serenelysarah

Musings on healthy living

Zip a dee Zoodle

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I have been traveling a lot lately and cannot even communicate how thrilled I am to be home.  I am excited for a return to routine and to be back in the kitchen, controlling what I consume!  My aunt gave me an Amazon gift card for my birthday and I knew just what I wanted…a spiralizer.  This is only the second kitchen gadget I have purchased since going paleo; the first being my food processor.

http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1413766859&sr=1-1&keywords=spiralizer

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Yay!  I was even able to assemble it myself!  (note: this means it required nearly no assembly)  Then I just needed to find some recipe inspiration, so naturally I went to http://www.inspiralized.com and there I found a recipe for crockpot cauliflower “bolognese” – perfect!  I added some diced carrots and mushrooms to punch up the veggie content even more.

http://www.inspiralized.com/2014/04/14/crockpot-cauliflower-bolognese-with-zucchini-noodles/

Finally, my zucchini noodles, or “zoodles”:

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Whee!  Really easy.  Final dish was meat free, chock full o’veggies, and SO similar to the real thing that Chris was bemoaning his lack of garlic toast to mop it up.

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This is perfect timing as I’ve been kind of missing Italian food; I may try sweet potato noodles with meatballs next!  New kitchen tools are a great non-food reward for maintaining a healthy lifestyle; the spiralizer would also be a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen and eating vegetables in a different form.

Be well!

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