I purchased 2 books, both from Jennifer Cornbleet. I just picked them. No recommendations, no reviews, just click and buy. I also ordered my Joyce Chen Spiral Slicer so this dish was the first test. My hankerin', yes, it was actually a hankerin', was for raw zucchini pasta with a marinara sauce.
I tried out the spiral slicer with carrots. This might not be the perfect food to start with because the carrots are rather thin and trying to spear them on the spindle of the slicer was a balancing act.
|Mixing the dish before serving actually stained the zucchini an authentic|
spaghetti and tomato sauce pink.
It should have come as no surprise to me that it made such short work of turning the tomato, pepper, garlic, herbs and spices into a smooth tomato puree.
I was out of sun dried tomatoes and although the recipe wasn't flat with the basil, oregano and garlic, it certainly would have had more depth with those added. I am reasonably sure that nutritional yeast isn't raw but since I'm not a purist I sprinkled a bit on to add a cheesy tang. This dish came together nicely and I thought it was actually impressive in it's simplicity. 3 zuchs are 3 nice portions and the marinara recipe is more than enough.
The only downside to the spiralizer is that it is hand wash and adds another few minutes to the cleanup. You have to take care as the blades are not really removable and the downside to hurrying is julienning your fingertips.