Saturday, 21 February 2015

Spiralizing! My New Obsession.









A few months ago I gave away my pasta machine as it was too much of a faff to make gluten free pasta with, it ended up with lots of holes.  The dried gf pasta tastes fine but I wanted something healthy, fresh and quick, so I gave into temptation and bought a spiralizer.  Oh what fun!! From a plain courgette to courgetti in a flash.  O.K. I sound like an advert, but I love this machine!  I used it for the first time today and made a sort of courgetti bolognese.  So so simple!  Great if you are watching your carbs, and I'm sure children would eat it even if they don't usually like  courgette (zucchini to my American friends).  There are different blades that come with it for different shapes,  and you can use different veg.  There are lots of other things you can do with it so over the next few weeks I will be playing.   Here's my first attempt.




Place the veg onto the grip, and turn the handle, it's as simple as that.








Out of the other end comes very long courgetti, I used a scissors to cut it to shorter lengths to make it easier to eat.








I made a pasta sauce then added the courgetti for the last few minutes to warm it through but still with a little bite.  You could also cook the courgetti separately for a few minutes.  There are lots of different spiralizers, and of course I'm not being sponsored, I bought this one as I have their recipe book.  Now I've just got to find somewhere to keep it.


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52 comments:

  1. This looks great - what a tasty looking meal! I was looking at these in the Lakeland catalogue a few days ago, I'd quite like a spiralizer myself, just for the fun of it! It might be good for Dave too as he's gluten free - he might enjoy courgetti in place of GF spaghetti!

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    1. Go on! It's my new toy, such fun :)

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  2. Oh this looks like great fun,I might just have to have a look at these lol.I do love to see what you cook,it always look delish.Happy Weekend.x

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    1. thank you Lee, and you, though there are huge raindrops falling at the moment!

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  3. That machine looks great! I have never seen one before, wow!

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  4. This looks awesome! Definitely need to try this but will have to do it by hand to start off with x
    http://thecornishlife.co.uk

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    1. You can do it by hand, just not so much fun :)

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  5. That looks so good! I've always wanted to try subbing zucchini for pasta. I really like to eat spaghetti squash that way.

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    1. I'm hoping to grow spaghetti squash this year as I never see it for sale here.

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  6. This is new to me, but definitely on my list to buy!

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    1. I'm glad I gave in and bought one, I think I will get a lot of use out of it.

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  7. I have a hand held one. Kinda like a a pencil sharper. Two different sizes but that just fine for me.
    Because it is small, very small I like it.
    Your dish looks wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Very cool. I haven't seen them for sale here so thanks for sharing :)

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  9. oh I've been wanting one of these for months, I keep trying to justify the expense and the find somewhere for it to live.......... enjoy your courgetti x

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    1. You could live on courgetti, that would save you heaps on money :)

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  10. Brilliant! Your meal looks delicious and very healthy. x

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  11. lots of playtime there. Have fun, I want one too.

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    1. Yes, looking forward to lots of playing with it :)

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  12. I have never seen one of those before, what a fab gadget!

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    1. It is fab, so easy and quick and a good way to use up the umpteen courgettes I get in my veg box in the summer.

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  13. What a fab little machine. The last kitchen aid I bought was a Mandolin after seeing Jamie Oliver put one to good use. It's so sharp it scares the living daylights out of me so I rarely use it.

    Jean
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    1. I have a mandolin that I'm too scared to use as well Jean :)

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  14. Oh now yours looks like a super posh machine! I bought a zoodlechef after my daughter kept sending me pictures of delicious salads she had made with hers - and it's fab! Of course courgettes are the favourite - flash fried with a little sesame oil and some mushrooms - mmmmm! Apparently you can do it with potatoes as well and make curly fries but I haven't tried that yet. I'll look forward to seeing what else you do with yours! Hope you're keeping nice and warm this rotten rainy Sunday x Jane

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    1. Yes I like the sound of curly fries!

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  15. Now look what you've done, I now want one............damn ...........I must not spend, I must not spend!

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  16. What an amazing machine, I've not seen anything like it before, and your meal looks delicious.
    I can't wait to see what you make next.

    luv
    irene
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    1. Thanks Irene, haven't decided what I will try next. I will post it when I do

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  17. That looks very tasty! I bought my coeliac daughter one for Christmas, but we haven't used it yet. You've inspired me yo have a go!

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    1. Look forward to seeing what you make with it

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  18. Funnily enough I've just been reading about these in "Healthy" magazine - said to be the gadget for 2015! Would be brilliant for my "fasting" days but think I'll have to go for a smaller version like the zoodle chef as mentioned by Plain Jane above, due to space issues in our kitchen - looking forward to seeing what else you make with it!

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  19. What a great idea! I saw someone making sweet potato spirals on another blog, but not courgette. I imagine that it tastes really good! xx

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    1. mmmm sweet potato spirals sound good!

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  20. How cool is that? I always find food much nicer to eat if it looks pretty.

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  21. That looks brilliant! I think I might 'need' one of those! Thank you for your comment on my last post... I'm certainly up for an exhibition in Cornwall!

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    1. I think we all 'need' one of these :)

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  22. These are brilliant aren't they. I just put one in my Amazon wishlist the other day, it's great to see one demonstrated. I usually have too many courgettes in the summer, this would be a perfect way to use them.

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    1. Just what I was thinking, I run out of ideas of what to do with courgettes.

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  23. That looks awesome... I'm not a big kitchen gadget aficianado, but I! WANT!! ONE!!!

    Have you ever had spaghetti squash? They seem to be tailor-made for people who are avoiding gluten.

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    1. I have, I'm hoping to grow some this year.

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  24. What at brilliant gadget. I like your site :-)

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  25. This is awesome! I didn't even know there was such thing. I eat gluten-free, so I think I might just have to add this to my kitchen. Thanks for the review!

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    1. It's a handy gadget to have in the kitchen kristie

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  26. I love these too ... I had one on my Christmas list but no one in the family bought me one. I may have to treat myself!

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