I just read an article about the damaging effects of dividing time between a computer, phone, tablet and TV. It apparently shrinks the brain. So I’ve decided to put my phone away while I bounce from laptop, TV and kitchen while I type this post. I already feel smarter.
Earlier this week the mail delivered a treat. I’m now the proud owner of a spiralizer. Oh sure, many people have been using this for years, but since it’s new to me dear reader, it’s now new to you. This gadget has already changed my life. It transforms veggies into ribbony strands and curly shapes. And trust me, this isn’t just cool, the shapes allow for dressings and sauce to cling.
I spent my weekend enjoying this amazing east coast ‘pre-fall’ weather, bike riding, doing yoga and spiralizing everything I could get my hands on. On Friday I made a spiral cucumber, carrot, red onion salad. I added a bit of my lemon tahini dressing and tapped my toes as I chomped away. And since I’m pretty real with you when I write, I’m not ashamed to say that when I woke up at 3am for water, I had a large bite. I may or may not have had said salad for breakfast on Saturday.
Or do. I can take it.
No matter what your feelings, I’ll still share this easy Meatless Monday recipe.
- squash zoodles (you can also use a mandolin- but I can’t really be trusted with one)
- cherry tomatoes
- red onions, very thinly sliced
- mushrooms sliced (I used shitake, but hey grab whatever you have)
- garlic minced (3 cloves)
- spinach or any greens that are handy
- olive oil- three tablespoons
- splash quality balsamic
- salt, pepper and white pepper
- lemon juice from one lemon
In one pan sauté all of the veggies and ingredients except the zoodles.
- Heat the pan (with 2 tablespoons olive oil) over medium heat first add the onions, then garlic, then the mushrooms.
- In a second pan heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and quickly toss the zoodles for two minutes.
- Combine the sauce and zoodles
- Serve immediately
Fair warning. Stay tuned for spiralizer recipes. If you see me running through the farmers market with loaded down with veggies and laughing with crazy eyes, keep movin’. It’s safer that way.