Spaghetti Squash Autumnvera
½ c raw unsalted cashew pieces
1 medium to large spaghetti squash
1 shallot, finely diced
1 c spinach leaves
2 roma tomatoes, finely diced
1 clove garlic, microplaned or minced
½ t sage
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
½ c cooked winter squash (I used kabocha)
Soak ½ c cashews in water overnight. Drain, place in a blender, fill water just to over the cashews and whizz for a few minutes, under very creamy. (This is a Tal Ronnen method.) Set aside.
Pierce the spaghetti squash with a knife in five or six places, and bake at 400 degrees until it is very soft, maybe an hour. Set aside to cool enough to handle. You could bake it the night that you soak cashews to be ready to go the next day. Cut the squash in half and remove seeds and slimy center. (You can also do this before baking; just cut the squash in half and scrape out the pulp and seeds.) Scrape the squash strings into a bowl and fluff with a fork. You may want to use your fingers to pull through and further separate them.
Sauté the shallot until translucent and soft. Add the tomato, spinach, and garlic. Cook down until the spinach is wilted and there is no water visible. Add the sage, salt, pepper, cashew cream, and winter squash and warm for a bit. It will be thick. Add the spaghetti squash and stir to mix, and heat gently for a few minutes. Serve warm.
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