Alexandra Breckenridge's Spaghetti Squash!

IMG_4165 IMG_4170 My beautiful friend Alexandra Breckenridge (who you can catch TONIGHT on Walking Dead 9pm on AMC) happens to be an excellent cook. She comes up with the best recipes in the kitchen. You can almost guarantee every time you walk into her house, she will have some sort of baked good she experimented with over the weekend for you to try. Go to her on a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas? She cooks up a feast and its alway amazing!! Here, she shares her favorite (delicious!) gluten free spaghetti squash! I swear you, your kids, husbands or friends will never know you're not eating pasta!

What you will need:

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dash of Dried chili flakes (if desired)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese to your liking.

**I use about one side of the squash in this, so if you are using the entire thing double the ingredients.

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Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Split squash in half and scrape out seeds
  • season with olive oil, salt, pepper. Or you can add water to baking dish about 1/4 high to help steam the squash in place of seasoning in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • place flesh side down and roast for 30-40 min until fully cooked,

Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.

  • Carve out one side and set aside
  • Finely chop garlic or use a garlic press
  • Heat skillet with olive oil on medium heat
  • Cook the garlic for one minute or until aromatic.
  • Add squash and fry for two min.
  • Add chopped basil And a dash of chili flakes. Continue to cook another min.
  • Turn off heat and add Parmesan cheese
  • Stir until melted ( you can also use cheddar or vegan cheese)
  • Add salt and pepper to taste after you put the squash in the pan to cook

**You can carve out the other half and save on the fridge to have later in the week.

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ENJOY!!!

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5 MINUTE BAKED SALMON ROLLS!

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My schedule is always busy and I feel like I never have time to cook during the week. Unless I cook for a few days at a time, I find myself constantly eating out at restaurants. The problem with eating out all the time is that you're constantly consuming way more calories, fat and sodium. The other problem is that you don't know what you're REALLY eating or what REALLY goes on in the kitchen while someone else is preparing your food.

My favorite food is Asian cuisine. I absolutely LOVE sushi and could eat it 5 nights a week. I came up with a really quick, inexpensive way to feed that habit. It takes 5 minutes to make, it is really healthy and gluten free!

I make mine with frozen wild salmon burgers but you can use any kind of salmon.

What you will need:

  • 1 salmon burger patty per person. (wild if possible!)
  • I package of toasted, ready to eat Nori  (seaweed)
  • Jasmine rice (I buy frozen packaged ones that heat up in 3 minutes when I'm short on time!)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber (optional)
  • Spicy mayo sauce: (optional)
  • 1 tbs of either mayo or vegenaise
  • 1 tsp of saracha sauce
  • liquid Braggs
  1. Heat up the burgers on a forman grill or a pan and at the same time, heat the rice in the microwave.
  2. Cut up your cucumber and avocado.
  3. Mix 1 tbs of veganaise or mayo with your saracha (you can choose your measurements based on how spicy you want it and how much you want to make at a time) mix the 2 together in a little sauce dish or in a bowl. Add a splash of liquid Braggs.
  4. Once the salmon burgers are done, cut them up in either strips or little pieces.
  5. Take your nori and cut it in half in 2 triangles

Nori.

NORI

Wrap some rice, salmon, avocado and cucumber in your cone and you are done!

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5 min salmon rolls

Ok so my way didn't turn out as pretty as the photo above but I promise you it tasted just as good! We can't always be perfect!

 

Dip it in soy, braggs and/or your spicy mayo!

 

Enjoy!!!

KELLY XOXO