Wow – can you say insanity?
That has been my life lately. I gained two roommates, lost one, my in-laws visited, my brother and nephew visited, I have a husband who is often MIA (due to his job), trying to work full-time and go to school full-time while also trying to eat healthy, exercise regularly and take care of myself. Oh, and we started a local pick-up ultimate frisbee league that meets once a week! As you can see, I haven’t been blogging. But – hopefully, that is going to change.
To start it off, I have a great idea for you. I love spaghetti. But – I don’t really like pasta. I’ve always felt like the pasta was just a vehicle for the sauce. I’ve always put way more sauce than pasta on my plate. So my plan was to figure out how to still have an excuse for spaghetti sauce without the pasta.
The solution – using thinly sliced vegetables for my pasta. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this turned out brilliantly. I mean, just look at it! (ps… I’m a carnivore and I love my meat, especially when it’s venison, as it was in this sauce!)
So – here’s the recipe I created…
No Pasta Spaghetti
- 5+ medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 3+ medium zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- olive oil for the pan
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- your favorite spaghetti sauce
Make your favorite spaghetti sauce (or heat up a jar of yumminess), and keep warm (my latest favorite easy scrumptious sauce to make is from Silvana Nardone’s Cooking for Isaiah). Thinly slice your veggies using a vegetable peeler or mandoline. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron pan over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent then add the garlic and saute 2 minutes more. Add your thinly sliced veggies and saute until they become slightly soft.
Place a big heap of veggies on a plate. Top with sauce, and lots of it! and Enjoy!
I really think that thinly sliced broccoli (especially the trunks of the broccoli heads) would be really tasty in this as well.
This is a great way to really enhance your veggie intake and make a beautiful yummy meal at the same time!
Let me know what you think…