How To Make Zucchini Pasta

Making your own Zucchini pasta is very cheap and easier than you think. There are a few ways to make Zucchini pasta. Using a peeler you can slice into thin long strips.

Zucchini peeled

 

If you purchase a special shredder peeler, it will shred the Zucchini like short spaghetti.

 

Zucchini shreds

If you have a mandolin or a food processor with a shredder attachment often you can achieve the same results. You may come out with long spaghetti like noodles.

 

Zucchini Mandolin

You can also hand cut your own noodles using a knife. There are also a variety of ways to cook the noodles. The easiest method is in the microwave on a plate for 1-2 minutes. No need to add any water or anything, they steam nicely as is. You can boil noodles for 1-2 minutes in your favorite pasta sauce over the stove. Another method is to lightly saute the noodles in a frying pan with a little Olive Oil, Garlic and fresh Basil, and then adding a little salt and pepper.

Garlic Press Favorite

Many years ago, there was a time when I worked in a restaurant and I had to prep garlic everyday. Needless to say, it was very difficult to get rid of the garlic smell. I started smelling like garlic all the time only because I touched it. I have used many garlic presses over the years. This one by far is my favorite, and the best part about this garlic press, is that I don’t have to touch garlic! Even when I clean it.

How it works; you place a whole clove of garlic skin and all in the press (unpeeled). Once you get the garlic you need, you use the tool it came with to clean out the holes. One of my favorite gadgets in the kitchen. If you use a lot of garlic in your cooking, this is a must have.

Garlic Press

 

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Coffee Grinder – So Many Uses

There are a few handy kitchen gadgets that I use all the time that are helpful in the kitchen. For example my Coffee grinder. There are so many uses for this thing, more than just grinding coffee. I grind nuts to a smaller more manageable size. The thing I use it for the most, is for grinding my own flour. There are many great uses for this small appliance. I purchase my own gluten-free oats, buck wheat, rice, coconut etc., and I can use this handy gadget to grind my own flour. I pay far less by making my own gluten-free flour. The only down fall is it only grinds about a half cup at a time.

coffee grinder

 

 

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