Have spiralizer. Will zoodle.
When I ordered my spiralizer, I made myself a firm promise. I was not, under any circumstances, going to become a Smug Spiralizer Person. I was not going to wax lyrical about the benefits of eating zoodles (noodles made out of zucchini) in place of regular pasta. I was not going to coo lovingly at my perfectly spiralled sweet potato. I was not going to spend hours on Pinterest searching spiralizer recipes. And I was DEFINITELY not going to Snapchat my extra-long apple curl.
You know what happened, don’t you?
Listen, it’s small, convenient and it looks like a tiny torture device (in the most adorable way possible). I’m currently spiralizing anything that isn’t bolted down, and I’ve already caught my housemates using it. In summary, I’m hooked.
You want one now, don’t you?
For both spiralizer newbies, and Smug Spiralizer veterans, here are 5 recipes that allow your new toy to shine.
Hooray! So you’ve armed yourself with a spiralizer, and you are all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about giving it a go! Zucchini noodles are the perfect place to start- just slice the ends off the raw vegetable, and twirl your way to zoodle heaven. Hot tip: make sure you drain as much liquid as you can from your zoodles by lightly salting them, and letting them dry in the fridge for a few minutes. This avocado pesto recipe is absolutely delish- it *allegedly* serves 8, but if you’ve got a monster appetite then I would adjust that number accordingly.
We all know that curly fries taste way better than regular fries- I don’t understand the wizardry behind this, but let’s just all agree that it’s true. I particularly enjoy eating curly fries because it is *impossible* to just snag one- you try to delicately prise a single chip from the heap, and you end up with a salty, crunchy rope of tangled potato. Genius. Make this if you want your friends to like you.
That’s right folks- you can even make WAFFLES with this freaking thing. It’s beautiful and it’s weird and it’s definitely healthier than your average Shake ’n Bake pancake batter. This is perfect if you want to sneak some extra veggies into someone’s diet (possibly your own). Plus you get to use a waffle iron! If you don’t have one, your regular old frying fan will definitely suffice.
Buddha bowls, poke bowls, smoothie bowls- it seems as if bowls are very sexy right now. This recipe is a winner because it is something that you will actually WANT to take as your lunch for work. Sure beats spending $20 daily on smashed avo #amirite? I would suggest adding a little goats cheese to make this dish even more lush, but that’s just me and my dairy-addiction talking.
To be honest, any recipe that legitimately includes the word ‘garlicky’ is going to be okay by me, but this dish is actually brilliant. How often do you slice off those cute broccoli florets, and discard the stems? ‘Fess up- we all do it. This recipe calls for the entire vegetable to be used- you simply spiralize the stems into linguine. Mind. Blown. No waste, and maximum taste. Plus, there’s bacon in this, which means it’s going to taste incredible no matter how dodgy your culinary skills are.
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