Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Side by Side Sides

I've been wanting one of those gizmos that make ribbons of veg. I found one in a catalog for next to nothing, so I bought one.

It's a little bitty thing, hand-held, and you just manually twist the veg in it. Works just peachy. The only drawback is that you can't push the whole veg through unless you want to risk auto-cannibalism. But that's okay -- leaving some whole veg, not auto-cannibalism -- because I just saved the tag end to make stir-fry.

So I made baked squoodles. You may have heard of zoodles: "noodles" made of zucchini. Well, squoodles are "noodles" made of summer squash.

So I put the squoodles in a buttered casserole, tossed with olive oil and Italian seasoning and grated Italian cheeses, and baked at 350F until the water cooked off. Out of one small summer squash, we were left with a couple of mouthfuls each. But good mouthfuls.

Alongside it, we had Jasmine rice with peas.

You be like, "Where's the meat?" We usually don't do meat. Sometimes, but not usually. We just like veg better, mostly.

I'm posting at my blog today about my first attempt at puff pastry. Pretty much successful, akshully.

Marian Allen, Author Lady
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1 comment:

Carol Preflatish said...

I started out with one like you have and liked the veggie noodles so well, I graduated up to a counter top model. It's much easier to use and clean. I've noodled zucchini, squash, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Love it.