I was going to hold off on this, but so many people were so pumped about the spiralizer that I decided to move it up a bit! It is goign to be the week of food giveaways, apparently–look out for another gluten-free friendly giveaway this Friday! Also, don’t forget about my MealEnders Giveaway!
Ok. It is pretty well known that I have wanted/needed/coveted/drooled over the prospect of having a spiralizer for quite some time now. I kept dragging my feet on it because I have this little serrated veggie peeler that I figured would do the same thing. Well, I was wrong.
My friends, there is nothing like a spiralizer…. But there are so many different ones–how do you know if the spiralizer review is legit? Well, you ask the Suz. Because she will give it to your straight. I have a tiny kitchen and way too much stuff–why did I register for an ice cream machine again?–I need something that is small, easy to clean (because I’m like that), and safe. I have a mandoline and I’ve learned the hard way to be careful with that as well as several other pieces of kitchen equipment.
I love zucchini, I love sweet potatoes. I like pasta that isn’t pasta–give me spaghetti squash over flour pasta any day! I love my faux-lognese and have it often, but spaghetti squash takes a little bit of planning to fabricate, even with my tried and true microwave method. But with the spiralizer, I’m ready to go for a quick lunch without any waste or really that much effort at all! I would suggest that is is only PART of your lunch–man cannot live by veggies alone!
The My Spiral Slicer is beyond easy to use (like sharpening a giant pencil), took me about 15 seconds to clean (or throw in the dishwasher), and it was safe. Not only are the blades difficult to get at to actually cut yourself, there is also a “finger guard” that facilitates the “cranking” by grabbing onto the end of whatever you are spiralizing, so that you can crank down as far as possible without including your fingers getting involved. And the result?
Gorgeous noodles for raw or cooked preparation. Not sure how to use these new strips of awesome? This spiralizer comes with a free e-book of recipes! Or just do what I do, and throw things together. Check out my quick and easy sauces for other ideas! Also would be perfect with my gluten free fusion BBQ sauce.
Also great? You can spiralize from either end–have a fruit on one side and a veggie on the other, or hold in the middle and have your friends compete for spiralizing supremacy. If I had friends, I would totally do that.
My one caveat? If you desire to spiralize absurdly large vegetables, you might need one of those mega spiralizers. The My Sprial Slicer is perfect for zucchini, squash, cucumber, sweet (and other) potatoes, etc. It might have some trouble eggplant and other foods of large diameter.
Now it is time for one of you to get your zoodle on! Win a My Spiral Slicer and challenge my spiralizing prowess to a duel, if you dare!
Sorry to my non US friends, you know I love you but i don’t get to make the rules–this is only for US peeps. I’M SORRY I LOVE YOU. But you can buy it on Amazon if you don’t want to wait another minute! Click the link below or find it in my widget on the side (Affiliate link btdubs)
So just to appease you so that you will not rise up against me, I present you with literally the easiest Z-asta Primavera “recipe” ever. 5 minutes, add a protein, lunch is ready!
- 1 raw zucchini
- Sundried Tomato
- Fresh Basil
- Olive oil (if desired)
- Bell pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- Gluten Free Course Mustard
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Red pepper flake, Salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried basil
- Olive Oil, if desired
- Head skillet/pan to medium. While heating, chop veggies and saute when pan has reached temperature (spray with olive oil). Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and sundried tomato last (so that it won't burn)
- While the veggies are sauteing, create noodles by spiralizing the zucchini in the spiralizer (twist in the tool with consistent pressure). Separate the "noodles" with your fingers after--they should just break apart into individual strings.
- Create sauce by whisking together mustard, balsamic, olive oil (if using) and spices.
- Add spinach and zucchini noodles to pan with vegetables, twist and toss, season, add sauce, toss again, add basil, serve, and enjoy!
- Easily vegan or vegetarian-- just use TVP (like my super quick faux bolognese), beans, or other meat substitute. Would also be great with Italian sausage for the meat eaters out there!
I was given the opportunity to try out the My Spiral Slicer in exchange for an honest review. Always Honest.