix everything together and put back into the squash shell. Top with a little bit of parm cheese and broil for about 5 minutes. 

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Then enjoy the goodness!

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This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes for when I want pasta but not the calories. 

Hey, if you look real hard you can see Friday in the distance…

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Burger Perfection

Hello Friends!

I don’t know about you but once March hits, I’m mentally done with Winter as much as I love it. All I can think about is enjoying a cocktail on our patio and grilling. Speaking of grilling I love to share with you guys when I find a new kitchen tool that makes life just that much easier. Not to mention prettier. When “Burger Mee” approached me for a collab I was so excited to try out their signature Burger Press. It saves you time because you can press a few of them before you have guests coming and can just throw them on the grill. 

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Don’t think you have to only make burgers either!

Think Tuna Melt, Crab Cake, the possibilities are endless! 

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If you’re into kitchen tools that will make your life just a little easier head to their Instagram (@burgermee) or website (www.burgermee.com).

In my neck of the woods it feels like -1. So I guess we are just going to have to hang in there and wait for the grill until the weather breaks. Happy Wednesday!

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Stack ‘Em High

The good news about today is that we are only one day from the weekend starting right?

One of my very favorite things to make is a good stacked dish. I’ve used this tool before when I was showing you how to plate a stacked salad. This is the first time that I used both metal rings on top of each other to make an even taller stack. It’s so easy to do, and quite impressive if you’re serving it for dinner.

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These Tuna Stacks are simple but pack a punch of delicious and are perfect for your sushi fix. Start with your first metal ring and press your rice in (I used sticky but regular white would be fine too). Then, do the same with avocado, cucumber, and then crab.

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When you’re adding the ingrediencies, once you get to a point where your first metal ring is running out of room that’s when you add the second one. Mine was about when I added the crab.

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If you don’t have metal rings, you can make this on a tad smaller scale with a one cup measuring cup. I’ve done that before too. After you are happy with your stack very carefully add the tuna (I seared on each side for about a minute or so).

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For the finishing touch add a mix of lite mayo and Sriracha, and drizzle on top.

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I mean, it’s Thursday after all, I don’t see anything wrong with starting the weekend a little early.

What do you say?

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