Friday, February 01, 2013
I was on the hunt for brown rice shells yesterday; I wanted to make one of my fav pasta dishes, which I realized I hadn't made in forever. Perfect comfort food, too, good for this blustery winter day.
Only neither of the stores I went to carried it.
When it occurred to me that I had a spaghetti squash languishing in my fridge. Who needs pasta?
If you've ever eaten spaghetti squash you'll realize it isn't really like pasta. It's got a slightly sweet taste that can make dishes taste different. But it's cooking in my oven as we speak.
This is a dish where I tend to overindulge a bit in the pasta & while it's a healthy dish, overindulging in anything is never a good idea.
So while I'm at it I threw in the sweet potatoes that were beginning to go bad. Might as well kill 2 birds with one stone. I have a dish I've been meaning to make with them, too, only I kept being too lazy to pre bake the potatoes. The recipe actually doesn't call for it, but I have a feeling it needs it.
Sometimes the universe shows us the way, if we just stop long enough & pay attention - & if we don't, the universe has other ways to get our attention - not in a good way, usually.
Have you been nudged recently?
Made some healthy substitutions?