Spaghetti Squash Bake… Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Diet

Today I am making Spaghetti Squash Bake…

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Ingredients

3 small/medium Spaghetti Squash approx 6lbs
1.5lbs Lean Ground Beef
1 large Can Crushed Tomatoes with Basil
1 Large Can Diced Tomatoes
3 Eggs
1/2 onion
Tomato Paste

Pre Heat Oven to 350 degrees, cut your squash length ways without losing fingers and remove the seeds,

Lightly brush with Olive Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake upside down for 40 mins.

In the mean time you can be browning the ground beef and onions. Once nicely browned drain off any fat.

In a sauce pan place the two cans of tomatoes and a tablespoon of paste, I also threw in some italian herbs seasoning I had. Heat and simmer.

Once the squash is cooked, scrap out the goodness which will appear like spaghetti in to a large casserole dish. Add the ground meat, and the tomato sauce.

Beat the 3 eggs and mix in.

Bake for One Hour at 350.

It is delicious! Perfect for a Gluten Free, Starch Free Diet!

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Oatmeal and Cranberry Cookies… Gluten Free and Dairy Free if you eliminate the Choc Drizzle or use Dairy Free Choc Chips

So I love the Trader Joe Oatmeal and Cranberry Dunkers and have been wanting to make version for the past week.

Today was the day. I started out trying to find a recipe online but then I just decided to use my Oatmeal and Raisin Cookie Recipe I always use and use Cranberries instead and add the Choc Drizzle.

Here is my recipe…

3/4 Cup Crisco Shortening I use the All Vegetable sticks

3/4 Cup Sugar

3/4 Cup Soft Brown Sugar Packed

2 Large Eggs

2 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 Cup Gluten Free Flour (Trader Joes)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Salt

2 3/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats (Gluten Free Bobs Red Mill)

1 Cup Dried Cranberries or Raisins

1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional, I threw them in because I had them)

Mix Shortening and Sugars in a mixer until smooth.

Add the 2 eggs and Vanilla and Beat.

In another bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and Cinnamon. Add this to the already mix ingredients. Mix until it is all mixed together nicely.

I add the Oats by mixing in with a wooden spoon, not my kitchen aid. Once the Oats are mixed in, add your Cranberries and Walnuts if using them.

You want your oven at 350 and I line my baking sheet with Parchment paper.

Spoon your mixture on to the paper, about 1 Tablespoon, 2 Inches apart.

Bake for 11 mins, Cool on tray for a minute or two as they will be soft when you take them out the oven.

Transfer to a cooling rack once they have started to harden.

Once cooled you can melt White Chocolate Chips in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water and then Drizzle over the top of your cookies. This must be Dairy Free if you want Dairy Free version.

Enjoy…

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