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Spiralizer

I feel that the new year has brought a few new veggie and veggie product trends:  kalettes (read about them HERE), everything cauliflower, and spiralizers.  Today we are going to talk about spiralizers or a spiral slicer.  This is a kitchen product that takes veggies and turns them into “noodles”.  Some of the best veggies for the spiralizer or spiral slicer are zucchini, squash, beets, onions, carrots, and potatoes.  Ever since receiving my spiral slicer, I can’t stop making recipes using the product.  My favorite veggie to use is zucchini.  Here is the first recipe I made with my spiral slicer!

Zucchini

Ground Meat

Mushrooms

Kale

Tomato Sauce (amount depends on how much sauce you prefer)

Salt, Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper

Coconut Oil

Feta Cheese

Olives (optional, for garnish)

Add 2 TBSP coconut oil to a skillet on medium-high heat

Once coconut oil is melted, add ground meat and cook until brown

Remove meat from skillet and place in bowl (strain if there is a lot of juices)

Melt 2 TBSP coconut oil to skillet, add mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper

Once mushrooms are tender, add meat to skillet, and tomato sauce

Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

While this mixture is heating, spiralize zucchini into zoodles

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Spiralizer and Zucchini

Making zoodles with the spiralizer

Making zoodles with the spiralizer

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Zoodles!

Heat zoodles in oven safe dish in microwave for two minutes

Add kale to mixture on stove and stir to combine

Plate zoodles and spoon mixture over zoodles

Top with feta cheese and olives, serve, and enjoy!

Zoodles topped with ground turkey, mushrooms, kale, and feta cheese

Zoodles topped with ground turkey, mushrooms, kale, and feta cheese

There are many, many more spiral slicer recipes coming your way!  In the meantime, here are two of my suggestions for spiral slicers:

Veggetti Spiral Vegetable

Veggetti Spiral Vegetable (photo courtesy Target)

This is the spiral slicer I have.  I suggest purchasing this one if you aren’t sure if you will be using the slicer often or want to get the hang of making recipes from it.

http://www.target.com/p/as-seen-on-tv-veggetti-spiral-vegetable-slicer-cutter/-/A-15432009?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=google_pla_df&LNM=15432009&CPNG=Kitchen&kpid=15432009&LID=26pgs&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=15432009&kpid=15432009&gclid=CjwKEAjwxKSoBRCZ5oyy87DimEcSJADiWsvgDYCn_Hy7vrIQi3lfGuVrCBOH1oOkN6vQsrvWm6VVVRoC_Rvw_wcB

Sur la Table's Veggie Spiral Slicer (photo courtesy Sur la Table blog)

Sur la Table’s Veggie Spiral Slicer
(photo courtesy Sur la Table blog)

This model I suggest if you know you will be using this product a lot.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1749316/Sur+La+Table+Vegetable+and+Fruit+Spiral+Slicer

Do you have a spiral slicer recipe or have a veggie you want me to make a recipe for?  Send the to me at newsforchews@gmail.com!

Stay hungry…

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