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Spaghetti Squash with Garden Ragu

I really like using squash in my dishes, but the time it takes to roast them in the oven can become really tedious.  Today for example, I was famished and had a hankering for something with tomato sauce.  What I saw in my head was something like this:

…and I really wanted to make it happen.  I knew that I had a spaghetti squash that I wanted to use, but the thought of waiting 60 minutes to roast it and eat was too much to bear.  So, I decided that I would microwave it and get the show on the road.  I’m not a big microwaver, but after the success I had with using it today, I think it has become my go-to method of cooking squash! Continue reading Spaghetti Squash with Garden Ragu

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Eggplant Rollatini!

Whenever I grocery shop, I always stop in the produce section to look at the lovely plump eggplants, just sitting there in their cozy little group.  They just seem so…inviting.  I want to eat them!  I want to cook with them and have them turn out delicious!  And most of all, I want to do it in a way that doesn’t batter and fry them into an unrecognizable state.

Eggplants are one of those foods that act just like sponges; they soak up whatever you surround them with.  So I decided to surround my eggplant dish with things that taste excellent and at the same time don’t give me post-dinner calorie remorse.  It fits into my low-fat diet very well with the additions of the fat-free ricotta and the nonfat greek yogurt; it also makes my tummy happy to know that it is full of delicious veggies and no gluten. Continue reading Eggplant Rollatini!