Back to Spiralizing

IMG_1807There are a few things about the Spiralizer that I really like that I’ve discovered after using it for a few weeks. Just as a point of information, I have the four blade model.

This might be a minor point, but I like it because it’s quiet. It’s people-powered rather than  motorized. It’s compact and easy to clean. I didn’t think that the angel hair blade was very useful in the beginning, but I’ve found that it makes garnishes out of carrots or large radishes. The garnishes can be used on sandwiches as well to add extra veggies and crunch.

Yesterday, I cut the stems off of a bunch of broccoli. I cut off the very bottoms and ran a peeler over the rough sides and then spiralized the stems that I often just throw away. That’s a bonus in my book.

I also spiralized a number of root vegetables, tossed them in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted them until they were tender, but still had a bit of a bite. I prepped them just to have a bowl of veggies in the frig. Last night, I scooped some out and heated them as a side dish for chicken. The rest will end up in a quiche or soup or a crostata over the next few days.

Kind of surprised by this whole experience. I didn’t even know what it was when I got it as a gift. Now, it has a spot on my counter.


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to Back to Spiralizing

  1. Meghan Parisi says:

    Hi MJ, I want you to know that you inspired me to buy a spiralizer for our family! Everything you have made on here looks SO yummy and healthy! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Mary Jane says:

    Hope you have fun with it, Meg!

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