I did it. I got a spiralizer. I always half-figured on getting a spiralizer attachment for my stand mixer, but they were really expensive in comparison to stand-alone models, so I compared some reviews and ended up with the Briefton’s spiralizer.
I used it for the first time last night, and it was really cool. Little Chef was fascinated, watching the ribbons come out of it. The first thing (and only thing so far) that I spiralized was some beets. I put them through raw, then I cooked them in boiling water for 4 or 5 minutes. I then used this beet “pasta” to make a cold pesto pasta salad. I used chickpeas and kale pesto.
All told, it was good but not terribly interesting. It needed more salt, probably a good shot of lemon juice, some red onion, and maybe some bell pepper. I’ll try it again with the tweaks.
We also had the first field tomatoes of the season, thanks to our Greengrocer CSA box! We had sandwiches, corn, and the beet salad for dinner.
I’ve wanted to experiment more with cooking recently, but we’ve had a terribly hot week. We ended up going out to dinner on Friday night and ordering in (sushi) for dinner on Saturday night. There’s a thunderstorm upon us now, so hopefully this week will be cooler, and I can be more adventurous.