Everyone has someone who they look up to, idolize and adore. There's one person in my life who has been there every step of the way. Took care of me as a baby and always put up with my nonsense as I would quietly read her diary underneath my bed. I trust her with my secrets and she's the one who I know would never judge me for a second. My best friend who is my sister Stephanie.
Unfortunately, Stephanie lives 1,900 miles away so distance is hard at times but it never takes away how close we are at heart. When we're with together it's the best feeling of happiness I could ever feel in my soul. Though I miss her when she leaves, I know we're only a call or a FaceTime away.
A couple weeks ago she managed to make a spontaneous trip to spend the week with us. My heart filled with joy. From pork rinds, yoga and game night, there's not much more I could ask for.
Except Spaghetti Squash S'pgetti.
Stephanie spent the night at my house as we watching Twilight New Moon and drank wine, she showed me how to make this alternative twist to pasta free spaghetti.
Spaghetti Squash S'pgetti
1 whole spaghetti squash
1.2 lb grass-fed ground beef
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
Sea salt & pepper
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half with seeds removed and place face down on a cookie sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
In a cast iron pot, heat olive oil. Add onions, celery and carrots and season. Once vegetables have softened, add garlic, tomatoes and bay leaf and stir down to a simmer for about 25 minutes.
In a different pan, cook ground beef and season generously. Once that is thoroughly cooked, you may add it to your sauce and stir. Taste testing and adding any other seasonings or herbs you desire.
Putting it together:
Flip the spaghetti squash over and using a fork, start picking at the sides and they should come out easily and resemble angel hair noodles. Choose your portion and place your sauce on top! Enjoy without guilt and fear of carbs and extra calories!