I’m in love. Of course with Jonny, but this weekend I found a new love. A spiralizer! Remember when I attended that raw vegan cooking class at Pura Vegan? (Of course you do!) Well, the kind people at Paderno World Cuisine sent me one to try. Oh. Em. Gee. This Spiral Vegetable Slicer (aka: spiralizer) is the.best.thing.ever!
Seriously. I love it for so many reasons. One of the reasons is just how easy it is to use. You literally stick whatever you want [zucchini] in between the blade and the prongs and then you crank the handle and wah-lah!
It was so nice outside this past weekend that I did, in fact, take it outside to do some spiralizing. 🙂 Check out how pretty it looks once you turn the handle:
That cylindrical looking thing that’s coming out is just the center of the zucchini. Once I’m done spiralizing, I simply cut it up and stick it in whatever dish I’m preparing. I don’t let one ounce of the veggie go to waste!
In addition to its convienence, the spiralizer comes with three blades, all of which can be easily stored as part of the spiralizer. The blades literally slide in and out on trays as part of the spiralizer and you just have to pop it in to use. It’s awesome because you can really have fun with your veggies as it produces three types of “noodles.”
Jonny and I had so much fun with this I can’t even imagine how much kids would love this! What a great way to incorporate veggies into a child’s diet in a fun, productive manner! Also, one little zucchini produces an entire bowl of “noodles.” Pictured above used three zucchini.
Now let’s talk toppings. There are endless possibilities. Since we were using the zucchini as noodles, I wanted to make a “pasta-like” sauce. I recently visited our local farmer’s market, so I sautéed a ton of veggies in a little bit of olive oil. In the mix: onion, corn, green pepper, red pepper, jalapeno, and broccoli. Then I added some spices, garlic, white beans, and marinara sauce.
When we were eating, Jonny commented, “This has to be the healthiest pasta ever!” True that. Talk about being regular. Heh heh. Spiralized veggies will definitely be making an appearance in my lunches and dinners quite often. Plus, cleaning is a cinch. The two parts that touch the zucchini simply slide out and are easily washable. I’m all about convienence in the kitchen, and this definitely makes it easy. I would strongly recommend (aka: GO!) that you get yourself one of these immediately.
Thank you Paderno World Cuisine for my new love and for making it so stinkin’ easy to spiralize veggies. You’re awesome. For the rest of you, you can thank me after you get yourself one.
In other very exciting news, this is my last week of the LiveFit training program! Week 12 will consist of a repeat of Week 11:
- Back, Abs, & Cardio
- Chest, Calves, & Cardio
- Arms, Abs, & Cardio
- Shoulders, Calves, & Cardio
Now let’s address Best Body Bootcamp. I am going to keep my goals of going to bed before 10 pm and waking up to workout the same for this week. Getting enough sleep sure makes a difference in terms of my energy levels and just the mere fact of being able to wake up super early to workout. So here’s to another strong week of living healthy! And eating spiralized veggies. 😉
What vegetable would you spiralize? Do you have a spiralizer?