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I'm Getting A Spiraliser!
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Since i am totally grain and psuedo-grain free, I have really missed pasta.

I'm quite excited at the thought of getting my teeth into something that vaguely resembles pasta.

I've done lots of research and have ordered this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002USUAH8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Has anyone else tried it?

Thanks

Diane

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I have not tried that...but do use a julienne mandolin to make "zu" noodles out of zucchini and eat alot of spaghetti squash.

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Oooo, that looks interesting!

I'd love to know how you get on with it :)

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Oooo, that looks interesting!

I'd love to know how you get on with it :)

Well, it came today, and I'm rather pleased!

So, breakfast was carrot and courgette noodles (using the thicker noodle blade) with an egg and some pesto sauce. I stir-fried the noodles for a minute or so, then cracked an egg in the middle and covered the pan with the lid so the egg cooked in the steam - it was very yummy.

For dinner, we'll have swede (rutabaga) noodles using the thinner noodle blade, fried onions, another veg and the slowcooked beef that I have cooking in the slow cooker.......

The noodles it makes are mostly really long, except for a few shorter ones depending on the shape of the veg.

I.e. much longer than I could acheive on a mandoline. I have a photo, but can't see how to post it....

I can see a lot of veg noodles in my future, lol.

It was a bit pricey for wlhat it is, but at least it seems like the build quality is good. Not sure I'd say it's a 'must-have' like I would about my stick blender or my Ninja blender, but it will make the large amount of veg that I eat daily, a little more interesting.

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Thanks for the update!

 

I think I'll ask for one for my next birthday :)

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That sounds great! I want one now....

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That sounds great! I want one now....

 

I don't think I'll be able to wait...my silly bday is this week -- thinking four years deserves a present for myself -- how about you?

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I don't think I'll be able to wait...my silly bday is this week -- thinking four years deserves a present for myself -- how about you?

I'm with you Lisa. I think we both deserve one sooner rather than later! :)

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that does it...i am ordering one :D

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I'm gonna try a shop near here over the weekend before ordering. Exciting!!

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Mines on the way -- I'll be trying it this weekend and will report back!

 

Thank you Diane :)

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Man...gotta love Amazon -- chose free 2-day shipping and it is already here in less than 24 hours -- can't wait to play :D

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Wow! That was quick!!

Enjoy your new toy :)

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Wow! That was quick!!

Enjoy your new toy :)

 

Will do...popped into the silly thread last night -- hope you are over the bug :)

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Thanks-- went back to work today for the first time in a week. Tuckered me out!

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Thanks-- went back to work today for the first time in a week. Tuckered me out!

Wow, I took my eyes off the board for 2 mins and so much went on!

I hope you like your spiraliser as much as I do - I've had vegetable 'noodles' for every meal but dessert, lol. I like the thin noodle attachment the best. So far I've done: courgette, carrot, swede and now butternut squash (just used the solid top section).

I still think it's great, I get that'stuff your mouth full of noodles' feeling that I miss. Also, however you cook the noodles, it takes a LOT less cooking time than if you cooked the veg 'chopped up'.

I had to turn the swede using my hands, rather than by cranking the handle, but I did put the whole thing on at once! If I had cut off an appropriate sizes portion, then it probably would have worked just by cranking the handle.

Happy noodling! :-)

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One happy noodler here :D

 

much improved ZuNoodles over my julienne mandolin!

 

Also made sweet potato and yam curly Q fries -- yum and more fun than my regular version.

 

Was set to try a butternut squash today --- glad to hear it went well for you.

 

HIGHLY suggest any grain-frees out there order or pick up one of these little machines

 

Oh I used the small attatchment for ZuNoodles and the larger one for the sweet potato fries..

 

Thanks again for posting this fun machine :)

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Sweet potato curly fries! Great minds think alike, they are next on my list, I might try them with the straight blade though....I haven't even taken the protective sticker off that blade yet, so not sure how thick it will cut.

I did thin parsnip noodles, sprayed with a little oil and fried in a non stick pan, I was going for crunchy, but didn't have enough oil to shallow/deep fry and not enough time to use the oven to bake them, but the result was tasty all the same!

If you have any more successes, I'd love to hear.

Another reason I like this is that I'm also nightshade free, and missing chips (fries) and crisps (chips, lol). The vegetable crisps that I buy are very expensive, and my attempts to make parsnip crisps (thin slices using a peeler and baked in the oven) so far have been a fail....

:-)

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Sweet potato curly fries! Great minds think alike, they are next on my list, I might try them with the straight blade though....I haven't even taken the protective sticker off that blade yet, so not sure how thick it will cut.

I did thin parsnip noodles, sprayed with a little oil and fried in a non stick pan, I was going for crunchy, but didn't have enough oil to shallow/deep fry and not enough time to use the oven to bake them, but the result was tasty all the same!

If you have any more successes, I'd love to hear.

Another reason I like this is that I'm also nightshade free, and missing chips (fries) and crisps (chips, lol). The vegetable crisps that I buy are very expensive, and my attempts to make parsnip crisps (thin slices using a peeler and baked in the oven) so far have been a fail....

:-)

 

 

Exactly -- what I would give for a real potato chip substitute -- we do pretty well with baking sweet potato chips in the oven -- the thinner you get them the better....we have fried some in oil that turned out ok...but for the huge amount of oil in the pan and eventually in my body -- the oven ones get my vote - thus far.

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Lisa, how 'bout if you spritzed the oven fries first with a little olive oil or something ?

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Hi Patti!

 

That's what we do....I toss with olive or melted coconut oil...they are yummy...just not very crunchy

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I am going to get a Spirooli (same idea).  I have been very interested in a raw food diet and if I decide to move forward with it or not I know having veggie pasta would be a huge improvement from rice pasta.  I am also going to plant my first garden this summer and will need to get crafty with how I am going to consume my harvest.  I read some of your comments and I am glad to know that you are enjoying yours! :)

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do you add any protein to your pasta ?

 

Since i am totally grain and psuedo-grain free, I have really missed pasta.
I'm quite excited at the thought of getting my teeth into something that vaguely resembles pasta.
I've done lots of research and have ordered this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002USUAH8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Has anyone else tried it?

Thanks
Diane

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do you add any protein to your pasta ?

Well, I'd certainly serve protein containing foods with it. E.g. Homemade beef/turkey bolognese, a piece of pan-fried salmon, or a piece of chicken.

Or I even like it sprinkled with roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds - one day.......I would love to try something creamy or cheesey, but I can't do dairy, yet, lol.

Is that what you mean?

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