Cooking in Kate’s Kitchen

One of my favourite things about my new apartment is the kitchen. It’s small yet functional and has ample counter space for working out, tweaking and perfecting new recipes. It was only yesterday, in fact, that my roomie (and fellow nut) Meg told me about a new recipe that is one for the books. Meghan had sampled a “spaghetti squash” dish once before and apparently it was a huge success, so for dinner we tried it out ourselves . . .

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, then peirce the spaghetti squash with a fork. The last thing you want is a big bang in that oven of yours.

2. Place the spag squash on a baking sheet and let them roast for an hour.

3. Grate mozzarella & parmesean – the recipe calls for half a cup of each fromage per squash but we tinkered with this, added a bit more and it was delish ( slightly less healthy but slightly more yum.)

4. At this point feel free to whip up some homemade pesto with this recipe. We used store bought so we could crash on the couch and catch up on the Bachelorette instead. Don’t judge.

5. Cut the squash in half with a serrated knife and scoop the seeds and fibrous strings out of the centre.

6. Scrape a kitchen fork through the squash to create spaghetti-like strings.

7. Try to avoid getting your little paws in the squash because this will happen . . . .

8. Add the spag squash and pesto to 1 tbsp of olive oil, heated through.  Let the dish simmer on medium heat, then add cheese.

9. Let the cheese melt in et voila! Spagehtti Squash is the perfect replacement for lovers of pasta who are seeking a healtier alternative. This recipe can be reworked with a variety of sauces, meats and veg. Bon Appetite, ‘tit noix!

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About Kate Lalumiere

After studying wine and spending years in the food service industry, Kate is nutshell's designated food and wine aficionado. Her posts take on the foodie-sphere one restaurant at a time, exposing some of the hottest spots to satiate the ol' buds ! Her favourite restaurants usually include: innovative menus, sustainable & local produce and unparalleled hospitality. Although Kate has a keen ear for food buzz in the National Capital, you'll also find her weighing in on fashion, music and anything that peaks her interest! ** Favourite Restaurant (Ottawa) : Supply & Demand • Wine of Choice: Every wine • Favourite Band: The National • Bad Habit: Being a backseat driver• Favourite Song: Wild Horses • Fashion Icon: Olivia Palermo • Favourite Movie: The Sandlot • Favourite TV Series: Gossip Girl (sue me!) • Sport: Football (to watch and play) • Team: Arizona Cardinals • Blackberry or Iphone: Iphone • Favourite Book: The Sun Also Rises, The Cat's Table, The Bell Jar, On the Road... • ** To ask Kate a question about food, wine or anything else contact her at :

3 thoughts on “Cooking in Kate’s Kitchen

  1. I would never judge someone who wants to catch up on The Bachelorette!
    Recipe sounds delish–will give it a try.

  2. you can also just eat it right out of the squash!!! i often just dump spag sauce in with cheese. also good with pepper and a bit of butter!

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