I guess that’s what you could call what happened one Thursday morning. A friend called with a serious first-world dilemma. She was O.V.E.R. cooking dinner. Something she once loved now felt like a mundane task she was expected to take on and slay each day. And the truth is, I felt the same way. I had thrown in the towel about a week or two before.
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See, cooking has never felt like a chore. It was something I loved. Prepping, thinking about pallets and preferences. Time and seasons. You know the drill. But that all came to a screeching halt this summer, I was done. Everything was starting to taste the same. Nothing felt exciting, I needed new ideas.
Recipe for Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai
So it was during that phone conversation I decided to multi-task and sort the mail, and that’s when help literally fell into my hands. I sliced open a package to find a copy of EAT LIKE YOU GIVE A FORK: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive by chef, holistic nutritionist, award-winning entrepreneur, and solo mother of two children, Mareya Ibrahim. There was hope. And I mean, seriously, look how adorable she is!
It’s almost spaghetti squash season, so when I saw this Pad Thai recipe, I knew immediately this would be the first one I would try. I also loved the fact that I could easily substitute things and make this dish vegan-friendly. I was also looking for baked spaghetti squash recipes, specifically ones that taught me how to cook spaghetti squash whole. And don’t forget flavorful. If I was going to commit to Pad Thai, and not call for take-out, then these spaghetti squash recipes should be tasty with seasonal ingredients.
Over the next few weeks, be sure to check back as we prepare a few recipes from Mareya’s new cookbook EAT LIKE YOU GIVE A FORK: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive.