4.07.2012

It doesn't even taste healthy

Before running off to Good Friday service last night - I was anxious to take my new Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler for a test drive.  Last night's menu:  zucchini noodles and meat sauce!  And before anyone says anything - yes, Matt and I ate red meat on Friday.  Deal with it.

I seasoned 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of ground pork with a red headed step-child version of the Italian Seasoning recipe from Well Fed.  Since I was low or out of a few of the required ingredients, I had to improvise with a little more red pepper, some oregano, and a lot less parsley and Italian herbs blend.  Honestly, it turned out pretty darn good.  When the seasonings and meat were all well blended with the greatest kitchen utensils possible - my hands, I browned the meat in a large pan. 



When the meat was completely browned, I drained the liquid and separated out half of the meat to save for Matt's breakfasts in the coming week.  See?  Efficient!  Multiple meals at once.  With the rest of the meat left in the pan, I poured in a jar of White Linen Marinara Sauce and let it simmer together for about twenty minutes.


While the meat and sauce were getting all yummy and sharing flavors, I busted open my new toy and began making spaghetti noodles out of zucchini.  I apologize for the picture quality - I was hoping my iPhone would've captured this a little better.


Be jealous, folks!  Because this thing is super amaze-sauce!  I want to noodlefy everything now.  I lightly salted the 'noodles' and then sautéed them in a separate dry skillet for two minutes until they were nice and warm.  Then - it was time to put it all together!



If any of you are just starting a grain-free diet and looking for something to fulfill that hankering for pasta and noodles - you will not be disappointed with this meal.  Even the hubby finished two bowls.  And the best part is that it is chock full of veggies.  Think of all that zucchini you just ate and it didn't even have to taste boringly healthy.



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