Faking it!

Sometimes I feel like a giant fake. When I’m at the gym, I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m really just hoping I don’t fall off the treadmill and make a fool of myself. When I cook, I do my own thing, I don’t know all the tricks and the right words but I do enjoy it, so I guess that’s what matters.

Now as a 34 year old woman, I have been cooking for quite some time, but I am also very blessed with a boyfriend who has an awesome mother, who brings us yummy homemade food! It’s nice to have that homemade cooking sometimes even if you didn’t make it! This week, Mom brought us some spaghetti sauce. Now I adore spaghetti it’s one of my very favorite foods. But I am trying so hard to get healthy so I have been trying to stay away from pasta, or at least limiting it. Now I couldn’t possibly not eat the sauce and well I found a solution: Fake it!

I went and bought this little contraption called a veggetti. And I made pasta out of zucchini! Check it out! image1

I thought it worked wonderfully. It was super simple. Just push and twist the zucchini through the side that you want either thin or thick. You can see in the bottom of bowl the final little bit that was leftover from the veggetti. I thought it was a very small amount and wasn’t worried about waste.

There a couple of different ways to make your “fake” sketti. I chose to saute man with some extra virgin olive oil and garlic.

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When you put the zucchini in the pan, you can kind of separate your noodles. It’s so cool!

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I had the sauce from Mom so I added that to the pan to heat it up with the “noodles”. But you can add the sauce after or however you prefer. I’m looking forward to trying some different recipes and sauces with this special tool and getting a lot more veggies into my diet this way.

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Yummy!!! Pasta! Or well Faking it! 🙂 And check this out, yes you can really get the feeling of pasta, there is a twirl! Now the flavor was zucchini, but the consistency was similar enough to pasta that it was a trick to my system. Oh and I was super full after eating this bowl of food and didn’t even feel guilty about it. It was mostly veggies and some meat. The pasta which would have made this size of bowl so very unhealthy were not there. I am really excited about finding this new kitchen toy, I mean tool. 🙂

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Until next time Familia,

Mangia!

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One thought on “Faking it!

  1. I am the worst for this sort of thing as I don’t really like vegetables but it looks tasty and hey! Healthy! It’s not even faking. It is vegetable spaghetti.

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