I've always loved kitchen gadgets. From a cherished Cuisinart food processor purchased shortly after college, to various crockpots, a pasta maker, bread machine, waffle makers, and a panini press, various machines have made their way into my cupboards. Some have stood the test of time, while others have ended up donated or broken.
These days my primary concern when deciding whether or not to invest in a new kitchen is cupboard space... especially here in my small Florida kitchen. (I'm still undecided about the InstaPot and welcome your thoughts.) Last spring, after months of deliberation, I finally purchased a spiralizer. We have been trying to eat more vegetables and cut down on carbs, and spiralizing seemed like a creative way to advance the cause. I was right!
OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction. (Please note: I am not an amazon affiliate.) The three standard blades offer all the variety I need... basically, spaghetti, fettucine, and ribbon cuts. And I am especially impressed with the suction - it stays in placed beautifully!
I like this particular model so much, I bought a second one to give as a Christmas gift and then a third for my Florida kitchen.
There are entire cookbooks devoted to spiralized recipes and Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci appears to be "the Bible." I bought a copy of this book for myself and one to go with the spiralizer I gave as a gift, BUT it wasn't necessary. All the recipes you need are available online.
Zucchini noodles, or zoodles, are quick and easy... heat some olive oil, sauté a little garlic, toss in the the zoodles, season, and you're done in 5 minutes.
Here are my current favorite recipes, all available online:
inspiralized.com (the best recipe source) and is a new favorite. I've made it twice in the last two weeks.
skinnytaste... so quick, so easy, so delicious! I used the orange fettuccine blade for this one.
... a perfect cold side salad from peas & crayons. Scroll down for recipe.
inspiralized.com (again). Lots of ingredients in the recipe, but oh so good.
Cookie and Kate and is my daughters' favorite.
inspiralized.com... next time I might try spinach instead of kale and use
gruyere cheese. I thought this was an excellent meal, but my husband missed having meat.
Do you spiralize? Would you like to?
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