So how often does this actually happen in real-life:
I'm here at the computer and take a peek at Pinterest while waiting for a big file to upload.
I see something that looks good, get up right that second, make it, nail it, and eat it.
No, really. I did that.
I suppose it's not that impressive of a feat considering the recipe has 3 ingredients and takes 5 minutes, but still. You fellow-pinners know that immediate follow-through on a pin is a rare event, maybe even just an urban legend. So I figured it's an event worthy of an actual blog post. Yeah, I realize I have important art-related things I should be blogging about but haven't gotten to yet - but seriously: saw it, made it, nailed it. I mean, really.
Of course I had to add a bunch of cloves of fresh garlic to mine (burp, excuse me) a little salt and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes, and wow. Love. What had motivated me, though, was that whole sandwich she shows in the photo - how happy was I to check on my little sprout factory and see that my cute little alfalfa was grown just the right amount and ready for sandwich duty at that very moment?!
You may notice my sprouts look a little surprised to be here. I did sort of sneak up on them, after all, before plopping them on top of this delicious little monster of a sandwich.
Go make this and eat it now! Really it's just that easy. And delicious.
And while I'm on the subject of yummy food type stuff I've been enjoying, do you remember when I started experimenting with simple syrups a couple years back after getting the SodaStream, and shared my ginger-syrup recipe? Well, add another favorite kitchen appliance to the mix and I've found my ultimate ginger beverage, and this time it's raw, sugar-free, and loaded with healthy goodness. I just throw sort of equal-ish parts fresh organic ginger root and raw local organic honey into the Vitamix and, wow.
This may have the depressing appearance of creamed squash and chicken baby food, but drop a dollop into a glass of sparkling water and you've never had a nicer ginger soda. Or add to a cup of hot water with a little fresh lemon juice or ACV, a dash of cayenne pepper and you've got a super-healthy (and yummy) detox beverage. And do I even need to mention that experiments are in-process to create the perfect gin-and-ginger cocktail? I didn't think so. I'll keep you posted.
And finally, after almost a year of just looking at it sitting on a shelf (don't even ask) I finally used my little veggie-spiralizer and ehrmagherd! So easy and zucchini "pasta" could be my new favorite thing. I zapped this in the microwave for just a minute and it was perfectly al dente. What took me so long? Oh yeah, I said don't ask.
I keep seeing people say things on Pinterest like "really, I don't even miss real pasta when I eat this" and stuff like that, and I always sort of want to call BS just a teensy bit. I was sure I would like it, but come on. It's a vegetable, not a noodle.
Well, I get it now. They haven't been lying.
My favorite-little-Italian-joint-in-my-neighborhood-that's-no-longer-there (sadly, sniff) served up an uh-maaaa-zing Puttanesca with tuna that I ordered pretty much every single time we went. Yes, other specials always sounded delicious but Tony's special Pasta al Tonno was what I always craved, and miss the most.
Well, it's not Tony's but I think I may have come pretty close. This was spicy and garlicky and olivey and capery and homey and rich; the finely-grated Parmesan bound the sauce to the zucchini "noodles" perfectly and between every bite I had to stop and say "oh wow that's good".
Do you use a veggie-spiralizing gadget, and if so what's your favorite thing to make with it?