The Raw Cooked Vegan

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spaghetti Squash with Sundried Tomatoes Green Onions and Melted Jalapeno Garlic Daiya

A perfect vegan main course.

1 spaghetti squash, washed and cut lengthwise in half
3 green onions, white and green part, chopped
5 to 10 sun dried tomato halves in oil, sliced in pieces
Daiya Jalapeno Garlic Havarti-style wedge
Olive oil
Sea salt/pepper
Smoked paprika
Fresh parsley, chopped

  • After cutting squash, scoop out seeds and set aside
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Drizzle inside of squash with olive oil and sea salt, pepper and smoked paprika
  • Place cut-side down on foil and bake 40 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork
  • Once squash is cool enough to handle, scrape out the stringy squash with a fork or spoon and place in medium sized bowl
  • Add chopped green onions to squash and mix well
  • Season squash with more sea salt, pepper and paprika
With a burger-press or other similarly shaped tool, create a round of squash on an oven-safe plate. Top with sun dried tomato pieces and thinly sliced pieces of the Daiya Jalapeno Garlic dairy-free cheese.

Heat under broiler for 5 to 8 minutes, watching carefully, until cheese is melted and browned. Remove from broiler and top with fresh chopped parsley.

My squash was medium in size and I had enough to make at least 10 servings.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Open-Face Veggie Stack with Fried Garlic Squash

I had some left over purple potatoes which played a small but tasty part in this veggie stack.

I started with a whole grain tortilla, cut with a circular biscuit cutter. My yellow squash was pan-fried in olive oil, first coated with a mixture of rolled oats, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onion.

The layers were arugula, cooked purple potato slices, Daiya jalapeno garlic dairy-free cheese (melted slightly on the cooked squash) and sliced sweet onion. I added a few more potato slices and arugula on top.

I ended up putting another rounded slice of tortilla on top because it was much easier to eat that way!