Off The Grid: Vegetable Spiralizer

By Paderno

No Power – No Worries – You can still eat healthy!

A manually powered kitchen tool that spiralizes vegetables.  It comes with three blades. It’s easy to clean, and to store.  Inexpensive.  No batteries required, completely manual.  Fun to use.  Fast preparation.

If you’re in a power outage – no worries.  You can still have fresh spaghetti, provided you have zucchini.

A Noodle Experience Without Grains

Aside from power outages, this clever kitchen tool comes in handy when you’re in a hurry.  Just put a zucchini through the spiralizer.  Within seconds you’ll have a large serving of fresh zucchini spaghetti.

Cover your zucchini pasta with your favorite sauce.  Break open a jar of Rao’s, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods Four Cheese tomato sauce.  Since the cheese is already in the sauce, you don’t have to grate parmesan, or romano onto your veggie pasta.

If you have time, you can add sautéed mushrooms, garlic or onions to this pasta dish.  Zucchini is a bland vegetable, so don’t hesitate spicing things up with cayenne, black pepper, or chile pepper.

Zucchini pasta, is grain-free, so it’s good for anyone who wants to avoid grains.

A Fun Way To Eat Your Veggies

If you don’t like eating raw carrot sticks, spiralize a carrot stick instead.  A sprialized carrot is thin and crunchy. Drizzle your favorite dressing over the raw carrots. Experiment with other raw veggies, mix them together in a salad bowl, add dressing, and enjoy.

The spiralizer is not a toy.  The blades are very sharp, so don’t let your children use it.

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training

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