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Spiralization. Don’t Be Afraid.

November 21, 2011

So on Saturday, after my 10 miles with Chelsey, I got home to find a very exciting package waiting for me.

Okay, I thought it was exciting.

It was a spiralizer!!!!

Hahaha, I’m sure most of you think I’m insane. Well, I kinda am. But besides that, I’d always wanted to make REAL zucchini spaghetti. I had always just used a peeler, so my zucchini turned out flat, not really like spaghetti.

Well, take a look at this:

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BOOYAH! The strands were so long too! It was like Lady and the Tramp!

I even experimented with carrots, which were a little more difficult since they are so thin:

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Tada! Isn’t that so cool! and it takes seconds! There are three different blades for different thicknesses, and one can make you potato chips (or chip like shapes out of other veggies). I can’t wait to get experimenting!

I decided to use the spiralizer to help make my lunch! I had a sweet potato, and on the side was zucchini and carrots mixed with nutritional yeast and hummus:

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Deliciousness.

 

So yesterday, I asked you all to guess who I’d be spending the next few days with.

Well, if you guessed Molly, then you guessed right!!!

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My brother and sister-in-law are on a cruise with her family for Thanksgiving and headed out yesterday, so it’s me and Molly until she goes to the “Puppy Hotel” and I fly home for Thanksgiving!

So far we’ve dug some holes, smelled some leaves, ate an evergreen bush and looked absolutely adorable.

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It’s going to be a good couple days.

 

Does anyone have a pet of their own, or enjoy pet-sitting?

Have you ever heard of a spiralizer?

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 8:38 am

    I love golden retrievers. They’re such great dogs!

    • November 21, 2011 11:08 am

      she is the best! she kept climbing on my lap while I was studying because she wanted attention! too cute.

  2. November 21, 2011 12:37 pm

    I would spiralize everything!! Have you tried potatoes and baking them like chips? I wonder how that would turn out..

    • November 21, 2011 12:54 pm

      I haven’t tried that yet! Just got it Saturday afternoon! But I sure will, especially with sweet potatoes!

  3. November 21, 2011 3:08 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your spiraliser! I love mine!

  4. November 21, 2011 3:09 pm

    Ohhh I love my spiralizer!! One of my favourite kitchen toys 😀 your raw pasta salad looks gorgeous!!

  5. November 21, 2011 4:55 pm

    That spiralizer looks awesome! I am obsessed with cool kitchen gadgets haha. Molly is adorable, dog sitting is the best:)

  6. November 21, 2011 5:10 pm

    I’ve had a spiralizer for a couple of years. I’ve never tried it out. There’s a fear factor involved.

  7. November 22, 2011 12:16 am

    Just found your blog – looking forward to following! And your dog is soo adorable 🙂 I’ve never tried one of those spiralizer gadgets, they look kinda fun!

    • November 22, 2011 7:32 am

      I’m glad you stopped by, Clare! And the spiralizer is fun, I can’t wait to experiment more with it!

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