Spaghetti squash is my favorite late-summer squash because of its versatility and because it’s great gluten-free pasta substitute. In this recipe, I use it to make spaghetti alla carbonara, another favorite of mine.
I bought some kale the other day thinking I would make soup out of it. While it still feels like winter where I live, it is June and a light pasta dish sounded like a better way to use these lovely greens. The dish is simple, a great way to get your greens, and you can easily add other ingredients to the recipe to suit your tastes or turn it into a heartier meal.
My first bowl of spaghetti carbonara was eaten amongst friends in a compact student dorm in Eastern Finland. The chef was a British forestry student with a penchant for birding. He whipped up this quick dish using 5 simple ingredients: a box of spaghetti, diced ham, frozen peas, a splash of milk and a few eggs. Carbonara-style pasta has been a favorite ever since.