Monday, December 17, 2012

Primal Spaghetti!

Mrs. H. hit one out of the park for dinner today!  Behold, "Spaghetti with Meat Sauce."   But there are a couple of extraordinary things about it:

1) The sauce is prepared in a crockpot after only about 15 minutes of prep time, and
2) The spaghetti is not pasta, but rather spaghetti squash.

So it is easy and convenient (cooking 4-6 hours on low), and it's PRIMAL!  No pasta, no starch - just pure meat-vegetables-spices-and oil paleo-goodness.  For those with diabetes or gluten allergies, this is a way for you to indulge in a hearty and healthy spaghetti.  Besides spaghetti squash, you can also use zucchini noodles or even sauteed spinach in the place of noodles.

This is Miss Grace's first time at bat with her new cookbook: Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple by Chrissy Gower.  The book is large, gloriously illustrated, laid-out in a practical, almost website-like way, with color-coded sections and easy-to-follow instructions.  So far, so good.  With an emphasis on good!


Joe Greene said...

Too bad you don't live closer. We grew spaghetti squash in our garden this year and ended up with 2 overflowing wheelbarrow loads. I hope it keeps well in the cellar.

We like this dish a lot. I'll take the nutty squash flavor over noodles any day.

(hope this doesn't post twice - Google glitch)

CyberSis said...

Scrumptious ... and for the slow cooker, to boot. I need to get that book!

Here's a blog that Mrs. H. might like ...
As of July 10, 2012 all the recipes posted there are wheat-free, grain-free, and starch-free. They are a feast for the palate as well as for the eyes. Gourmet Girl is very clever and creative in her quest to figure out wonderful alternative ingredients and methods that work, and she has a charming way of explaining things. She has become my favorite cooking and baking resource on the web.

The author of another blog ... ... says she has come up with a way to make wheat-free/grain-free/starch-free bread that looks, tastes, and acts like the "real" thing. I've collected all of the ingredients, but haven't gotten a chance to try it yet, though judging from the comments it seems she might be on to something.

The new Wheat Belly Cookbook has a pizza crust that calls for yeast, would you believe! I'm rather new to all of this, but after looking at dozens of bread and pizza dough recipes this is the only one I've come across that actually uses yeast! The book is due to be released on Dec. 24 and can be previewed at Amazon.

Thank you for introducing your readers to Mark Sisson and Dr. Davis! I check their web sites regularly. Also signed up for Mark's weekly email and have purchased and "devoured" the Wheat Belly book (and have the WB Cookbook on order.)

Happy cooking, baking, and eating. And a blessed Advent and Christmas to you and yours!

Rev. Larry Beane said...

I wish we lived closer to y'all for a lot of reasons, Deacon! :-)

Rev. Larry Beane said...

Dear Cyber Sis:

Wow! Thank you so much for these links! Please weigh in any time with suggestions and recommendations! Advent and Christmas joy and blessings to y'all as well!