So lately, I've been keeping it simple. And I'd like to share my not-so-secret weapon for easy, quick, nutritious meals: the spiralizer (and this is the exact one I purchased).
Yup. It's back. It never left. And it's not going anywhere. Sorry (but not sorry) to my midwestern fellow.
My favorite meal right now is no-fuss, easy to throw together, and absolutely delicious! Here is how I make it happen in 15 minutes in my tiny kitchen.
The finished product
I spiralize my zucchini and create beautiful zoodles. I place them in a bowl, and heat them up for a minute to get some of the water released. Then, I take a paper towel and squeeze the zoodles as they release some water. This is the quickest/laziest way to get this done.
In a pan, I heat a tablespoon of olive oil and add chopped up a chicken sausage - this day, I used spicy jalapeño. I cook the chicken sausage while I finish the zoodles.
I place a few dollops of pesto (store bought) on the zoodles and mix it in, gently; sprinkle in a few sundried tomatoes. Then, I place the zoodles in the microwave for another minute or so, and heat them until they are hot.
Once the sausage is done, I put it on top of the zoodles, sprinkle with pecorino romano. Garnish the plate with some nutritional yeast for your extra B-vitamins.
Voila! This meal is gluten-free, can be made vegetarian/vegan friendly by omitting the Pecorino and sausage, and is so good. Seriously. I've eaten it three nights in a row.