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Lemon Pepper Spaghetti Squash Insides

Raw and Exposed

There’s something about this raw lady being inside you that causes mind shudders of pleasure.

One day/night (oh memory) I was hungry and still had to wait for the spaghetti squash to reach spaghettihood when I saw those innards stretched out across the cutting board. So exposed and wanting, nay, begging to be inside me.

I rubbed them in oil and built up their tension while searching for the perfect spices. The wait was too much and I went classic.  They had waited long enough and were immediately drenched in lemon juices and brought to completion with pepper and salt.

Inner Moments

Innards of a Spaghetti Squash

A teaspoon of Oil

The Juices of Half a Lemon

The Zest of Half a Lemon

Cracking Swirls of Pepper

Dashes of Salt

To Bring to Completion

Wet the Insides with Lemon

Toss in Spices and Zest

Drizzle in Oil

Put Everything Inside You

Final Spaghetti Squash Innards

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Low Carb and Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

The perfect substitute for spaghetti and meatballs has been approved by mu mouth.

This spaghetti squash and meatballs bowl is so easy and so delicious. It even takes just as much work as pasta if not less.

Just pop your squash into a slow cooker, or the oven, and cook up your marinara when it’s near ready, and combine. I even use the spaghetti squash as a bowl and just pull the noodles out with my fork as I eat.

Many people just toss in a jar of marinara or spaghetti sauce, but I highly request you try making it fresh. You’ll get to choose your own flavors, the fresh taste bursts through, and it is so much fun to cook.

You even get to use a wok, but a high sided pan works just as well if you don’t have one.

The tomatoes and spices here really reach some earthy and satisfying notes with that Italian brightness we’ve come to love so much.

Ingredients:

1 Recipe of Spaghetti Squash

1/2 of Heirloom Marinara Recipe per Whole Spaghetti Squas

1 T Grassfed Butter or Avocado Oil/Coconut Oil/EVOO

1/2 Pound Grassfed Meat (I used a  primal blend of organ meats for full satisfaction)

Meatball Spice:

Can vary into any spices you want. (Here’s a great list for keto and here’s a great list for paleo meatballs)

I used a combination of salt, pepper, Worcestershire, and coriande

You want to salt the meatballs after they’re in balls to keep the moisture in.

Directions

  1. Let your meat rest for thirty minutes for even temperature heating and because Alton Brown says to.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your spaghetti squash (cut in half, scoop out seeds and add oil). You can also poke 10 holes in your squash, pop the whole squash into the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Heat up your oil in a wok or high sided pan. Once heated sear meatballs on all sides.
  4. Remove the meatballs from your wok/pan and set aside.
  5. Put the spaghetti squash into the oven and set a timer for 30 minutes.
  6. Create the marinara sauce and when you get to ‘simmer for twenty minutes’ add the meatballs and stir the sauce over them.
  7. Remove the squash after 30 minutes and let cool for about five minutes minimum (this is as long as I ever wait).
  8. Fork about half of the squash into strings and add in your sauce and meatballs.

Macros:

For Marinara:

Total Fat: 7g, Potassium: 17.1mg, Total Carbs: 3.5g, Net Carbs: .9, Protein: 1.9g

For Half a Spaghetti Squash:

Total Fat: 0g, Total Carb: 5g, Net Carbs: 4g, Sugars: 1g

To Reheat

Reheat

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine your squash, marinara and meatballs.
  3. Put onto a baking pan or any pan and reheat for about 18-23 minutes. Add more oil if you want it to be more saucy.

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How to: Make Spaghetti Squash

30 Minutes Spagetti Squash

I have some memories of pasta on cold nights of childhood.

Meatballs and sauce soaking long noodles that I struggled to look proper with. My pinkie did not stay up (did you know that originated as a level of drunkenness test?). I remember loving the meatballs the most and being sure to beg father for extras. Otherwise, in pasta food memories, I would order at an Italian restaurant, and that meant pasta. I bet they’d have a pasta dessert if they could.

Angel hair baked in lemon surrounding a toffee chocolate ball anyone?

 Chicken Alfredo was my favored pasta dish. Once I left the nest I only feasted on 30 second macaroni bowls, the Kraft ones. I loved those more than the grass water I used to boil. Yeah…I’m that much of a fairy and loved grass. One day I went outside and picked some, boiled it, and drank. I remember that so vividly. It was so liquidgasming.

Fresh, and like drinking the smell of mowed grass.

I found pasta annoying otherwise, except for Ramen. The weight and mental issues I gained in college make so much sense when I see them typed out on this screen. The Ramen was totally made healthier with chunks of celery and carrots though 😉 .  Ever since going low carb high fat pasta and rice have been mouth banned, and never really missed. They’re just fillers and bacon and butter fill you more. Then one night, at some point in the past, I tried Spaghetti Squash. It was odd but I became ravenous for it and started eating it all the time. This was mostly because I was the only one eating keto and my lover didn’t want it so it entered me often. A full squash makes about four meals. I stored half in the fridge and it lasted for a week. The taste was changed everyday. One day it would have marinara on it one day, lemon pepper the next day, cheddar cheese with Italian spices, and finally a chocolate cinnamon with berries. That one is magical.

All vegetables are basically incredibly nutritious for us, especially those found above the ground. Embrace the caveside.

(The brologic being since our ancestors had access to it then it is most likely what we are meant to eat)

Foods naturally accessible to us just work because no matter how much we try to disconnect from this earth we still need it to survive. Just one night try spaghetti squash over your pasta and see if you can feel and taste the way your body takes it in. Feel the difference.

Away from bro logic it is way easier and more delicious to reheat than noodles. I’ve used both cast iron and flames as well as microwave and both reheat it to the same texture.

 Spaghetti Parts

Buy or Grow a Spaghetti Squash (local farmer’s markets have these right now too, go interact with your food maker)

Locate 2 T of Oil (Look for dark bottled EVOO that has been cold pressed)

Large Glass Baking Dish

Oven

To Create Spaghetti

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees.
  2. Cut the Spaghetti Squash in Half (Spaghetti squash are very hard and need extra muscle power. Activate beast mode for this part). I leave the stem on to use as a  grip.
  3. StabScoop out the innards with your hands and put them aside. Take a low quality picture and turn the picture into a painting and hope no one notices. You can roast the seeds or just eat them raw. You can also eat the innards
  4. Remove the InnardsDrizzle the squash in oil and then rub that wet goodness all over its insides.
  5. Dripping OilPut the squash face side down in a baking dish (or on top of a baking pan) and put the whole thing in the oven.
  6. Glass TimeLet it spaghetti up for 30-35 minutes. (If you forget about it, like me, put it in the fridge for about an hour otherwise it is too soft to perform).
  7. Fork it/scrape prongs across the insides until they turn to spaghetti.
  8. ForkingLeave the spaghetti in and use the shell as a bowl or store for up to a week in the fridge.

Spaghetti Squash Tutorial

Nutritional Breakdown: Pasta vs Spaghetti Squash

Serving Size: 140g:

Whole Wheat Pasta:

Total Fat: 1g, Total Carb: 37g, Sugars: 1g Iron 8%DV

Servings Size: 155g

Spaghetti Squash:

Total Fat: 0g, Total Carb: 10g, Net Carbs: 8g, Sugars: 4g, Vitamin A, Iron and Calcium: 3%, Vitamin c 9%DV