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LULU8278 Posts: 313
1/16/12 3:44 P

I like roasting veggies in the oven. Super simple, and tasty. I usually do butternut squash, green bell peppers, onions, carrots, russet or sweet potatoes and cloves of garlic. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil and seasonings of your choice (I usually do Italian seasoning). It makes for a nice side dish.

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1/16/12 3:42 P

With spagetti squash you do have to cook it long enough for it to be softer..otherwise the texture is nasty..but if you cook it long enough it is almost pasta consistency..i usually keep it in the oven for 65-70 mins.

and as for squash i like it crisp so I sautee it in a pan with just some cooking spray just to make it a little tender..season with minced oniions and black pepper..

KELEKONA Posts: 605
1/16/12 10:33 A

Spaghetti squash is among the most vile textures I've tried; I'd rather eat apple peels.

Zucchini just doesn't appeal, plus I think it's out-of-season. Isn't that one where it starts out soft and gets worse as it's cooked?

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1/16/12 9:57 A

do you like spagetti squash?? its my fav right now...cut it in half..drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in the oven for about 60 mins...scrae out the inside to get "spagetti" noodles and toss with chopped tomatoes and zuccini/ dash of olive oil/black pepper and basil...makes a delish side kids will even eat it!!

Also like to make zuccini "ribbons"...take a zuccini and use a veggie peeler to peel into long have to rotate it and you can basically uses the whole zuccini..then add some chopped tomatoes and some leom juice and black pepper(i usually make this in the summer but its delish anytime!)

KELEKONA Posts: 605
1/16/12 6:21 A

We've been lax on the vegetables lately, but I can't seem to find any appealing recipes for them. I've been searching the web for half a day and nothing is interesting.

I'm sick of squash for the season, but I'm still doing pretty well on the rest of the orange group. Most of what I cook does get an onion or tomato if it doesn't get a carrot. I'm not really into any raw foods. I have problems including fruit as well since I don't like the sweetness.

The only way I'll eat another cabbage this year is if I get a corned beef. My brocoli-cheese rice balls were mildly disgusting. And my frozen stir-fry mixes always end up soggy. Last time I dragged kale home, I thought my husband was going to run away screaming. I'm planning to make a spinach lasagna later this week, but that's a token amount.

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