Sunday, February 7, 2010
Spaghetti Squash Pudding...
This was a first attempt at a dairy free/gluten free/sugar free noodle pudding of sorts. I can't say that I was totally thrilled with it, but I loved the way it looked these little pots that I baked it in and I think it is a step in the right direction. The pots were a birthday gift (thanks peeree3) and I love them! I can't wait to bake more stuff in them.
Now for the pudding. Well, I love spaghetti squash. It is really one of my favorites. I love pasta, but for some reason, I really don't eat it any more. Maybe it's because pasta seems to always leave a heavy feeling in me at the time that I eat it and then I feel like I am hungry an hour afterwards. I used to eat it all the time and now, I just prefer spaghetti squash in its place. Also, since celiac is in the house, pasta is not my go to meal. Anyway, not the point. The point is, I was eating the squash and started to think about all the great things you could do with it since it has such a nice slightly sweet flavor and a sturdy texture. I used to work at a catering company years ago that was owned by a sweet Jewish lady. She would cook things for me all the time since she and I shared a lot of the same taste in food. This was the first time I had noodles in a sweet dish. She made a noodle kugel and I fell in love with it. I can honestly say that I have not had anything like it since then. So, I was thinking, while I was eating, this spaghetti squash would make a great substitute in a noodle pudding. I would not dare call this a kugel since it is missing many key ingrediants, but I would definitely say it goes in the same line with a rice pudding...which I have make two batches of in the past two days.
I don't think this recipe is complete, but I think it is going somewhere. I am going to work on it because I think the texture could be improved and I want to see more depth of flavor to it. This is when food starts to play with my mind. They can't always be "winners", but a good starting point. Now, I am back to the kitchen to play...hopefully I will have a recipe for this to share soon!

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