Super Simple Z-noodles
People ask me all the time “so what do you eat?” . I eat simple food with real ingrediants. Tonight I picked up some organic zucchini ( zucchini is on the updated dirty dozen list, always buy organic ) and I used a julienne peeler to make it into noodles. I have other cool gadgets that can spiralize but when I’m in a hurry I just grab my peeler. It works just as well with minimal clean up.
When I cook zucchini I try to get some of the water out of it so by throwing a little salt on it and letting it sit in a colander for a while. You will be surprised how much water comes out of it. I usually leave it sitting there while I’m prepping the rest of dinner. I’ll go over and squeeze it all in a ball gently every once in a while to get the maximum amount of water out.
I made cauliflower sauce to go on the Z-noodles . The recipe I used in this case here . ( I found it while searching for “cauliflower alfredo”.) I switched coconut milk from the can instead of the regular milk (the boxed coconut milk has way to much added stuff to it so I avoid it ) I also used coconut oil instead of butter to sauté the garlic. I save the left over broth that you dont end up using to reuse in another recipe. I think the cauliflower being boiled in it for awhile just adds more good stuff to it.
After I made the cauliflower sauce, I cooked the zucchini. I used the same pan I had sautéed the garlic in for the cauliflower, just putting more coconut oil in ( about 1.5 TBLS) on medium heat. The pan still had the yummy garlic flavor in it. Move the noodle around till they reach the temperature that works for you. I like them soft but not mushy. Combine the sauce and the noodles.
(The chicken is a basic thigh cooked in oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt & pepper …nothing creative)
So here’s my dinner. I ended up adding way more cauliflower sauce to it after the picture because it’s so good. My kids added mixed organic veggies to their plates and my Husband had no Z-noodles because thats the way he rolls. Theres one in every bunch right 🙂
If you are looking for the peeler I used you can find it here . It’s a great gadget to add to your kitchen tools.
Whats your favorite inexpensive kitchen gadget?