Sunday, September 6, 2015

Veggie noodles! Who knew?

So we are still eating low carb...
We haven't fallen off the wagon...

... yet.

Have you seen the Veggetti thingy at the stores in the "As Seen On T.V." section?

Well if YOU are on a low carb diet like WE are or are on a veggie based diet, or are on a eat-your-veggies-in-a-most-pleasing-way diet, you might want to give this a go.

Orrrrrrrrrrr are on a trick-your-kids-into-eating-their-veggies diet...

Ok, I'm done.

Anyway, no, I'm not being paid to promote this product. I suppose no one from their company will ever see my little blog, but for the few of you who read this, just know that if you've been wanting to try this...dooooooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiittt.

Of course it helps that we have a master chef on staff, but still
the veggie noodles that come from this little device are so fun, healthy and yummy.

It occurs to me that I was the only girl in the house helping as we had one big teenager boy slicing and dicing turkey breast, one medium sized "ten-ager" boy employing the veggie noodler, the biggest boy cooking it up and one mom overseeing the whole thing. 

4 Turkey breasts sliced and diced
3-4 veggetti'd zucchinis
2-3 veggetti'd carrots
1 cup mushrooms
14 oz can baby corn
1 thinly sliced onion
1 cup raw spinach
2-4 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons sesame oil
3-4 tablespoons good quality soy sauce

In a hot wok, sautee two teaspoons of fresh garlic. When garlic is caramelized, add turkey (or chicken) and cook until done. Remove meat from wok and add thinly sliced onions and caramelize (takes about 2-3 minutes), then add the zucchini veggetti, carrot veggetti, mushrooms grated ginger and baby corn, and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Add raw spinach, give it a few turns until it's just wilty and then add it all back to the meat and serve. 

 Of course, this was all "to taste", so if you try this recipe, keep that in mind and adjust accordingly.

Now we feed 7 mouths in our family and this meal disappeared in no. time. flat. and there were no left overs. This may or may not have something to do with it being Fast Sunday...
 There were 14 thumbs up, NO complaints about eating ones veggies, (only a lively discussion about the slimy properties of mushrooms--despite their vitamin D content) and rave reviews about the meal. 
Good times, my friends. Good times...


Oh and did I mention that there is weight being lost in this house? Yeah, there is...

1 comment:

  1. [Shurangama Sutra]
    [The Diamond Sutra]
    [The Heart Sutra]

    ~oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ~

    /Six samsara /
    /Cause and effect/
    /Engages in introspection sees the nature/
    /Do not beg abhiññā/



    The Twelve Vows of the Medicine Buddha upon attaining Enlightenment, according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra are:
    To illuminate countless realms with his radiance, enabling anyone to become a Buddha just like him.
    To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his light of lapis lazuli.
    To provide the sentient beings with whatever material needs they require.
    To correct heretical views and inspire beings toward the path of the Bodhisattva.
    To help beings follow the Moral Precepts, even if they failed before.
    To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
    To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
    To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
    To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
    To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
    To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
    To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes."