02 February 2012

I got bored...

cooking spaghetti squash melon baller grapefruit spoon seed removal

serve piled high with this sauce or t-rex style like this

I've eaten squash [spaghetti-butternut-zucchini] twice a day for a week straight.
Crazy... especially since up until 2 years ago I wouldn't TOUCH the stuff!
Now I crave it!

Is there a fruit or veggie you shunned forever, only to realize you now adore it?


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42 comments:

  1. yay! totally on the hunt for some spaghetti squash this weekend :)

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  2. I've never even seen spaghetti squash in our shops.  I'm sooo missing out :( 
    I used to hate avocado with a vengeance, but after training myself to eat it, I now can't get enough of the stuff!  We're so fickle aren't we?

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  3. Mushrooms!  I used to despise them.  Now, I love them!

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  4. I can't think of any veggies I don't like...lucky since I'm vegetarian!!

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  5. I've been seeing this around! Looks fun to do :) I do plan to give it a try!

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  6. That's basically ALL veggies for me.  I can't believe it, but I used to refused to eat any cooked veggies.  Now I crave them!  

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  7. Gail@SophisticatedStepsThursday, February 02, 2012

    Yum, yum, yum. Have heard of this. Why I haven't tried it yet is beyond me. Thanks for the reminder that I need to expand my food palette. ;)

    Oh...and...I haven't forgotten you. I am busy....oh, so busy....I am busy, and witty and...(you know...sung to the famous tune.) Anyway...sorry I'm MIA in MIA. I barely have time to brush my teeth...and I think hubby likes it when I do that.

    Tootles! (Does anyone still say that? Oh. ME!)

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  8. Love all squash, it's so earthy and satisfying :-)  For me it was the brussel sprouts, I shunned them until a few years ago when I realized that they don't have to be soggy and boring.  Now I can't get enough!

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  9. I've been like that with tomatoes lately.  I've never liked them, but for the past month or so I've been having them in caprese salads at least five times a week...I cannot get enough!  I've forgotten how much I like spaghetti squash!  I like it sprinkled with parmesan...delish!

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  10. I loooove me some spag squash!!  My mom introduced me to it a few years ago and Ive been obsessed with it since :) One veggie I never even TRIED until blogging was spinach. I had always heard it was gross, and then I tasted it. It totally doesnt even taste like anything! lol I love spinach in every form now, well except maybe frozen. The wateriness of it kinda grosses me out!

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  11. I am SOOOO jealous right now... BOO!  I can't get those here and I so want some...
    im going to pout now for the next 5 minutes.
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  12. My 4 year old LOVES spaghetti squash and brussel sprouts.  When I ask what she wants for dinner for the week she almost ALWAYS says, "Swash!"

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  13. Leanne @ healthful pursuitThursday, February 02, 2012

    I definitely didn't give sweet potatoes the love they deserved when I was a kid! Definitely making up for it now!

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  14. Eggplant and mushrooms.  My entire life I shunned them.  Now, I eat them, many times a week.  I still can't get my husband to enjoy spaghetti squash, but he finally likes eggplant, like, a lot!

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  15. haha P will eat any squash BUT spaghetti. (well he will eat it but he claims not to enjoy it b/c it looks like "brains") but eggplant is a good one to cross off the ew list! I always forget to cook with it -- gotta work on that! <3

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  16. I too am a BIG squash fan! Spaghetti squash is great but I often put the squash back in the oven once I've forked it out as I find that helps to dry it up a bit and stop it from getting too squelchy once the sauce goes on!

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  17. I too am a BIG squash fan! Spaghetti squash is great but I often put the squash back in the oven once I've forked it out as I find that helps to dry it up a bit and stop it from getting too squelchy once the sauce goes on!

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  18. jenn@ahomeinthemakingThursday, February 02, 2012

    MMMMmmmm, spaghetti squash is one of my favorites. We have it for dinner at LEAST once a week in meals that would usually call for noodles. So good!

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  19. For me it's the sprouts...brussel sprouts that is. I always thought they were nasty mini cabbages, but now I roast them in honey mustard and they are seriously heaven on a plate :-)

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  20. Thanks Anna! Totally trying that next time! I undercook mine so it stays al-dente but I want to try your technique out next! <3

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  21. Bell peppers! The red,orange and yellow have made a permanent spot in my diet. I'm still working on liking the green ones. 

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  22. Taste buds do change and we can develop a love for something we couldn't stand.  That is my relationship with brussel sprouts...we now like each other.

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  23. I used to be the same way with squash!  Now I can't believe I turned my nose up at something so wonderful for so long ... but I'm making up for it, for sure :-D

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  24. yes! Brussels sprouts. I had it in my head that hated them for the longest time and I have no idea why. But it's one of my favorite foods now.

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  25. Brussel Sprouts...HATED Them...now I could sleep with them at night.  I love them.

    xxoo

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  26. i always thought i hated mushrooms until I met my husband, tried them again, and found I actually LOVE them!

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  27. mushrooms and brussels sprouts. I used to literally HATE both. Now I can't get enough of either. It's so crazy how our tastes change!

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  28. Marina@CowboycountryvegetarianThursday, February 02, 2012

    I love spaghetti squash, it amazes me each time I fork all the "spaghetti" out. So cool. I feel like a child again: here the squash is coming out of the oven, here is the fork, and ... ta-da! magic has began! I don't know what I love more: this moment or squash itself... Oh well, I do love squash ... with a bonus!

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  29. I'm LITERALLY laughing right now! haha I feel the exact same way! Every time I take it out I wonder if it will work this time... if it really will turn to spaghetti... EUREKA! <3

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  30. I LOATHED broccoli until about 6 years ago.   Now I could eat it every day and be happy.

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  31. Tomatoes! I used to hate them, because my mom only gave me the big, pale, watery ones. But one day I got to taste a home-grown grape tomato, fresh from the vine. It totally blew my mind! And now I want to eat them every day.

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  32. betty @sweatstudysleeprepeatThursday, February 02, 2012

    i absolutely LOVE spaghetti squash! my dad has been making it forever.. since he's always on the low-carb kick.. i could probably eat it every day.. i still haven't found the best way to cook it though, without almost cutting myself trying to cut it in half, that is.

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  33. Yes!!!! I felt that way about them too! It took that one REAL life-changing tomato to set the tone for my relationship with them. I recently discovered a jarred heirloom tomato sauce that changed my mind about sauces as well... its perfection. I've never been happy with canned tomatoes so I avoided them in the fall/winter until they were in season again but the sauce... ohmygosh its brilliant for the cold months!

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  34. bahahaha do not lose your fingers!

    1. microwave on high for a minute or so to soften, then slice lengthwise
    OR

    2. Cut lengthwise AND diagonally! I start at the stem, place the knife right above it, and then slant my slice downwards towards the other side with my hand on the top to stabilize. oh and i sharpen the knife with the sharpener thingie each time before digging in. chefs knife works best.
    hope that helps a little? I was going through the same cutting drama initially! <3

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  35. I love all things squash! I hated brussels sprouts as a kid, but theu are at the top of my yummy list as an adult :)

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  36. I definitely shunned squash. Now I love winter squash...still wary of summer varieties though.

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  37. I would not eat tomatoes for YEARS when I was a kid because I choked on one in a restaurant, but once I was brave enough to try them again I loved them!!

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  38. Lord, there are SO many fruits and veggies I've tried since getting into blogging! I used to HATE brussel sprouts and asparagus, but now I absolutely love them...especially roasted! I swear you could roast any veggie and it tastes about 3000% better!

    I saw that they carry the Dave's Gourmet sauce at our new Publix and couldn't help but think of you! :)

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  39. did our parents know roasting made them better? b/c i so didnt know roasted veggies rocked until I made my own! hehe IN. LOVE.

    miss you hooker!

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  40. omg gail you crack me up -- i was singing along even before you mentioned that it was sung to that tune -- right there with ya! =)

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