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TIP OF THE DAY: Get Out Your Spiralizer

[1] A rainbow of spiralized vegetables. Here are videos demonstrating how to spiralize (photo © Downshiftology).

[2] You can turn quite a few veggies into pasta. This dish is Butternut Squash Fettuccine (photo © Spiralizer | Amazon).

[3] Spiralized veggies are a perfect garnish for grilled fish (photo © Zuma Restaurant | NYC).

[4] The Spiralizer Ultimate 7 Blade Vegetable Slicer, only $25.47, makes any shape you need.


If you bought one of the first spiralizers, it may be time to upgrade.

For only $25.47, you can have the latest and greatest Spiralizer Ultimate 7 Blade Vegetable Slicer (photo #4).

Unlike the first generation we bought, which was limited to one width of noodles, this superior, seven-blade unit enables you to make “fettuccine,” “pappardelle” and other widths of pasta, along with

This one can shred, slice and chip and shoestrings from most firm vegetables and fruits, including apples, onions and radishes.

And since everyone we know wants to eat more veggies and fewer refined carbs, is there a better reason?

  • Apples & Pears, for garnishes,salads and sautés
  • Beets, for garnishes, pickled beets, salads
  • Bell Peppers, for salads, slaws
  • Butternut Squash, for hash, noodles and sides
  • Carrots, for garnishes, hash, latkes, salads, slaws, sautés
  • Celeriac, for fries and salads and (one of our favorite classic French dishes is Celeri Remoulade)
  • Citrus, for garnishes, salads
  • Cucumbers, for garnishes, salads and sautés
  • Onions, for fries, salads, sautés
  • Parsnips, hash, for latkes, noodles
  • Potatoes, for hash, fries, latkes
  • Radishes, for garnishes, salads and sautés
  • Rutabaga for noodles, sautés, sides
  • Sweet Potatoes for fries, hash, sides, stir-frys
  • Turnips for noodles, sautés, stir-frys
  • Zucchini & Summer/Yellow Squash, for garnishes, fries, hash, latkes, noodles, salads, sides
    We’ve not yet turned spiralized veggies into buns for burgers and sandwiches, but one of these days….Here’s the video from Inspiralized.

  • Asian Noodle Dishes (we love Zucchini Pad Thai)
  • Frittatas
  • Latkes
  • Pasta: angel hair, linguine, pappardelle, etc.
  • Riced Vegetables (pulse the spiralized vegetables into a food processor)
  • Roast Vegetables
  • Shoestring Fries
  • Salads
  • Slaws
  • Soup Noodles
  • Summer Rolls
  • Vegetable Sides
  • Wraps
    You can find many recipes online.

    To show you the ease with which you can spiralize, check out these videos from Downshiftology.

    Want to spiralize something easy tonight?

    Here’s a super-simple recipe that even the original spiralizers turn out well.



  • 3-4 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup marinara or other pasta sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, optional chile flakes
  • Garnish: grated cheese

    1. SPIRALIZE the zucchini into “linguine.” We core the seeds from the middle first. Place in a microwave-safe dish.

    2. PRESS the garlic and add to the dish. Top with the pasta sauce and microwave, covered, on high for 4 minutes. Stir to blend and serve.


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