Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Icebox Experiments: Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Still haven't implemented the planning for the week thing. Ideally on Sunday, I would get the baby ready after her nap and go to the grocery store to look for what looks good and seasonal. Instead, this weekend, we went to Whole Foods for the vegan lot. I hate buying actual groceries there. But, I still haven't had the time to run to Heinen's. So, today, I sorted through what was in the icebox. The most old veg was a spaghetti squash, purchase date unknown. So, we went with spaghetti squash primavera. This was met with the same concern as fake meat tacos and vegan mac and cheese. This was bold forgery of a good old Italian recipe.

This experiment, like so many, had unexpected results. The adults loved it and the Belle didn't. She ate some of the vegetables out of it, but just spit out the squash. Alas, failure is part of playing the game.

Spaghetti Squash Primavera
Roast at 400
1 small spaghetti squash, halfed, de-seeded, and oiled

Sautee lightly
sliced carrot
sliced zucchini
sliced asparagus

To the veg, add
1 t meyer lemon zest or
1 t preserved meyer lemon

Toss in the spaghetti squash

Make a sauce by adding
1 t vegan margarine
3 T soy milk
squeeze of meyer lemon
(Can be completed with a few dollops of goat cheese, but of course we didn't.)

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