I bought a new kitchen gadget. Or should I say another kitchen gadget. This one is a vegetable spiralizer. It cuts veggies into curls, thin slices and strings. I had to have this! I ran to William Sonoma and bought the gadget that the sales woman told me that, “It was a no brainer. I must have this.!!” I already knew I was buying this thing before she tried to sell it to me. I went along with her, anyway.
I’ve been trying to eat PALEO at least 90% of the time. This diet was recommended by my doctor. It’s not just because it’s a fad right now. I’m not big on any kind of “diet,” but having developed some health issues, I thought is was important to follow my doctor’s orders. BTW. Having said that, the PALEO DIET eliminates all grains….NO PASTA. Being an Italian American, pasta is a huge part of “my diet.” I needed a substitute; zucchini was it.
I opened the box of my brand new gadget that I know I’ll sadly never use again, and began to spin the zucchini into long strands. While I was cutting the zucchini, the sauce was simmering away. I added the uncooked zucchini noodles to the sauce and tossed until coated. It looked like spaghetti puttanesca, but how will it taste? That was the real question. The answer….it was great! Of course, it didn’t taste like pasta, but it was really delicious. I loved the way this dish turned out.
I hope this isn’t going to be just another box shoved in the back of a closet, along with the TWO pasta makers and the ice cream churner. Why I bought those “had to have” gadgets, I’ll never know. My family prefers boxed pasta for the toothiness and my husband and daughter can’t eat ice cream. Anyway, I really want to use this again, so I wrote down some ideas for the next time. We shall see!