Vegetable Noodle Medley

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Is there a way to make noodles that didn’t involve flour, egg and oil? Pshhh – Of course there is a way!  T.W.O. will show you how to create noodles out of vegetables and bring some color into your cooking!

Ingredients
– 1 yam
– 2 large carrots, whole
– 2 zucchini
– Krazy Salt
– Pepper

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Peel and wash the yam and carrots. Cut the ends off all the vegetables.  With the julienne peeler, “peel” each vegetable lengthwise.  The longer the “noodles” are, the better! Place all the vegetable noodles in a bowl and add Krazy Salt and pepper to taste.  Let it sit for 10 minutes.  Once the noodles marinate, lightly squeeze the noodles to eliminate any excess water.

The creative part….what to do with the noodles?  Here are a couple ideas:

Stir Fry

T.W.O. sautéed the yam noodles for 6 minutes added the carrots and the zucchini for the last 2 minutes.  We added mushrooms and grilled chicken to create a noodle stir-fry!

Salad

Add your favorite dressing, some slivered pistachios and you have your self a great lunch!

Bed of Noodles

Place a grilled piece of meat, chicken or fish over a vegetable medley bed!  It’s a great al dente noodle that compliments your protein.

Happy Peeling!!

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Zucchini Noodles

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When in Rome, you eat pasta.  When cooking with T.W.O, you make zucchini noodles!  This is such an easy dish that can be transformed into a snack, a summer salad or an entrée.  The most important part of this dish is the peeler….a julienne peeler! You can find it at SUR LA TABLE or even TARGET.

Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients:

–  4 zucchini
– 1 clove garlic, diced
– 1 lemon; juiced
– Olive oil
– Krazy Salt

After washing the vegetables, place the zucchini flat on a cutting board.  Hold with one hand the top of the zucchini that is furthest from you, while holding the zucchini peeler in the other hand. The key to creating “noodles” is to peel the zucchini using only one stroke.  From top to bottom, peel the zucchini in a straight line.  This will form your perfect “noodles”.  Continue until the zucchini is all peeled.

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Place all the “noodles” in a bowl and add lemon juice, diced garlic, olive oil and Crazy Salt to your desire.  Let the noodles marinate for about 10 minutes.

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Once the “noodles” have marinated, squeeze the excess juice out of the “noodles” so your meal isn’t soggy. Now comes the question….What can I do with these “noodles?”  T.W.O decided to make a summer salad.  To make this, you will need the following ingredients:

Summer Salad

– Zucchini noodles
-8 to 10 mini balls of fresh mozzarella
-1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
– 4 Tablespoons fresh basil
-Balsamic vinegar to drizzle

Add the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil to the noodles. Finish the dish by drizzling the noodle mixture with balsamic vinegar. Now it’s time to enjoy this tasty, light summer salad poolside!

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