America still hates carbs. And America still loves carbs. But Americans still love the idea of pasta. Since this is my blog I get to make such contradictory sweeping generalizations.
Enter the zoodler. I am not sure if that’s what it’s called. Ok, actually it’s called a . I Amazon Primed it (that is a verb now) a month or two ago and tossed the box and the put the little double cone-shaped peeler of sorts in one of the gadget drawers, where I handily forgot it until Sunday.
It totally looks like a random kitchen tool my mom would score for me at the Dollar Store or on clearance next to the scratched Lodge pans at Marshalls. But this might actually be a game changer (ugh that is a word we will see all together too often in the next year’s election season). I saw the word “zoodle” on lots of food blogs in what I thought was the past couple of months but apparently they’re a toddler trend, having been covered for more than a year while my head was buried in Google docs at work and school calendars at home.
The spiralizer is basically a veggie peeler that beribbons veggies in a snap. Seriously quickly. This weekend Fairway had zucchini on sale so I bought four petite squash, intending to make zucchini bread. (I know you are still thinking about how “petite” is a more attractive word than “small.”) But I only needed two cups grated and then decided to make “noodles” with the others. I’d seen lots of zoodle recipes using the zucchini in place of spaghetti with bolognese sauce. aka White on Rice Couple, made a killer-looking faux pad Thai with them, but I didn’t have much time and their ingredient list looked long. I thought I’d try a quick side. I am not kidding; this was fast. The tool zipped the zukes into feathery strips in two minutes; I sauteed them in a little olive oil with garlic, rosemary and yellow pepper. Not quite pasta but too virtuous not to take pride. Truth: Neither John nor the boys ate this. But I felt victorious over carbloading. Not bad for 10 minutes. That left me time, in theory, to head out and shop…for more kitchen gadgets. And to pick up some pad Thai ingredients to use with zoodles next time.
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