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Sandy's Food For Thought: Spiralize It

By Sandy McCall

spiralizer your zoodles, dude

Let’s take advantage of the large amount of zucchini available from our gardens or is easy to get in the store.

Have you ever made zoodles? Easy, healthy, and they seem to “fool you” into thinking you are actually eating pasta. I am guessing you will love making zoodles as a pasta substitute for other dishes too.

You can use your hand-held spiralizer for any vegetable that is round and small in diameter like carrots,

summer squash, cucumbers, and parsnips.

Sometimes you can find long, thin, sweet potatoes that also work easily in the hand-held spiralizer. Or you might try broccoli stems. It is just a matter of twisting the round veggie through a small inexpensive hand-held spiralizer. You can buy a spiralizer at a local kitchen store for about $10.

For those of you who are serious about spiralizing, there are also freestanding machines and attachments available for full-size mixers and food processors.

These attachments make it easier to spiralize fruits and veggies like butternut squash, kohlrabi, large sweet potatoes, bok choy, turnips, cabbage, and beets. The possibilities are endless.

Make Zoodles today.

I like this recipe for Chicken Carbonara with Zoodles because you only use one skillet to

make it. It is rich and satisfying and you may even be surprised at how the zoodles seem like pasta. You can also substitute shrimp for the chicken in this recipe if you like.

Sandy McCall

Sandy McCall’s day job is working as the Broker/Owner of Southern Life Realty. When she’s not being the

“mad scientist” in the kitchen or loving-up her cat, dogs or chickens, she enjoys being a Food Writer …

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