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Spiralizer – my favourite kitchen tool

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A couple of days ago I spoke with Jacque (Nacho) about my favourite kitchen tool – my spiralizer.  I really do love it, and think that everyone should have one.  It’s easy to use and clean, and helps me sneak veggies into my diet.  Today I had spaghetti bolognese using zucchini instead of pasta.  I thought I’d take some pictures for those of you haven’t been exposed to the awesome spiralizer before.

My spiralizer

Making “spaghetti bolognese” with my spiralizer

It’s so simple to use!  Cut the zucchini into chunks (so both sides have flat edges), put the chunk between the handle and the blades, turn the handle – that’s it!  I make the chunks about 4 to 5 inches long so the ‘spaghetti’ is not super long!  ‘Spaghetti’ strips will come out on the other side (I collect them in a bowl that I keep in the sink).  There is always some zucchini left over.  I cut up the leftovers and add it to my sauce.  I heat the zucchini in hot water for a couple of minutes before eating it with my yummy bolognese sauce (made with lean grass-fed beef and tomato sauce).

I bought this one through Amazon.ca (I’m sure it’s on Amazon.com too).  There are others out there, but it was the one with the best reviews for the best value when I bought it.  If you have kids they will definitely have fun using this, and it might help you sneak some veggies into their food too.  It comes with 3 blades.  I use the smallest blade for ‘spaghetti’, but have used the other blades for cucumber, carrots, sweet potato (baked curly fries anyone?!)  and other veggies.  Veggies seem tastier when they are curly. 🙂

If you hadn’t guessed yet, I highly recommend the spiralizer!

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Author: Foxy-O

I’m a 30-something female who’s striving to be the healthiest woman I can be through diet and exercise. In early 2013 I was introduced to the world of Paleo. I completed Whole30 and had fantastic results. I had finally found something that worked for me! My blog is a jumble of my thoughts as I take the journey through my life. Somewhere for me to unleash my views, my challenges, my failures and my successes (hopefully!).

9 thoughts on “Spiralizer – my favourite kitchen tool

  1. That’s really cool!! I think I need one! Lol

  2. I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!! I will definitely add this to my list of kitchen gadgets to buy! 🙂 Until then, I’ll enjoy looking at these pictures.

    Here’s the results link for amazon.com: (http://tinyurl.com/ms357ya) I hope it works. Lol!

    Great post, BTW! 😀

  3. I recently tried zucchini (we call it courgette) ‘pasta’ and I really enjoyed it. I just used a julienne peeler and that worked really well, but it’s not so great for other veggies. Been eyeing up a spiralizer on amazon.co.uk myself too. Glad someone has had a good experience with them and I don’t have to rely on the not always fantastic reviews of other amazon users! Definitely going to get me one.

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