On our trip north last week I found this funny looking gadget at Walmart - a spiral vegetable slicer called "veggetti" It cuts vegetables like zucchini and carrots (to mention a couple) into long stands, like spaghetti noodles. It has 2 thickness settings.
As I have eliminated wheat (for the most) it means that pasta is not an option for me, so this looked a great way to still get the look and maybe even the texture of spaghetti.
Yesterday was my first time playing with it and I made "zucchetti" (note the gadget behind the bowl!) I used the thinnest option.
The noodles were cooked for 2 mins in the microwave with a little water and salt (drain before serving)
I made my usual bolognese sauce to go with it:
12oz ground beef
mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, diced carrots, tomatoes
garlic, paprika, italian herbs, basil, red pepper flakes
Topped with grated cheese and fresh parsley
It was delicious and even my DH (who can be quite picky) liked it. He said it was tasty and the texture was perfect. I must admit, I was surprised at how closely the texture resembled real spaghetti - of course it is not pasta but it was great to get the texture and look.
Next time, I will add some olive oil to the noodles to give the meal some more substance.
Normally I find gadgets a waste of time but this one is a winner!! I can't wait to play some more with it and I love hearing your suggestions what to fix next!
Thank you JAVAFLOWER for the link!