Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gadgets I LOVE To Play With - Spiralizer

I am really loving my spiralizer.  With it, I can turn raw zucchini into tasty, perfectly "done" pasta to be topped with my favorite marinara sauce, or turned into a cold "pasta" salad.  I've also spiralized raw beets, sweet potatoes, carrots and purple cabbage.

The pricing runs the gamut for these gadgets, but the least expensive ones will most likely leave you frustrated with the results.  I purchased mine (like the one pictured here - the Benriner horizontal slicer) through Amazon after reading several reviews for various models.  This model has three different blade attachments that allow you to make skinny "angle hair" types of cuts, as well as thicker "spaghetti" styled cuts, with one in-between size, too.


If you've got kids at home, they most likely would balk at having their standard pasty pasta replaced with raw veggies, but once they get a chance to play with a toy like this, they want to see how many different ways they can turn veggies into your next entree (although the blades are sharp, so parental supervision is HIGHLY recommended!).

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