8 Weeks Old
Likes: Playing "Red Mouse" & "Bitey Hand"
Dislikes: His own tail
Potty-trained, neutered, microchipped and adopted from a local shelter. I'm in love.
I'm also going to get a water gun. Hobbes enjoys climbing K's record player....
Strangely enough, even though I now have the tiniest kitchen ever, I've actually whipped up some new recipes! The moving process was a bit of a fiasco and K cheated on the gluten diet a few times. Now I'm buckling down (mmuuuhahahah). In the process I discovered that this is one of his favorite new foods:
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta. Not only is it nutritionally dense, it's also a great option for someone who can't have gluten, is watching their carbs, or is a diabetic. It's a great source of carotenes, vitamin C, B1, B6, niacin, fiber, folic acid and potassium. Diet's rich in carotene have been shown to protect against some cancers and type 2 diabetes. Did I mention it's delicious too?
Spaghetti squash is part of the Winter Squash family- though the name is a bit misleading since they're usually available all year round. Winter squash grow in the fall and early winter, but have harder shells than their summer counterparts, which enables them to have a very long shelf life. If you purchase one, be sure to make sure it has a hard shell and doesn't show signs of decay. Once you get it home, store it away from direct sunlight and keep it between 50 and 60 degrees. This will ensure it stays good for awhile. I keep mine in the bottom of the pantry.Pierce the squash in several places, like you would for a baked potato. Then, cut it in half, longways. Place both halves in a baking pan with about an inch of water in the pan and bake for 45 minutes at about 350 degrees. You may have to bake longer, depending on the size of the squash. Once you take it out, allow it to cool for a few minutes so you can handle it.
You will need:
Spaghetti Squash (available at farmer's markets & grocery stores)
1 can diced tomatoes (do not strain)
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
Mozzarella cheese to your liking
Grated Pecorino Romano
Resource: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray