Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Following the Latest Trend...

...and it's not "bubble glazing" (as seen on facebook)!


It's the VEGGETTI... As Seen On TV!!!!
I know so many people that have one of these and love it. Since I have been gifted lots of zucchini this summer, I figured it was time I got one. With a 20% of coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond, I spent a grand total of $15.99 (plus tax & shipping).


We are always trying to get more veggies into our diet so I figured this would be a good way to help us achieve our goal. There was a little learning curve on use, and carrots are trickier than zucchini. What I wasn't expecting was to be left with these funny discs of veggies with attached tubes. Not one to be wasteful, I bagged them up and will chop them into a salad tonight.


Our maiden voyage with the Veggetti was to make "zoodles" from zucchini, along with some spiralized carrots. I sauteed them in the wok along with some shrimp and grape tomatoes. When the vegetables were just starting to soften I tossed in freshly made pesto, my first batch of the season.


It was absolutely delicious! Jeff and I didn't miss the "real" noodles at all. I am sure this little gadget is going to one those things that in 10 years we say, "Remember the zoodles craze?"

7 comments:

  1. About three weeks ago I bought a vegetable slicer at wally world and I promptly sliced my little finger by not using the item provided to hold the vegetables. Your slicer seems to work fairly well, is it electric or mechanical? I still would like to get a slicer which isn't so dangerous

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    1. It's a hand crank and it suction cups to the counter like a pencil sharpener does. It does two different thickness's of spirals and there is a blade for ribbon cutting. I cut the carrots thin, since they take longer to cook, and did the zukes thicker.
      It's sharp, but the base and crank are rather flimsy... but that's what you get for $15.99!

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  2. Ha! Never heard of a Veggetti. I may need one too! Just made my first batch of pesto before I sat down to read this. We only have tiny squash so far, but before long, I expect there will be ones that are picking size.

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  3. How awesome :) Speaking of zucchini, I have made these the last 2 nights, FANTASTIC: http://www.shelikesfood.com/1/post/2015/08/4-ingredient-zucchini-tater-tots.html

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    1. Those look REALLY good! Definitely going to try that recipe.

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  4. How fun...new toys in the kitchen!

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