First things first. I’ll admit that I love pasta. I am capable of eating lots of pasta. But…I also like to pay some attention to recent health discoveries, and it turns out carbs aren’t thabestforyou. Whoops. Good thing I also love VEGGIES. And I can eat a lot of them, too! That’s why I was SUPER excited when K gifted me a spiralizer for [our] birthday!
This week I set forth on a mission to make tasty dishes with my new gadget. I am totally love,love,loving it. I went onto www.inspiralized.com to seek out quick and easy recipes to start off with.
These Garlic Sweet Potato Noodles with Pancetta and Baby Spinach were the bomb diggity:
!!!!!! So tasty. I doubled the recipe, added a little more crushed red pepper than it called for (#imallaboutdatspice) and topped with a sprinkle of parmesan. Let me be clear. When you cook with the spiralizer, you shouldn’t think of it as “tricking your body” by eating something that is shaped like pasta, but is not. You AND your body should know that you’re eating sweet potatoes, and you can feel really good about it. Plus, it’s delicious!
Spiralizer round two: Avocado-Basil Zuchinni Noodles with Chile Lime Shrimp and Corn
Why have I not been eating zuchinni in noodle-form for FOREVER?!?! It’s SO GOOD. Also, the sauce on the noodles is killer. I’m definitely going to make it in the future and dip lots of stuff in it. LOTS of stuff. I also followed the recipe for the most part here…but I added more avocado to the sauce than it called for (1.5 avocados instead of 1), and it think I like it a little thicker! The mix of the warm/cold in this dish is really awesome.
Verdict: The Spiralizer is the shiz…and now that I know how to work it, I’m excited for some creative, original recipes in the future!
Now I will leave you with this picture of my adorable breakfast:
The pumpkin seeds with pumpkin spice at TJ’s right now are everything. Also, look at my cute loose-leaf tea brewing cup that B gave me! It’s definitely made my days brighter.
Happy beginning of fall, happy loose-leaf tea weather, happy Friday folks!