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!)?