I’m not a very trendy person, I don’t really follow the latest trends or if I do I come to them way after the fact. Let’s take some examples – I didn’t get a smart phone until 3 years ago and it’s not an iphone, it’s an android. My clothing is classic, I buy things that can last for years not what is currently hip and will look weird 3 years from now. The new music I buy are bands from the 90’s coming out with new records.
Oh and while yes I live in Brooklyn and one might consider that trendy, I’m not in the “cool” neighborhood. I’m in the place where people just nod their head and pretend to know where it is on the map.
Sometimes though, sometimes you just have to give into trends and sometimes those trends are kind of cool.
Have you guessed what I’m talking about yet? Can you tell from the photo above or the title of my recipe?
Yes. I gave in a bought the vegetable noodle maker. I couldn’t resist, all these gorgeous zucchini noodle salads were popping up and I’m a week away from my summer CSA starting which means all the zucchini was coming my way.
Can I tell you a secret? This was the best trend to give into and buy. I’m in love. Since I bought my tool I have made zucchini noodles almost every day for lunch. Bring the zucchini, the summer squash, the beets, the carrots, bring me anything that can be turned into a vegetable noodle because it’s on! I’m game!
I love that in just a few minutes I can turn a vegetable that I felt so-so about cooked into healthy, crunchy, raw noodles for a wonderful dinner salad. Topped with some herbed dressing from my indoor garden and this salad is summer in every bite.
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This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.
- Monday – Zucchini Noodle Salad with Arugula, Burrata and Tomatoes by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Tuesday – Zucchini Rice Gratin by Delaware Girl Eats
- Wednesday – Shrimp Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash by Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Thursday – Turkey Spinach Salad with Herb Vinaigrette by Magnolia Days
- Friday – Farmers Market Pasta by Momma’s Meals