Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles


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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


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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  1. That vegan apple crumble looks delightful! Soon I will be able to add oats back in and this one is so making it on the list: )

  2. Saw that you posted an apple crumble recipe from another blog and I had to go to your blog to check it out. YUMMY! Looks like a true crumble.

    I love to make soups, using winter squashes, and body-warming spices.

    Take care!

  3. OMG that crumble looks amazing! THANK YOU for being such an awesome raw food inspiration – I definitely need to experiment more, this is such a fab idea. I'm hungry just looking at it.

    Oh wait, it's 6:15. Time for dinner. No wonder I'm hungry. ;)

  4. Thanks to everyone who has just wished me well and sent positive thoughts with the lack of support from my madre. Yeah, I'm only 33…it's time to be like Whatever and just do my thing, take care o biznass round here and fu*k the rest of the b.s. Pardon my french :) Well, not really. I do have a truck driver's potty mouth if you weren't able to gather that from the bloggie :)

    And to my crumble lovers, yeah it was pretty off the chain. After I got those pics up, then the softserve started melting and it got like apple pie ala dairy-free mode. Quite delish. PBJ I won't tell your gramma, and yeah i use my VitaLord daily…I dont know how I lived before it.

    Thanks Hayley for sayin I'm the most creative person you know, that makes me feel really happy!!!

    Thanks to new faces checkin' in and to Kimberly for comin' back.

    And to Janetha and Nancy & ImDancin', fellow black sheep club members…I think we need to start a club. I'll be president, who's my co-chairs? LOL

    xoxo to all!

  5. Don't tell my grandma.. but your apple crumble totally outshines hers. Shh!!

    p.s. is there ever a day where you don't use your vita? I don't think so and I love you ever so much for that :)

    p.s. just catching up on your other posts and I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I can't even imagine how upsetting and disheartening to not feel as though you have the support from your mother but try to take her comments with a grain of salt. You are a grown woman and know what's best for yourself. Focus on you girl!

  6. Oh my! The apple crumble looks FAB!!! I must give that a try – soon. And you've convinced me to finally get a spiralizer. My next Amazon order is going to include the purchase.
    And don't worry about being the black sheep. There's enough of us now, so that we aren't in the minority anymore! ha ha. I've marched to the beat of my own drummer for so long that being a black sheep is actually a compliment. So, congtrats to you for being THE ONE in your family!!!!

  7. although i am a black sheep in the fam for a different reason (religion) i am still a black sheep! so we can hang out together ;)

    ok, my mouth was watering at the "pasta" dish with peanut sauce and then you had to go and whip up that apple thang. holy YUM! i need to go get my vitamix back from my mom pronto and give this a whirl. i am sure my vegan dudes would love me for it! i am going to have to test out a bunch of your stuff on them, i am always trying to find new fun vegan eats to feed them (all of my boyf's roomies are vegan, you probably didn't know that since i havent blogged about them in awhile!)

    thanks again for the chia giveaway, i am stoked. i will email you here shortly.

    have a great wednesday m'lady! xo

  8. Your dessert looks fabulous! I love apple crumbles.

    Have missed reading your blog during my break:) I guess you know by now that I am in Nashville! Look forward to getting back to regular blog reading when I get home.

  9. I've discovered that there is lots of love going around the blogger world. Even though I don't know most of the people that write, read and comment, I feel like they're really great friends. :)

    You are the most creative person I know when it comes to creating desserts and meals. That apple crumble looks amazing!! The zuke noodles look delicious, too. I swear I could eat "pasta" everyday.

  10. Glad to hear you are doing better! Hang in there girl!! :)

    Apple crumble is one of my FAVORITE things! YUM!!!! This is perfect for Thanksgiving! Mmm!

  11. I think at one point, my facebook status said, "does anyone want to adopt me so I can be the black sheep of your family?" Hang in there. It will get easier…either through your own coming to terms with their lack of support, or them growing to understand and respect your choices.

    Crumble looks delish :D Love the crunchy topping! Facourite fall food…anything with pumpkin or squash!

  12. Oh yum, I'm so excited for Fall and apples! (Not that I stopped eating them in the summer…)

    I really like the chocolate Jay Robb. (And the simple ingredients)
    But I don't use it very often because it's a pain you can only get it online.

  13. Hang in there with the family situation – it WILL get better :)

    Loooovely crumble. Now that autumn is here, I love baking with pumpkin and apples – mostly pies, sweetbreads, and muffins.

  14. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better after the drama yesterday!! Do what you like to do, don't listen to the haters – do what makes you feel best :)

    That dessert looks amazing! I love the crumbly toppings on coffee cakes/crumb cakes so I'd be content just that but the apples just make it even better!