Spiral going viral (and the BEST salad dressing ever)!

My spiralizer is my new obsession.  I knew I would like it but didn’t think it would be this much.  I posted about it last week but didn’t even crack open the box until yesterday.  Princeton still seems to have all of my attention these days.  Do you blame me?!

I die every time I look at his little face.

Dean and I broke out the sweet gadget and it was so.much.fun.  I just wanted to spiralize everything in my fridge.  We started with the veggies we bought at the farmer’s market last week.  We made a salad with carrots, yellow beets, and candy stripe beets.  I had never heard of candy stripe beets but they are the coolest things.  They are striped on the inside like a candy cane and have an amazing pink colour to them (and they don’t bleed like red beets).

We also spiralized a yellow and green zucchini to make “pasta” noodles.  Don’t spiralized veggies just look like more fun to eat?  I can’t wait to make ‘clean’ curly fries!

I really wanted a peanut lime dressing like the one from Fresh but I checked their recipe and there were about 37 ingredients.  I searched for a recipe online and came across this one but modified it a little (I winged it based on taste but I *think* my measurements are fairly accurate).

HONEY PEANUT LIME DRESSING

1 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp natural peanut butter
Juice of one lime
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp red chilli flakes
2 tsp tamari
1 tsp garlic powder
Zest of one lime

It’s sweet, spicy, and peanutty all at the same time.  I’m excited that there were leftovers so I can have it again today! :)

I had a lot of people ask about my spiralizer on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  If you’re interested, the brand is Paderno and I got it here in Toronto at Juicers For Life.  I know you can order them on Amazon if you live in the US as well.

Do you like beets?  Have you ever seen/heard of candy stripe beets?

Are you team peanut butter or almond butter (or both!)? 

Comments

  1. 15

    says

    You have def convinced me to buy one! I’ve had one in my watch list on Ebay forever.
    I am sooooo team PB, but have cut down so much. I was eating a jar a wk for a while, HA. Now down to a few spoonfuls a week. :)

  2. 21

    says

    I have gotten way behind on blogs and am trying to catch up…..anyway, Princeton is still ADORABLE! And this spiralizer looks amazing!!! I can already foresee this will be my new obsession :) And thanks for so many great links to so many amazing looking healthy recipes!!!

    • 22

      says

      I have so much catching up to do too so don’t feel bad! Princeton is gerting so much attention on the blog, I think I should change my name to The Dogitarian! Haha! He really is the cutest thing ever though. I love him. Hope you’re doing amazing. Can’t wait to catch up on your adventures!

  3. 23

    says

    question: (and answer honestly) do you and Dean style Princeton’s hair?? it looks like he’s wearing gel ;) lol

    PS: I want to spiral everything now too! I say email the company and do a giveaway!!!!!!! :D please

    • 24

      says

      Hahahahaha!! NO, we do not style his hair! It just looks likethat all the time. I think it’s just getting too long. He is getting a hair cut today so maybe that will help!

      Emailing the company is a possibility! That would be a great giveaway!

  4. 29

    says

    It just looks like so much fun, haha. I’ve never had beets before.. and I’m not quite sure why?? PB & AB are a tough race.. but I’ll have to go with PB! :)

    Have a great day girl!

  5. 31

    says

    Oh my goodness that all looks so delicious!! I love all of the color. :) I am totally like a small child and will eat anything that looks pretty.

  6. 33

    says

    I have always wanted a spiralizer!! Your salad looks delish :) I love anything with peanut butter.
    I know you have left me super sweet comments before, but this is my first time reading yours :) I’ll have to make it a habit! You are adorable.
    xoxo Haley

  7. 42

    says

    OMG. You just convinced me! A spiralizer will be my next kitchen gadget buy. I cannot wait!!! Zucchini spiralized “noodles”?! YES. PLEASEEEEE. ;-) So psyched. And I don’t blame you for just opening it, that puppy face is just too darn precious!!!

    And I am on team no-nut-butter, I have found that I’m super intolerant to nuts and swell up like a balloon from them. No nuts = happy body, so I have been listening and will continue to listen because it’s so nice to feel good and non-blimpy :-P! You rock lady!

  8. 45

    Laura Gay says

    Say, did you cook the “noodles” in this picture? I’m thinking of ordering this gadget to make appetizer for my son’s graduation party in May and the less cooking the better. I’m doing fruit cabobs and veggies. Thanks!

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