It's been a few days since I posted... and I know you're counting desperately on these updates (yuk yuk), so I apologise!
It's been a busy weekend, with lots of eating and not a lot of picture taking... but I'll do my best to recap!
Friday I had my Mum over for dinner and along with some champies, I decided to make a Shiritaki noodle stir fry. For those of you unacquainted with "The Miracle Noodle"- it's a tofu based pasta with zero carbs and a very low calorie count- pictured below is one package of angel hair, making two hearty bowls.... 80 calories for the whole thing!
You simply open the pack, drain the noodles (this part is very important... the liquid is GROSS), rinse them off in some warm water- and then heat them up in a skillet- or add them to your prepared dish! A little mushier than regular wheat pasta- they hold up well when not overcooked.
We had ours with some pesto, spinach, peppers, and whatever else was at the bottom of the crisper!
There is nothing even remotely healthy about this slice... or the other three that followed it. I can't even fool myself that the green onions are an excellent source of chlorophyll... It was just a big, salty, potato-y fat absess.
So after a long, unproductive day at the hospital (returning home Ari Nussbaum-less), I met up with my friend at Jack Astors and had a few of these bad boys... (thanks to Farmer Freddy)
Don't worry Ma, I haven't ventured into S&M again... This is a spiralizer! I've been eying one for a while and decided upon waking that I had to have one. Immediately.
By placing the zuke where the apple would go (yes, this machine COULD be called an apple peeler to the uninitiated), you can create a loopy veggie ribbon that has the same shape as an endless spaghetti strand. Tossed in a little olive oil (as above) and some garlic and shayka shayka, this gorgeous girl will taste awesome nuked for a minute or so!
Tonight I'll top it with some sauteed peppers in a tomato sauce- but much like the Shiritaki noodles, the possibilities are endless! You can even try to make a zucchini Loch Ness Monster- as I've done here...
Good golly- the fun I'm going to have with this hot rod! Maybe I'll make food braids. And food friendship bracelets. And food shoe laces.
Sadly- no news on the running... this ebola cough and the activities of the weekend have kept me away (not that I fought very hard, to be honest). Once I zithromax the frack out of this chest infection I'll be back... I have a VERY patient workout partner who is relying on me, so no more slacking when the respiratory sytem is back on-line! Maybe if I make her some food jewellry, she'll forgive me!
Do you guys have any weird kitchen gadgets that you love? Do you try to buy only 'muti-task' devices? Am I an idiot for thinking most food would look better in squiggly lines?