Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

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I am a HUGE fan of chow mein. However, I am not a huge fan of the baggage it leaves behind (remember the saying, “a moment on the lips forever on the hips?”) Since I am currently in the process of downsizing my hips, chow mein is not really in the cards for me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about it a whole lot. Spaghetti squash is my new saving grace. Whenever I crave noodles, spaghetti squash will do the job! I have grown to love this squash and in the midst of my health craze it makes me feel comforted and satisfied. This chowmein spin is so amazing I will make it over and over again! Enjoy.

You will need:

1/2 of a spaghetti squash

1 red onion

2 cups of bean sprouts

1 cup of carrots

1/4 cup of green onions

3/4 cups watercress

For sauce:

2 serano chilies

1 tablespoon of ginger

3 large garlic cloves

juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons of sesame oil

1 tablespoon white rice vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

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Cut your squash in half. Preheat the oven to 375˚.

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Scoop all the muck out of the center.

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Drizzle the squash with olive oil and grind some fresh pepper on both of the halves. Bake at 375 for 30-45 minutes. The squash is finished once it is easily penetrated by a fork!

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Start making the sauce now! Finely chop 2 serano chilies. Remove the majority of the seeds before hand. Add to a bowl

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Grate 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger. Add to the serano chilies.

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Add the juice of 1 entire lime.

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Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil.

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Add 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.

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Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.

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Add 3 large garlic cloves crushed. Whisk it all together and set the sauce aside!

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Slice 1 red onion and add to a large pan drizzled with olive oil.

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Add 1 cup of chopped carrots.

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Add 2 cups of bean sprouts.

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Add 3/4 cup of watercress

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Add 1/4 cups of green onions.

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Keep sautéing till the squash is done.

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Once the squash is done start scraping it out the squash.

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Add half of the squash to the vegetable mixture.

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Add the sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes longer.

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Serve! So so delicious!

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