Pasta la Vista, Baby!

It’s a trend—well, maybe it’s not, but whatever it is I’m happy it’s here.  You’ve heard your friends talk about it and you’ve seen oodles of zoodles (zucchini noodles) but haven’t been quite sure how to feel about someone taking your beloved pasta away.  I totally get it.

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy pasta but it takes all of your energy.  If it’s not for dinner, it’s typically not on my plate even though I love it.  So, outside of the occasional macaroni and cheese cravings, I don’t indulge, but all of that has changed for me now.

I recently received a spiralizer, but I have been so busy lately that I didn’t have the time to use it but during my spring cleaning episode I was able to find the space in my kitchen to see what the hype was all about this time.  I’m so thankful because all of the other veggie spiral devices that I had were a complete waste of time.

I woke up early one morning knowing that I would need to dedicate at least 30 minutes to spiraling two zucchinis to go with an amazing tomato sauce.  TO MY COMPLETE SURPRISE I was done with both zucchinis in less than 5 minutes and the clean-up was a breeze.  Merry Christmas to me, indeed (even if it came in March). In my experience, you get what you pay for when it comes to veggie spiral devices so don’t go the cheap route.  Most of the ones I’ve seen are less than $19.99, but you won’t be disappointed with this one for $39.95 and Williams Sonoma has a 20% off offer for any one item using coupon code: SPRING.

For those looking for a healthy alternative, I highly recommend zucchini noodles and will be using this in the days to come. I ate spaghetti all week for lunch and this is perfect for those looking for a quick and easy solution to meal prepping.  I hope this device serves you as well as it’s served me.

Since I’ve advocated for the zucchini spiralizer, I’ve received several questions…

Q: Do you cook it?

A: No need to boil it.  It’s ready once it leaves the spiralizer.  You can heat it up but that’s a matter of personal preference.

Q: Is it crunchy?

A: No.

Q: What does it taste like?

A: As great as the sauce you cooked.

Q: What do you replace it with?

A: I’ve replaced it with spaghetti noodles, but there are three blades so there’s even more to experiment with in your kitchen.

Q: What else can you use the zoodles for?

A: The possibilities are endless.

Bon Appétit!

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