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This blog is about organic gardening, healthy eating and healthy living.
Each month I will be posting Garden To-Do Lists, Tips & Techniques, Garden Project Plans, Photos from the Garden, Recipes and Book Reviews.
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~Rob~

Friday, October 19, 2012

Zucchini Pasta Alfredo

We have been trying to add more raw meals to our menus after reading about the many benefits of eating raw. Raw foods are supposed to be more beneficial because when food is heated over 104 degrees Fahrenheit, it begins to damage it's nutrients and enzymes. Research has shown that nutrients are damaged and destroyed as food is heated and cooked. Adding more raw dishes to our diets has made a huge difference in how we feel.


Zucchini Pasta Alfredo

This is more of a summer recipe because it is easier to get fresh zucchini from your garden, but it's equally delicious anytime. If you aren't into raw but still want the benefits of eating healthier, you can still heat the zucchini and sauce, it is delicious either way!

The "pasta" in this recipe are actually zucchini cut into noodles with a spirooli. This is a great tool that can also make potato noodles, potato twists, slice cabbage and do much more with raw vegetables. We bought ours from NaturalZing for $28.50, but you can also get them from Amazon.



Live Zucchini Pasta Alfredo


Ingredients:
2 medium zucchinis
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 lemon, juiced
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tsp sea salt
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs pine nuts

Directions:

- Soak cashews in water for 1 hour.
- Create noodles with the zucchini using the spirooli.
- Blend the soaked cashews, water, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor or blender until well blended and creamy.
- Place noodles on a plate and spoon sauce over the top or mix noodles & sauce together, to your liking. You may have extra sauce.
- Garnish with fresh basil.

To make the zucchini noodles:

Cut ends off zucchini
Put in spirooli noodle maker

Turn handle and apply constant pressure towards blade

Add this is what you end up with!

Add the cashew sauce, garnish with basil and serve!
Shared at:



The Chicken Chick





”Wilderness\Wife”

10 comments:

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    1. It's absolutely delicious! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Rob

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  2. that's a handy dandy machine, isn't it??

    i don't have any more zucchini left this season but will bookmark for next summer :)

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop! i hope to see you again this week with more seasonal & real/fresh foods posts. xo, kristy

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    1. It's a great machine that turns vegetables into some interesting and tasty dishes! I can't wait until next summer to try more recipes.
      ~Rob

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  3. What a cool tool! So many ways to use! Thanks for sharing this at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com

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  4. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Thanks for the invite - already linked up!
      ~Rob

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  5. Hi there. Food on Friday:Zucchini is open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Happy New Year!

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  6. Rob, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now starting to get a collection of zucchini dishes together. Do stop by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

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    1. Thanks for following, I just went over to follow yours as well!
      ~Rob

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