Sep
16

Review of the Veggetti: Turning Veggies into Spirals of “Pasta”

…Why you Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love the Veggetti!

Yes, you CAN easily turn vegetables into spaghetti! (Translation: Yes, you can cut carbs and calories and still have delicious, healthy “pasta.”) I wouldn’t have believed it or found out how easy it is if my thoughtful sister-in-law hadn’t presented me with a Veggetti and said, “Here’s a gift—it’s perfect for you!” It actually IS perfect for me and, (I know that I’m going out on a limb here, but, dare I say), it’s perfect for you, too!

As far as kitchen gadgets go, I don’t run out to get the latest and the so-called greatest new widget, especially if it’s expensive. But I have to admit not only do I love Veggetti but I am having lots of fun using it and here’s why:

Review of Veggetti: Turning Veggies into Spirals of PastaWhy You Need Veggetti!

….or Why You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love Veggetti!

  • the Veggetti only costs $14.99 (and that’s for 2 of them if you buy it on the buyveggetti.com, so pay it forward and give one to your sister-in-law!)
  • it’s as low-tech as it gets (it’s all hand-powered, no batteries or electricity needed)
  • it’s so small that it fits easily into a drawer
  • its really easy to use
  • it goes in the dishwasher
  • it makes “spaghetti” from zucchini and squash
  • it makes curly fries and hash brown from potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams
  • it makes salad squiggles from cucumbers and carrots (also zucchini and squash)
  • it is easy to make the strands either thick or thin, whichever your preference
  • veggie spaghetti cuts carbs, calories and gluten and adds nutrients, minerals and fiber

I know there are a few other gadgets and gizmos out there that can do what the Veggetti does but they are large and I don’t want to use precious kitchen real estate for another large behemoth appliance on my counter or in my cabinets. This little guy is small and fits in a drawer! It can also be washed in the dishwasher.

Hard-core pasta lovers may be shaking their heads right now, being understandably skeptical and, well, pasta-loving. But when you stack up about the calories and carbs in typical wheat pasta or even gluten-free pasta and compare that to zucchini or squash “pasta,” this is a great alternative!  For paleo-people, for my GFF’s, (gluten-free friends), and for those trying to lower they’re carb intake and calories, this is a win-win!

You can treat zucchini or squash noddles like pasta and quickly cook it up in a large saute pan and use your favorite pasta sauces and toppings. Curly Cucumber Salad is awesome with a splash of apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper. Carrot Salad is simply delicious. And all these veggies lend themselves to great stir-fry ingredients.

And then, of course, there’s curly fries, hash browns and potato pancakes—not gonna lie, the Veggetti would be wonderful for all three.

The only way to find out if you like it is to try it and I recommend that you do! It seems to be available online and also at Bed Bath & Beyond & Amazon & Target, etc.

Review of Veggetti: Turning Veggies into Spirals of PastaFor more about Veggetti, click here!

Click here for DIY Vegan American Princess PESTO Sauce 

Click here for Easy & Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Click here for Raw Vegan Zucchini “Pasta” with Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Kalamata Olives

Click here for 5 Basic and Essential Vegan Sauces

Click here for Vegan Meatballs (Feetballs)

Click here for Joyce Chen Spiral Slicer and Zucchini Pasta Two Ways

http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-7674335-11437501

Enjoy!

xox Ellen

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