Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Make Your Own Veggie Noodles

It’s no secret that I’ve been wanting a spiralizer. I have been watching tons of other bloggers make noodles out of zucchini, carrots, and squash for months – wishing and wishing that I could make some veggie noodles too!

But here’s the thing. Parrish and I have a pretty small house. It’s cute. But small. So I have to really think hard before I bring in any additional kitchenware. I’m already in a one-in, two-out agreement for new coffee mugs. We don’t have a ton of room for new gadgets.

Enter the Veggetti – making all my veggie noodle dreams come true!

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Small enough to fit in to my silverware drawer? Yes please.

I was contacted by Veggetti to review their product AND (here’s the good part) host a GIVEAWAY for you guys!

Yep. One lucky Gluten Hates Me reader will win a Veggetti of their very own – plus a $25 Visa Gift Card to stock their vegetable crisper! Thanks to Ontel for providing the freebies! ENTER TO WIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST.

The Veggetti is super easy to use. Choose your veggie: I used zucchini. Cut both ends of the zucchini, stick one end on the cap:

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And the other in to the Veggetti, choosing one end for thick noodles or one end for thin noodles.

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Then twist!

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My favorite part about the design? It’s easy to use and the cap keeps your fingers safe from the stainless steel blades! In less than a minute, you’ll have veggie noodles galore! AND it’s dishwasher safe. Yup. Dish. Washer. Safe!

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Included with the Veggetti is an easy-to-follow recipe book to get you started. While perusing their recipes, I ran across their method for sautéing the veggie noodles and inspiration struck!

What if I used my Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe and substituted zucchini noodles for the spaghetti squash…..

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Zoodle Pad Thai
gluten free – vegetarian
You’ll need:
For the sauce:
3 Tbsp gluten free sweet chili sauce (I used Thai Kitchen)
3 Tbsp gluten free tamari
1 lime

For the dish:
3 medium zucchini                                                                                                 
3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 bunch green onions, chopped – 1/3 cup set aside for topping
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 eggs, whisked
3 carrots, coarsely shredded
1 red pepper, thinly sliced

Bean Sprouts for topping
Chopped fresh cilantro for topping
½ cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped for topping
Additional Limes for topping

Start by using the Veggetti to spiralize the zucchini. Heat one tbsp. toasted sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. (I used my cast iron skillet) Once the oil is heated, add the zucchini noodles (zoodles) and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini begins to brown. Remove the zoodles, place in a bowl and set aside.

While your zucchini is cooking, prep you veggies! Chop the green onion and garlic; slice your red pepper; grate the carrots; and get your toppings ready. Prepare your sauce and set it aside.

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Heat 1-2 tbsp. sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add in the chopped green onion and garlic, stirring and sautéing for about 1 minute. Add in the carrots and red pepper and continue sautéing for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After your veggies have sautéed and gotten a bit of color, add the two eggs whisked, stirring well to redistribute the eggs throughout the entire dish. Add in the zucchini noodles and the sauce, stirring well. Let the dish cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Serve! Top with sprouts, cilantro, peanuts, and a squirt of lime.

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I LOVED this dish! The zucchini noodles are incredible.

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Friends, you won’t miss the gluten free noodles – and I know none of us will miss the starch and carbs! Plus it’s such an easy way to get nutrients and additional fiber in your diet.

This dish is also great for leftovers. Letting the sauce meld overnight with the veggies makes your lunch the next day even more flavorful!

So – do you want a Veggetti of your own? Enter to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: The Veggetti®, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Ontel


Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine said...

This would be perfect for traveling with since I can't always have my big spiralizee with me ;)

Anna said...

I would make alfredo with mine.

Veggielover said...

I'm thinking this could be great for hash browns <3

Erin said...

I'd love to make plain spaghetti with meat sauce!

Lorie said...

I want to make a cajun shrimp stir-fry!!!

Michelle said...

I have pinned so many recipes using veggie noodles that I don't know which one I'd start with!

Hanan said...

I would love to try it!!

RAG817 said...

I've been wondering how to make veggie noodles. This would be awesome in my kitchen.

Unknown said...

This looks AMAZING!! I have a teensy kitchen so this would be perfecto! :)

Ashley M said...

I've been wanting to make veggie noodles for months! I'd definitely try zucchini first.

An At Home Daughter said...

I would like to make anything Thai with it. Mostly Pad Thai.
Its weird that your doing this giveaway, as I just got a GF Thai recipe book from the library, and it had the spiralizers in it. I had never seen them before.
Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I would make a stir fry with spicy thai sauce and baby bok choy!

Carla S said...

I would like to try carrot spaghetti.

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to try this too!! Have you used it with any other veggies?

Beth said...

This looks great...have you tried any other veggies?

Unknown said...

I was just talking to my mom this weekend how I'd love to get one of these to help me get my veggie servings in!

Tiffany said...

I saw a delicious avocado-cream sauce for zucchini noodles that I think would be great!

Unknown said...

Since we are new to gluten free...we would be making anything italian..since my husband and kid love veggies and italian sauces...just not the noodles so much.

jwfong said...

I'd make zucchini noodles

Mami2jcn said...

I would make spaghetti.

Ang said...

Zucchini noodles for pad thai is a great idea! I would be using these in all my pasta dishes! :)

Funny about the coffee mugs...I love coffee mugs and also have a small house. I have a bookshelf in which I keep all my mugs. An entire bookshelf...and some are still stacked 2-3 at a time! I have a problem! lol

kim said...

I want to try zucchini noodles!

HS said...

I will make zucchini pasta.

Elle said...

I'd like to make zucchini and eggplant pasta with a garlic sauce.

blessnel said...

I would love to make sweet potato strands fry with this amazing gadget!

freebiequeen15 said...

I think I'd make typical spaghetti with bologenese - but I'd use the veggie noodles to cut down on the carbs from the spaghetti!

Torry said...

I have wanted one of these for a long time!!! I would probably just make normal pasta meals to start

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

It's so funny that you are giving this away! I had one in my cart at Walmart yesterday, and my hubby made me put it back. He wanted me to think about it some more before I spent the money. I am dying to try it! I'd love to make the sweet red pepper spaghetti I used to make with whole wheat pasta (before my kiddo was diagnosed with Celiac.) thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

I would make Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

akronugurl said...

i would make spaghetti


Elena said...

I would make zucchini pasta

Jenny said...

Pasta with meat sauce, my very favorite pasta dish.

Janet W. said...

I'd either make a zucchini pasta dish or chicken alfredo.

damselflydiary said...

I think I will likely keep my veggies raw but use them in salads. Seems easier than all that chopping!

Unknown said...

I would love to make zucchini pasta, Thank you!

Shelly Peterson said...

I would like to make a stir fry using this.

steve weber said...

I;d make these noodles with some garlic shrimp

Kristen said...

I'd make zucchini noodles with pesto.

Anonymous said...

I'm really not sure cuz I'm kinda picky (ex. I only like broccoli roasted) about how my veggies are cooked but I'm really excited about the thought of being able to incorporate more veggie options into my diet!

Anonymous said...

I love pad Thai!! And vegetables �� I've been wanting to try a spiralizer for awhile now!

Amanda S. said...

I would love to try this as I have always wanted to try any and all vegetables in it...better for those who are gluten free and even better if you're also diabetic (counting carbs) I have been wanting one of these for awhile now.

Allison Downes said...

I would make an Eggplant pasta

Thanks for the nice giveaway!

meredith m said...

I want to try pesto zucchini pasta

Anonymous said...

I would make squash spaghetti

Unknown said...

I want to try zucchini noodles

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