How to Cut a Spaghetti Squash When You Have No Upper Body Strength

How to cut a Spaghetti Squash- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

Along with the popularity of this starchy pasta alternative has come a good amount of finger cuts, broken knife tips, and frustrated home cooks.
I’ve come up with a simple, straight forward, systematic way of safely cutting this versatile veggie in two. Patience, a sharp tipped knife, and my method will help you avoid a brow of sweat & a garbage full of raw squash you couldn’t cut.

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Chicago Vegan Guide for the Cali “Vegan-ish” Gal

Chicago Vegan Guide for the Cali "Veganish" Gal -HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

Although I’m not vegan, healthy food is healthy food. What does that mean? I can see a lot of great qualities that come out of veganism. However, I don’t have the willpower, nor desire, to forever say goodbye to French butter with chunks of Fleur de sel, freshly whipped Chantilly cream, or stinky soft cheese. But I’ve always believed everything good and indulgent should be consumed in moderation. That includes things like veganism, vegetarianism, or a meat eating carnivorous lifestyle.

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Easy Kalamata Tapenade with Sumac; A versatile condiment

Easy Kalamata Tapenade with Sumac- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This is a budget friendly way to make a tasty olive spread that shouldn’t be relegated to the sole use as charcuterie platter item. Its versatility surprises most. How do you eat tapenade? Spread it over toasted sliced of baguette for a simple appetizer. Place a dollop atop polenta discs for a hearty side dish. Layer under bread as a potent condiment for grilled sandwiches, or roll it into a pork tenderloin for a quick impressive dinner. But, my favorite is to use this easy tapenade on my Za’atar Pizzas with Labna.

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(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig

(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig - HeDoesXrayIDoFood

These addictive, protein rich bon-bon like balls are moist with great texture and very little sugar. Unlike most “Energy Ball” recipes, they contain no coconut oil whatsoever, keeping the fat content low. The crunch from rough chopped nuts is balance by the sweet chew of dried fruit and (quick cooking) oats. They satisfy the midday munchies with guilt free nutrition. And when kept in a sandwich bag in my purse, they make a happy girl out of my perpetually HANGRY niece!

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