A few weeks ago, I found this strange contraption at a local discount store which piqued my interest. I can’t tell you how many times I walked past it over the course of the following weeks with longing, but hesitant to commit to yet another kitchen gadget filled with promises.
See, I come from a family that LOVES kitchen gadgets. If it promises to make my time in the kitchen easier, faster or cooks the doggone food for me, I gotta have it. Meanwhile, my cabinets are filled to bursting, and Hubster has placed a ban on my purchases for unnecessary kitchen items.
Buuuttt… Yes, there is the big “but”- I am trying to eat clean and following a low-carb diet. Which means any gadget related to health improvements should not fall under “unnecessary kitchen item.” And that is how it ended up on my shopping bag!
I. have. no. regrets.
This so-called contraption- the 'Veggetti'- claims to turn vegetables such as zucchini, yellow squash and carrots into healthy spaghetti in seconds. You can choose whether you want thin spaghetti sized noodles or thick fettuccini size noodles.
Since I now rarely eat spaghetti due to the carbs, such a contraption would allow me to enjoy the warm comforting experience of eating spaghetti without the guilt. All the while adding additional veggies onto my plate. How fabulous is that? Pretty darn fabulous in my opinion.
I purchased the Veggetti along with zucchini and yellow squash, and set to work in my kitchen. Spiraling the veggies took a mere minute.
I then sautéed it in coconut oil, and added salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. I sautéed it long enough to heat and soften the “zoodles” without drawing too much water. After I was satisfied, I plated it, added homemade ground turkey meat sauce on top and sprinkled it with parmesan cheese.
I declare magic was wrought within my kitchen!
The zoodles were so delicious and the entire experience truly was as if I was enjoying a hearty plate of spaghetti. I LOVED IT.
The Hubster loved it too. The kids… not so much. They shun anything that looks weird or out of the ordinary. I’m working on them though.
In the meantime, I am going to Veggetti EVERYTHING! Watch me!