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Old 02-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Perfect pasta replacement!

The spirooli slicer and vegetables!
This is one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. My pasta loving husband raved about how it transformed cucumber, saying "Well now I don't need pasta anymore!" He kept calling the strands noodles, and I kept reminding him that they were vegetables!
I can't wait to try some Parmesan zucchini and a thick meat sauce with zucchini noodles!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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I was just thinking about this-- when you get sushi, they do something to the daikon radish that makes it look like that, not like a regular grater.

Where did you get your "spirooli"?

Did you use the core of the zucchini? When I do it with a regular veggie peeler, I skip the core b/c of the sponginess and the seeds, but it seems like wasting a lot?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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I wonder if you could do that with eggplant for a REAL twist on eggplant parm?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
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I couldn't wait for a response so I googled and also found "spirooli" on ebay. I might just buy one right now!
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
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I was eBaying them too. Don'tcha outbid me! lol
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:15 PM   #6
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LOL I put 3 on my watch list-- I'm in Canada, so I need the one with the best shipping rate, and alas, I have to wait for the seller to respond

I have to say, I have a cheap mandoline (fox run) and I love it! I do cucumber on it all the time, just did kolhrabi-- I wish it had a better hand protector, but for under 15$, I"m not really complaining.

I think I would totally use this gadget, and I'm mentally making room for it right now
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:32 AM   #7
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I have one of these from my Raw Foodist days.. I had never thought about using it now!
You could lightly steam the squash or zucchini and make ala dente "Pasta".. what a fantastic idea!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:39 AM   #8
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This looks amazing! I'm thinking yellow squash would come out great...Off to find this little gem... thanks!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:51 AM   #9
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Just bought one on Amazon.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:41 AM   #10
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I've had one for many years and they work great with most firm veggies, zucchini, eggplant, daikon, squashes.

And for the carb eaters, they make great potato swirls to bake!

I got mine from Amazon
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:44 AM   #11
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I too have had one for years! We call zucchini noodles "zoodles" - I didn't think that up, it came from my old WW days, which is when I bought the Spirooli - at least 8 years ago!

It also makes nice sweet potato "nests" - just kind of curl the long strands into a nest on a baking sheet sprayed with pam, then spray the nests lightly (I use the EVOO spray) and sprinkle on a little sea salt, then roast at 400* til they're crispy but not burnt.

As for the cores, I save those in a bag in the freezer and just throw them into the soup pot when I make veggie soup. Zucchini, yellow squash, daikon radish, whatever you Spirooli that produces a core.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:12 AM   #12
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Oh, no!!! LCF's in a bidding war on EBay!!!

Sounds good, will wait so as not to run the bids up for any of you though
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Do anhy of you cook your "noodles" made of zucchini or daikon or whatever? I'd eat raw foods .. but can't seem to be too excited about them, lol!!!



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Yes, I saute' mine in olive oil and garlic. Yummy.
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I couldn't wait for a response so I googled and also found "spirooli" on ebay. I might just buy one right now!
I think that's where I got mine, too.
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Do anhy of you cook your "noodles" made of zucchini or daikon or whatever? I'd eat raw foods .. but can't seem to be too excited about them, lol!!!



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Old 02-26-2011, 03:18 PM   #17
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I was just thinking about this-- when you get sushi, they do something to the daikon radish that makes it look like that, not like a regular grater.

Where did you get your "spirooli"?

Did you use the core of the zucchini? When I do it with a regular veggie peeler, I skip the core b/c of the sponginess and the seeds, but it seems like wasting a lot?
I got mine from amazon.
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Yes, I saute' mine in olive oil and garlic. Yummy.
Me too, just a little bit of EVOO, then put whatever sauce you want on top.
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wow- a bidding war on eBay! I didn't even think to check there...
I remembered this from my raw food days, it's a huge staple in that community and I can see why
Eggplant- I plan on trying that too, I thought to put chicken on it for a more authentic chicken parmesan
tonight I think I'm going to try zucchini, and I'm glad to hear that others have cooked theirs successfully, I bet you could get some tasty sweet potato fries for those who have a higher daily carb limit!
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oh! it sliced my red onion really thin and pretty too, that helped with portion control for me last nice since onions are higher carb, it really looks like you're eating a lot more vegetables than you are because of how well it 'noodles' them!
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Hi sorenkkg. I live up north from u in Sudbury and i got mine at Home Sence here. I payed 49.99 plus tax of course. Patricia
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Might have to get one of these
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This is looking mighty good!

I will have to look at the size a bit closer. Wonder what the footprint would be on the kitchen counter.
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Neat little gadget! I almost forgot that I have one too.
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This is looking mighty good!

I will have to look at the size a bit closer. Wonder what the footprint would be on the kitchen counter.
What I started thinking. Is it worth the space? Or should Get rid of something to make room. Decisions, decisions...
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Hi sorenkkg. I live up north from u in Sudbury and i got mine at Home Sence here. I payed 49.99 plus tax of course. Patricia
Thanks Patricia, I'll check my local one, and that also gives me a baseline price-- maybe I can find one online for less, we'll see
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My FAVORITE thing! I love doing Daikon Radish in the this and then eating raw with a Thai Tahini Sauce!

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YUMMY!!!
Oh, please share! I love Daikon
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I won! Got the spirooli for about $20 USD, and shipping is almost 1.5x that, but it goes for about $50 wherever I looked, so at least this one is coming right to my house.

Ok-- what's LC that we can spirool? Zucch, Daikon... OH-- broccoli stems.... maybe cucumber for a cold salad?

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