Spaghetti squash is a good alternative to pasta, potatoes, or rice. Rather blimp shaped, the skin is a cream white to golden yellow and the orange flesh is very fibrous and stringy. After purchasing this squash you can store it whole at room temperature up to 3 weeks. It is available year-round with peak season in fall. Spaghetti squash has a very mild flavor and may be enjoyed simply with salt and butter. Halve the squash and then bake or microwave until soft. The stringy flesh can then be scraped out with a fork, making vegetable spaghetti.
(casein-free if oil or ghee is used in place of butter)