Thursday, August 19, 2010
In this month's "My Favorite Gadget" column in the newsletter, I highlighted my new Spiral Slicer. I DO love my kitchen gadgets! I own a hand held julienne slicer, but I have slipped and cut myself on it more than once. When I saw a demo on youtube, I knew I really wanted a spiral slicer. I ordered one through Amazon for under $15.
This makes angel hair shreds that are so similar to pasta al dente. I used a yellow squash, It was so much easier with this little machine. The color really fools the eye, and the cut is so fine, there is no squashy taste at all. After slicing one yellow squash, I simply sautéed the strands in olive oil with a sprinkle of garlic powder, They only need about 5 minutes on the stove, which makes this veggie pasta substitute so much easier than baking and shredding a spaghetti squash.
For a sauce tonight, I opened another of my Big Lots stash of Muir Glen Organic Pasta sauce. That was easy. The Meatballs Roma took a little more time, but overall, this is a definite 4 star dinner. Tomorrow, my mom is coming over to spiral cut several zucchini to bag up into individual servings to stock her freezer. These tiny shreds are a real nutritional prize. They can replace noodles in soup too. Very few carbs, tiny amount of calories, super fun way to eat!
One of our fellow Diners, Ginny, has a great blog which features one of these slicers too. Check it out-- she is a marvelous low carb cook!