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#FoodieFriday Craving Chinese?!?!

Posted on January 23 2015

Everyone has their guilty pleasure. For my husband it is pizza, for me it is Chinese food. Unfortunately, immediately after consumption the guilty part of the pleasure kicks in and I feel like I will be carrying that meal with me for a week. Fortunately, I have found an easy and guilt free way to enjoy one of my favorite types of food by using a wonder vegetable... Spaghetti Squash! Not only can this squash be used for Chinese food but also for any meal needing a noodle replacement. Below is my favorite Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein recipe!

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Ingredients
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
  • 2 cups cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)

Directions

Cut a spaghetti squash in half length wise and scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up in a 13 x 9 pyrex and pour 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until flesh is very tender. Once done, scoop out flesh with a fork so it breaks apart into strings, set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger and white pepper; set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cabbage until heated through, about 1 minute.

Stir in spaghetti squash and soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately.

 

 

Picture & Recipe courtesy of: http://littlebitsof.com/2014/10/spaghetti-squash-chow-mein/

 

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