Monday, October 17, 2011

Meatless Monday - Squash, Noodles and Sunflower Butter

Here's another healthy, vegan and delicious meal our whole family enjoyed - spaghetti squash, spaghetti noodles, and sunflower butter sauce.




Usually we have red sauce with squash and noodles, but since were avoiding nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant,  peppers and potatoes), I decided to make a variation of peanut noodles (K doesn't eat peanuts either part of his diet prescribed by his doctor) swapping sunflower butter for the peanut butter.


Ingredients:
Spaghetti squash
Spaghetti noodles
Sunflower butter
Ginger
Garlic
Soysauce
Rice wine vinegar
Grapeseed oil for stir frying
Fresh ground black pepper (not a nightshade) and salt to taste
Trader Joe's frozen Stir Fry Veggie Mix
Cilantro, chives, red onion, cashews for garnish


To prepare the spaghetti squash - cut in half, add 1/2 inch - 1 inch water to casserole dish, bake for one hour at 375.  Boil up some spaghetti noodles (my kids complain less when I add pasta).  Mix together noodles and squash and toss with some olive oil.


In a little bowl mix up some sunflower butter, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, soysauce, rice wine vinegar, grapeseed oil, fresh ground pepper and salt - all to taste (sorry no measurements).


In a wok, stir fry some Asian veggies (easy and perfect for this dish - Trader Joe's frozen Stir Fry veggie mix).  Add sunflower butter sauce.


Plate noodle/squash with veggies and sunflower butter sauce.  Garnish with cilantro, chives, red onion and cashews.  Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Another great dish! (And awesome that the kids liked it.) Can't wait for tonight.

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  2. The timing couldn't be better. I'm sitting here making up the grocery list vegan style! Thank you

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  3. That actually looks pretty good. My one attempt at spaghetti squash was not a success. I'll have to try this.

    Why are you avoiding nightshades?

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  4. I just got my first spag squash of the season the other day. May need to try this!

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