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Got a low fat recipe for squash?

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#1 Clementine


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:46 AM

The ming rolls and the soup both sound great. I think I'd need backup with the rolls. :)

Does anyone have any low fat recipes for squash, yellow (crooked) squash in particular? I also love spaghetti squash.

I like to keep it simple...just a few ingredients. If you saw me in the kitchen you would understand. I guess that's what happens when you are single for 40 years. :)


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:22 PM


Just saute' sliced squash and minced garlic in some olive oil (or real butter for a better flavor) then when it's almost done add chopped fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste. Yummy!

You can also just sprayed the slices with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill them.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:17 PM

I like to do the brown sugar and butter thing with just about any squash. And to make it even more fattening, we bake the hollowed out halves with smoked sausage in the hollows and drizzle some of the hubbies homeade maple syrup on it. Oh yea, you DID ask for low fat. Sorry. None here!
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:29 PM

I take yellow squash and zuchninni and cut them up in round peices I also cut up onion, green peppers and add stewed tomatoes and cook until done.
My mom use to fix spaghetti squash when I was younger I have actually never tried it.

You mention crooked squash do you mean acorn squash, butternut squash? I fix that with brown sugar and butter and bake it. I also made the butternut squash like smashed it is good that way too.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 04:10 PM

I meant your basic yellow squash, also known as crooked squash. I usually keep it simple, just saute it and add a little garlic, like Janey mentioned. I had it tonight and it was so good! And, yes, what doesn't taste good with brown sugar! I'm just trying to watch my diet right now so I'm not having sugar. I've tried the organic sugar free brown sugar and it's really very good.

Spaghetti squash is good. I have made it with just butter and I've also put marinara on it, and served it like spaghetti. It's not my favorite squash but it's good. I've not tried acorn squash.

I love everyone's recipes! I just stick to basics, like fresh green beans with salt and pepper, yams with spray butter, asparagus with nothing. When you suck in the kitchen, you have to keep it simple or else. :) It's time I step out of my box.

How come when I make split pea soup (without ham, not big on ham) it sometimes doesn't seemed cooked? Same with lentils. Maybe it's the high altitude.

Thanks. I'm hungry now.

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:09 AM

It could be the high altitude. Try soaking them first. You can do a quick soak by bringing them to a boil (it kills off any nasties that may be hanging around) then let them soak in the pot for 30 minutes with the fire off. Then cook as usual. Don't add salt until near the end as it will prevent them from getting tender.
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

Hi Jennifer,

If you like to keep it really simple -- my squash recipe is:

1. Make a few slices into the top of the squash with a knife.
2. Put it in microwave on "vegetable" setting (if you have one of the newer microwaves).
3. Press Start.

That's it. When it's done, it is very easy to cut open. Remove the seeds. Season it however you want. I like to top it with Mrs. Dash seasonings or salsa. It's very moist and tasty this way, and really doesn't need butter.
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 04:33 AM

Yum Janey! I am going to try your easy squash recipe. What type squash do you prefer?