Read The Veggie Spiral Slicer Cookbook Online
Authors: Kelsey Kinser
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Mexican-Inspired Sweet Potato Savory Waffles
Indian Sweet Noodles with Eggs
Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Burritos
Candied Ginger and Carrot Scones
Maple Peanut Butter Apple Power Breakfast Bowl
Black Pepper Grits with Strawberry Jam
Mexican Noodle Soup (Sopa de Fideo)
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
Great Grandma Dorothy’s Marinated Salad
Golden Beet with Blood Orange and Miso Salad
Red Pepper Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Thai Sweet-Pickled Cucumber Salad
Roasted Spiral Slicer “Leavings”
Fried Onions and Flavored Mayonnaise
Garlicky Zucchini with Anchovy and Parmesan
Lobster and Seafood Mélange Pasta
Porcini Pancetta Parsnip Risotto
Mini Greek Turkey Meatballs on Zucchini Noodles
Potato Noodles with Andouille and Red Beans
Indian-Style Potatoes and Chickpeas
Butternut Squash, Browned Butter, and Sage
Pear Walnut and Chocolate Salad
Pear Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream
Sticky Rice with Honeyed Mango
Who doesn’t love pasta? No one, that’s who. But who needs all those simple carbohydrates and empty calories from pasta? The answer, once again, is no one. What if you could continue to have all of your favorite pasta dishes, from lasagna to lo mein to kugel to everything in between, without all of the refined sugars and simple carbohydrates? And what if you could simultaneously enjoy all of your favorite noodles while upping the amount of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet? Sounds like a win-win scenario, does it not? That’s because it is, and with this book, I’m going to walk you through how to do just that while also showing you how to “vegetize” almost any pasta- or rice-based recipe. While this is much easier to accomplish than it sounds, it does involve a small one-time investment in a vegetable spiral slicer.
Vegetable spiral slicer. It’s a mouthful for sure and may sound foreign (or at least novel) to you now, but it’s really nothing but a big old name for a small new appliance. Affectionately called “zoodlers” or “spiralizers” for short, a surprising number of spiral slicers are on the market today.
Why should you bother getting a new appliance just to make vegetable noodles? Because it’s one of the easiest methods to getting more vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients in your diet while simultaneously cutting your intake of simple carbohydrates. If you’re trying to avoid gluten or stick to a Paleo diet, I can’t think of an easier way to re-create many dishes that would be considered “off the table.” I’ve found that it’s also one of the simplest ways to get children excited about making and eating their veggies. Kids love to use the spiral slicer—a big motivation to use it often in my elementary school cooking classes. The average serving (about 2 cups of cooked vegetable noodles) ranges anywhere from 10 to 35 percent of the calories of classic pasta.
It is possible to make different types of veggie noodles with things you may already own, but you won’t be able to achieve those long, slender spiral noodles without a veggie spiral slicer. You can, however, make yourself some nice zucchini lasagna or stuffed veggie manicottis. For these styles of noodles you can use a mandolin or a vegetable peeler. If you want to make some sweet potato rice you can use a shredding blade attachment for the food processor or a simple cheese grater. Ultimately, I’m sure you’ll find the low cost and high usability of the spiralizer of your choice a worthwhile investment for your heart health, waistline, and taste buds. You can add veggie noodles to soups, salads, sandwiches, use them in place of pastas, and easily surpass the daily recommended serving of vegetables.