A few weeks ago, I had both the privilege and the honor to attend a raw culinary class hosted by Rawcology here in Toronto and to contribute a segment on spiralizing! As an advocate for clean eating, I have always been intrigued by raw cooking; the nutritional value of uncooked food, or food consumed in its most natural state, cannot be topped. Today I am featuring my favourite recipe from the class, a raw pasta sauce served over spiralized zucchini noodles. I was blooooown away when I tried this; it’s thick, robust, and flavorful, but completely raw!
Raw Twirly Bites
While my fiance Scott and I were in Portugal, we went to a Brazilian buffet and I had this amaaazing zucchini mint pineapple salad.
Hold on, let me back up a step and try that again.
On our way home from Portugal, we missed our flight, and ended up adding an extra night to our trip in Portugal, as well as a stopover in the Big Apple and Madrid, Spain. Neither were fruitful stopovers (pardon the pun…), except for this Brazilian steakhouse and buffet where I gathered inspiration for this spiralized salad
This post was originally going to be a crispy kale, zucchini noodle, blood orange salad. And dang, did that combination of ingredients taste good. But, the challenge with classic combinations of ingredients is just that – they’re classic and have already been done a million times. Kale and blood oranges go together like peas and carrots, and the inner rebellious vegetable-lover in me just wasn’t in the mood for predictable.
The inspiration for this spiralized salad was the result of a snowball effect of being in love with my new 4-Blade Paderno Spiralizer, playing with my food, and being on a blood orange kick. I recently got the Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer and have been having a total heyday spiralizing vegetables into angel hair or vermicelli! This is truly the best feature of the 4-blade spiralizer and is worth the purchase just for the angel hair blade itself.
I’ve been inspired by Fully Raw Christina’s Fully Raw Mango Avocado Salad to make a Twirly Bites Mango Zucchini Salad. Her recipe is simple but fantastic, with spiralized zucchinis as the noodle base and the sauce composed of mangoes, avocados, and a touch of rosemary. I ditched the …
Super Dragon Fruit Pudding is the ultimate raw, vegan, AND spiralized breakfast pudding made with a chia seed base and spiralized dragon fruit.
Yeah, you can spiralize dragon fruit!
This persimmon breakfast pudding is spiralized, fully raw, and loaded with goodness! With a banana and chia seed base, it is sure to keep you fueled for the morning. Byebye smoothies!
Veterans and rookie spiralizers alike will appreciate the simplicity and ease of this avocado cream sauce over zoodles. The depth of flavor makes you totally forget that you’re eating avocados. Not a bad place to start if you’re looking for simple recipes to learn how to use your spiralizer!