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Low Carb Spaghetti from a Squash!

Look for squash that is heavy for its size and blemish free. Storing them in plastic bags encourages spoilage. If left to grow, zucchini get as big as a baseball bat, and… about as tasty.

The flowers of all summer squashes are edible and can be stuffed with guacamole or other fillings. Scoop out the insides of summer squash and stuff with celery, chopped spinach and nuts. Use squash slices for dipping or as crudités. Try them sliced or grated into salads, made into pickles or pureed into soups and sauces. Using a tool called a Spirulizer, summer squashes can be shred into noodle-like threads and used as low carbohydrate pasta. Various types of summer squashes can be substituted for one another in recipes.

Squash is an easy plant to grow in the garden. Squash corresponds to the Sun, the energy of Fire and spirituality. It has traditionally been used to increase one’s awareness of the unseen reality around us. In folklore, it is believed that squash seeds could increase fertility if planted close to the home.

Pasta PrimaRawva

Even serious lovers of Italian food will find this delicious. You will feel great after this meal!

2 yellow squash
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 2 hours
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup pitted, sun-dried olives
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt

Slice the squash into long, thin noodles, or use a Spiralizer tool to “spiralize” it. Set aside. Combine the remaining in ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until well blended but still chunky. Toss the puree with the squash and serve. You do not need to cook the squash or sauce! Enjoy.

Makes 2-4 servings.

To find a Spirooli or Joyce Chen Spirulizer, check out RawGuru.

What creative ideas do you have for this versatile vegetable?

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at brigittemars.com. Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at rainbeaumars.com.

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10:34AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

sounds delish!!!!!!!

6:24PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Yummy and healthy! The recipe sounds good. I love it. Thanks.

5:49AM PST on Nov 10, 2010

I loved this recipe- and dont forget to add the wonderfully fun spaghetti squash, my kids loved to tease the "noodles" out and ate it right up when they were allowed to do it themselves.

6:54AM PDT on Oct 12, 2010

one of my favorite meals is a raw dish of grated zucchini pasta with a sauce of a tomato blended with different herbs, then topped with nutritional yeast! :)

I love squash!!!

2:15AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

Thanks.

10:01AM PDT on Aug 20, 2010

interesting

9:59AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Sounds very good and really simple. How can you go wrong?

12:01PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010

Always looking for a way to use (up) zucchini. This is great and thanks!

8:17PM PDT on Jul 24, 2010

spaghetti is always a favorite..love the cheese and the tomato sauce..yum..yum..

8:15PM PDT on Jul 24, 2010

very healthy..wanna try it..

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