Friday, December 16, 2011

.on the menu.
.vegetarian spaghetti squash and meatballs.
*veggies, spaghetti squash, black bean meatballs.

.shopping list.
.spaghetti squash.
.mixed bell peppers.
.can of whole tomatoes.
.green onions.
.oregano/greek spice/dried peppers/cumin seeds/S&P.
.black beans.
.fresh cilantro.
.olive oil.
.whole wheat bread.
.goats cheese.
.extra old cheddar.

.Preheat oven to 375f.Cut med-large spaghetti squash lengthwise. Remove all seeds with a large spoon. Drizzle inside of squash with olive oil. Place rind size up on a baking sheet. Cook for 45 minutes on the middle rack of the oven.
.Chop 3 peppers, 1/2 zucchini, 4 green onions, 4 gloves of garlic, and 1 bunch of kale (stems removed). Add all desired spices to taste. Saute veggies at a low heat for 10 minutes, chop canned tomatoes roughly, and add liquid from can and tomatoes to veggies. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover, and let simmer.
.Place 2 pieces of bread or one whole wheat pita on the bottom shelve in your oven, while you cook your spaghetti squash. Once bread is very toasted, but not burnt take it out of the oven and let it cool off. Once cooled off and firm, place bread into a food processor until it turns into bread crumbs.
.Empty one large can of black beans into a colander, rinse well with cool water. Combine 5 cloves of fresh garlic, 5 green onions, 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, 2 tbsp of cumin, 1 tsp of salt, 3/4 tbsp of pepper, all finely chopped into a mixing bowl. Add breadcrumbs to mixture. In a food processor combine, 3 tbsp of worcestershire, 2 tsp. of olive oil and 3/4 of the black beans. Stir only until the beans are half mashed up. Add mashed been mixture to spices and breadcrumbs. Stir in 1 egg. Add remaining black beans. Heat a skillet to med heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Using your hands make round meatballs and place into pan. Move meatballs around to ensure that all sides are browned. Reduce heat to a minimum and let heat slowly until your other parts of the recipe are complete.

.top with large chunks of peppered goat cheese and shredded extra old cheddar cheese.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious! I love spaghetti squash and zucchini!

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