Go wild! Go artistic!
Happy New Year to everyone! May it be filled with good health and resolutions held firm…if possible. I’m a little late getting 2014 started blogwise, but I’m charging out of the gates with a new “blog-look” and a revised recipe. Here goes!
Back in 2012, I posted a recipe for Apple-Spaghetti Squash Kugel, adapted from one on the blog, Cara’s Cravings. It was low in calories, had no oil, and tasted yummy. Recently, I decided to make it again, but now the recipe struck me as, well, conservative.
So I went as wild as I could, considering my forever diet. I used currants instead of raisins. I added pumpkin and sunflower seeds. I exchanged regular Splenda with Splenda’s Brown Sugar Blend (I told you I went wild!).
The result was super-yummy and more filling than the original. Of course, it had more Weight Watcher points, but it also made 8 servings which spread those points around.
Then I realized that I hadn’t plumbed this recipe’s possibilities. Hence, this a DIY recipe because you can mix and match ingredients to your heart’s content.
Only 1 WW point!
Aren’t leftovers nature’s way of improving human creativity?
That was my take on 1½ cups of leftover pumpkin purée.
Gotta do something other than painting the walls with the stuff.
Hit the creativity button!
1) I remembered my recipe for Apple-Spaghetti Squash Kugel. (Revised January 21, 2014.)
2) Just by coincidence, we also had spaghetti squash leftovers.
Clearly, fate was trying to tell me something. Even better, I was listening for once!
Some thoughts on this ersatz kugel:
- It tastes just like pumpkin pie but doesn’t have the same texture. I left the spaghetti squash strands as is, but you could purée them to have a smoother texture. That would make this dish a terrific, low-cal version of the real thing.
- The WW point count of this dish is 3 points for the eggs + 2 points for the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend = 5 points. Next time I’ll just do ½ cup of the Blend and eliminate the Splenda regular artificial sweetener. That will enhance the brown sugar flavour and add only 2 more points.