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Zucchini noodles

Friday, June 27, 2014

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!
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    Just figured this out and I love it-
    link to :
    1727 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/29/2015 1:01:23 PM
    Lis, apparently according to my DH all these veggie cutters are not created equal! There are apparently 3 types, made by different manufacturers and one of them is a knock off - and it got bad reviews ( not yours) So I suppose it is a good idea to make sure I get a good quality one, right?

    Is yours still working well?

    1926 days ago
    That's a great gadget! I looked at something similar but wasn't sure how I would use it. Now I know, 'spaghetti'
    1932 days ago
    I think I'm going to buy a veggetti!
    1937 days ago
    July 3 -
    Here is a decent price on a veggie spiral similar to the one Lis talks about here:

    currently $12.99 (was 36.99/25.99) - free shipping IF you fill your order up to $35
    1938 days ago
    That looks delicious!
    1938 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Yummy! Looks delicious emoticon

    I have been meaning to buy one of those. Just hasn't happened yet lol. Maybe for Christmas : D!
    1938 days ago
    emoticon for sharing your "find" with us.

    Your dish looks quite tasty. emoticon

    I wonder if it was awkward to use? I can't quite picture how it works.

    God bless!

    "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice and honor Him.” ~ Revelation 19:6b NLT

    1940 days ago
    I want to go out and get that gadget now. What a wonderful meal.
    1943 days ago
    wow, I want one. I think I will look on line and have my SIL bring it in August when she comes.
    Looks so yummy and I am also thinking of cutting out grains....keep reading about the gut and how much better you would be without them....kind of Paleo.
    thanks for sharing
    have a great week end
    1943 days ago
    I saw one of those advertised in a magazine. Since I don't do walmart, I will keep looking for one and give it a try. I am waiting on the spaghetti squash to be in season.

    You dinner looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it.
    1943 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2014 6:03:28 PM
    Thanks for sharing this!
    I've been thinking about getting something like this for awhile.

    I hope to get one before the zucchini in the garden goes crazy!

    your meal looks so yummy!
    1943 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2014 6:21:12 PM
    Now if I could just get my husband to eat zucchini.


    1943 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am going to take a look for the gadget.
    1943 days ago
    Thanks so much for posting and sharing! I have to get one! I showed my hubby, maybe he will get me one for my birthday?

    How many zucchini`s did it take to make one bowl?
    1943 days ago
    I love the new gadget you found "veggetti" I'm going to have to go to Walmart and buy one! Thanks for sharing your new gadget! "Love it!" Your zucchini pasta looks yummy! I am totally impressed! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs! xoxo
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    1943 days ago
    I think that is the gadget I saw in a commercial here while back and thought it looked interesting. It does look good!
    1943 days ago
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