Pasta and Rice alternatives

It is the newest addition to low carb diet – Spiralizing. I guess some will be wandering what this means, it’s quite simple really, think of spaghetti and rice but in veggie form. Basically, a close resemblance to the carb stuff but without the starchy bit. To achieve this you will need a tool known as a Spiralizer. It comes in various designs and sizes depending on the brand. I choose to buy a portable size for storage purposes – I have a tiny kitchen!
Needless to say I am very happy with my choice it spirals my courgettes( or zucchini ) very nicely. I haven’t tried it with other veggies but I will in the next coming weeks.

Once you have Spiralizer your veggie of choice, you can either serve it raw or fry/ bake/grill depending on your recipe, serve with your deserved sauce. Basically, you have a meal in minutes. I will post a picture of my courgetti ( coined by Helmsley and Helmsley ) with left over beef stew above this post. I have had courgette with other sauces and I have to say I love it. The Spiralizer has become my go to gadget. Apart from main meals, the Spiralizer is great for making salad and coleslaw. It is the perfect tool for summer foods and picnics. No guesses what I will be making this summer, lol.

Another low carb idea I have discovered is Cauliflower rice, this is so easy to make. All it requires is taking tearing up the stems of the cauliflower, throw it in the blender and you have what looks like rice in veggie form. Word of warning be careful not over blender, you just need to whiff very briefly, like courgette you can eat it or stem it. I am not sure if it can be grilled or baked I will have to look into that. I had my first taste with Chicken curry and it was yummy-lious.

If anyone has tried this please let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend.

Dee

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I am a Christian from South London, England, very passionate about healthy eating and lifestyle. I am not into fad diet, I cook from stratch, as I love wholesome and nutritious food. My hobbies & interests are watching tv, going to the cinema, reading, listening to music, baking, roller blading, cooking, socialising.

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