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Nice Substitute

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Zucchini makes an excellent substitute for pasta... Did you know that?

All it takes is the right tool, like a spiral slicer or a mandoline, and I've been taking advantage of the bargains I've been finding on zucchini...

2 zucchini sliced into noodles or slivers makes a mound of faux pasta, about 2 cups, and if you don't overcook it, and you top it with some Trader Joes marinara , you have yourself a mighty fine meal.

I will try to take a photo next time.

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CLPURNELL 9/30/2013 10:13PM


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DDBUCK14 9/29/2013 10:39PM

    I'm glad you mentioned using the right tools. I've thought about how to go about using zucchini (or other squash) as noodles for a bit now. I'm not up to trying it out yet, but maybe someday. I'll let it NOODLE around in my head a bit longer. :)

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F8CONE8 9/29/2013 1:00PM

    Hey what a healthy way to eat spaghetti! I use spaghetti squash occasionally.

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REXTINE1 9/29/2013 11:38AM

    Yeah - it's mostly water instead of 200 cal/oz of dry pasts, which can add up if you eat to much.

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IMPROVINGME 9/29/2013 11:31AM

    Do you have a mandoline slicer? I was thinking earlier this week that I wanted to purchase one.
Can anyone recommend a brand? I see lots of different kinds on Amazon.

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LINTPICKER 9/29/2013 5:22AM


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    Hmmm, sounds good!

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MJ7DM33 9/28/2013 10:47PM

  Great idea! Thx for sharing!

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JAMER123 9/28/2013 9:31PM

    Interesting!! Thanks for sharing! I would love to see a picture!

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AJB121299 9/28/2013 8:48PM


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DMEYER4 9/28/2013 8:47PM

  thanks for sharing this info

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