As promised at the end of my last G-Rated Cauli with X-Rated Dessert post, I mentioned that my spiralizer arrived.  Yay!  For anyone who missed me blithering on about my shopping rampage, here it was.  And thanks for everyone who also chimed in about your favorite salad dressings in the comments section.  You chicas ROCK!

Here’s the Spiralizer

White spiralizer sitting on kitchen countertop
White spiralizer sitting on kitchen countertop

And then I was having a blonde moment, I wasn’t quite sure which was to attach the zuke, but I guessed right.  I thought to make long noodles, I may need to attach it the “long way” rather than horizontal.  How many blondes does it take to change a spiralizer blade?  Just one today, thankfully.

Spiralizer spiralizing a zucchini

My bowl runneth over.

Spiralized zucchini half in bowl and in spiralizer

Does anyone want a flacid, limpy, & skinny zuke schlong?  Didn’t think so.

Center off spiralized zucchini attached to spiralizer

So I put the noodles in a bowl.  I was pleasantly shocked at the quantity of noodles my 1 zuke provided.  The recipe in my head was based on a very loose approximation of Gena’s Peanut Noodles.

Spiralized Zucchini in large bowl

And then I topped with carrots, yellow & red pepps, & cukes and popped that badboy bowl of raw veggie goodness in the fridge.  This plan-ahead action totally saved time at the miserable dinner bewitching hour when everyone is in meltdown mode.  And mommy needs a mojito.

Carrots, peppers and cucumbers on top of zucchini in bowl

I also pre-made the peanut dressing.  2 Tbsp PB, 2 Tbsp Raw ACV (could have done 1 Tbsp on this I think), 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup, 1 Tbsp Agave, 1 Tsp Sesame Oil, 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger, Twisty of Black Pepp.  Blend in VitaGod Pour back into empty PB jar for storing til ready for din-din.

The dressing is noticeably void of onions or garlic (hate ’em), miso (aka soy which I intolerant to), tamari (and even the wheat-free still has gluten; intolerant to)  nama shoyu (soy) and of course regular soy sauce is soy + sodium on a spoon, intolerant + nasty.   So I am pretty damn proud that this stuff rocked our tastebuds and had no allergens or nasties!

 Over head of Mixed up peanut dressing

So here’s some pics of my gorg food.  I’m just a smidge proud of this.  Scott proclaimed it looked like a restaurant platter.  I not-so-humbly totally agreed.

Zucchini noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce on white plate

Come closer…

Zucchini noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce on white plate

For Scott’s I added some soy nuggets and cashews, and some salad because we were running outta the Thai Peanut Action.   And of course, I wasn’t sharing mine.

Zucchini noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce alongside salad with soy nuggets
Zucchini noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce on white plate with cashews

Back to the yummy factor of the peanut dressing, you can see it pooling a bit in the bottom of the bowl.  Is it considered poor ettiquette to drink your dressing when you’re done with your food?  Didn’t think so.

Zucchini noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce on white plate showing pooling of dressing

For Dessert, I whipped up Scott some nanna softserve in said VitaGod.
2 Frozen Nannas, dash lowfat nilla almond milk, dash sugar, dash NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia, dash TJ’s bourbon vanilla extract.

Ingredients to make banana soft serve in blender

 

Blended up banana soft serve in blender

And I threw it on a bed of Vanilla Chia Pudding

Banana Soft Serve over some Chia Pudding

For myself, I kept it low key with this TJ’s find.

Hand holding Trader Joe's 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar

I only had 2 squares.  Promise.  If it’s dark e-nuff, two’s e-nuff.

Unwrapped chocolate bar broken in half

Earlier in the day I went to HomeGoods.  Never been in one before…dangerous, very dangerous ladies.  If you have just moved into a new pad or if you’ve been in your current crib since the Reagan administration, this place is the Marshall’s/TJ Maxx of home furnishings.  I picked up a few things.  But used tons of restraint.

A bamboo expandable silverware drawer organizer for 19.99, 1 lone cute white bowl that Thai Peanut love was photo’ed in, and 1 lone towel.  The only downside to this kinda place is that if you need a set you may be outta lucky.  Oh well, I still felt pretty lucky with these scores.

bamboo expandable silverware drawer organizer, white bowl and black and white towel on countertop

And here was the wonders of the silverware organizer in my Go-To Utensil Drawer Numero Uno

Bamboo expandable silverware drawer organizer in drawer with silverware

And Drawer Numero Dos.  I cannot stand messy stuff.  It drives me nuts and I cannot function til everything is in it’s place.  Do you have any weird, anal habits?  I’ve got plenty.  That’s just today’s scoop.

Kitchen drawer filled with utensils, baggies and baking papers

Yoga is Half-headstand, aka Arda Sirsanana.  I even found you a video link (only watched the first 15 secs but it looked a-okay).  I hope there are no foot fetish’ers reading…cuz these feet may just cure you of your fetish.   Sorry bout the uber tootsie closeup.  

In order to hang out in half headstand you need to lock your bandhas, tilt your pelvis backwards, and make everything feel like you’re tucking yourself and pointing backward into your spinal column.  Hope that was as clear as mud.

Woman doing half headstand yoga pose

:)
Averie

Tip of the Day:  My Chia GiveAway and the NuNaturals GiveAway!!  The vanilla Nu stevia liquid is sooo good, seriously.  And I’m givin’ away 6 jars of the stuff…you really need to enter and tell all your BFF’s in the blogosphere to do the same!  

Stay tuned tomorrow for coconut-chia seed-chocolate freezer treats…Freakin’ delish….

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