Summer’s Ode to the Veggetti

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If you are anything like me you are a pasta monster. You want to eat all the pasta all the time. However; we all know how NOT bikini friendly pasta is, therefore it’s impossible to eat all the freaking time. Since I am a huge “lemme slurp the noodle” fan I decided to give that awesome little gadget, the veggetti, (the one GOF featured about a week ago) a try.

zoodles

So I took my nifty gadget and started making my “pasta”. I used 4 zucchinis. First I peeled them, then I salted them and put them in a noodle strainer over the sink (I forgot to take a picture of this, I’m a derp). The reason for this is to get all the excess water out. That way they stay firm like an actual noodle. This process takes about 20 minutes. Once they are strained I placed them on a towel and pressed lightly to absorb any extra moisture.

chicken and spicesWhile they were straining I cubed and seasoned my chicken, sautéed it in coconut oil for about 9 minutes. I then added the diced jalepenos, cooked for 3 more minutes and removed that whole concoction from the pan. I threw in my zoodles, cooked them for 3 minutes (that seems to be the magic number) until they are perfectly tender crisp.

chickjalI tossed in the cilantro and let it wilt, added a squeeze of lime and voila! You can see everything I used, including the seasonings in my amazing smart phone photography.

 

 

 

 

finished zoods

Needless to say the end result was a bunch of yumminess. I hope you enjoy! I promise next time to treat my recipe like a brand new puppy, taking an excessive amount of pictures.

Until then,
Summer

Summer

I am an actress, writer, comedian (I use that term very loosely) who is used to spending my nights after a show at the local pub or dive bar. My love for anything nacho and pizza related was apparent to everyone, including my waistline. As an actress your image is important, it is after all part of the job. realizing that my love affair with all the foods needed to come to an end I decided to try and cook my favorites but in a healthier more waistline friendly way. That is when I discovered my new passion, cooking. I have been creating concoctions in my kitchen for over a year now and I have lost 45lbs. I am a happier, healthier version of myself. I still go out after my shows but now with all of my new food knowledge I know how to order. I still catch a glimpse here and there of my forbidden nacho, pizza love, I smile and think fondly of the time we spent together. I can’t wait to share with you my healthy takes on the not so healthy!

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