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June Cooking Tool of the Month – Spiralizer

I did something this week that I never thought I would do. I bought a pair of Vibrams. They are those five finger shoes that simulate walking barefoot. I have friends that love them and friends that do not. After wearing them for 10 minutes I was in love. They are SO comfortable! I haven’t run in them yet but I did a kickboxing class and it was great. Surprisingly I was the only person I saw at the gym wearing Vibrams. I guess it hasn’t quite caught on? It’s amazing how well you can move when you don’t have clunky shoes on your feet.

I’ve decided to do the Tough Mudder in October. I heard Vibrams are great to wear because you are able to move better through the mud and water obstacles. Now I have to start training/running in these suckers. The Tough Mudder is a 10 mile obstacle race and while the obstacles don’t seem scary the running 10 miles part is scaring the heck out of me. I can’t stand running! I find it really boring. And with almost 100 degree temperatures the last thing I want to do is go outside to run. But I’m going to force myself to at least try. I will probably end up on the treadmill in the gym more times than not, but this is not the kind of race that you can haphazardly do.

Anyone else doing or have done the Tough Mudder before?

Enough about that! Alright blissful folks I have a video for you that shows how easy it is to use a spiralizer. But what if you don’t want to buy another gadget that takes up space you may not have? I show you another way to make noodles from vegetables using a tool I got in Thailand. I’ve seen them at Asian stores as well. So don’t fret if you don’t have a spiralizer!

(please click through to the post to watch the video if viewing this on email)

So as you can see this gadget is fun and super easy to use. I read some of the reviews on Amazon and some people were having trouble with this spiralizer, but I find it to be one of the easiest tools to use. I ended up making sushi with some leftover millet I had in the fridge and the cucumber noodles.

Have you ever made sushi from millet or other grains?

I don’t think you really need a set recipe for sushi. I show you how to make it in the video. Use whatever grain you have (the softer it is it will stick together better in the roll), throw in whatever veggies you have available, and rock and roll.

Don’t forget to check out our other recipe using June’s Cooking Tool of the Month!

Zucchini Rolls by Nicole

Drenched Pad Thai Salad from Allyson

 

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Posted in Cooking, Raw, Recipes, Salads on 06/22/2012 10:18 am
 

16 Comments

  1. You'll start seeing tons more people with Vibrams now that you have them! Don't worry about the running part of TM. It's very broken up by the obstacles, and if it's mountainous like in VT, you'll be doing more walking/hiking than running. Definitely focus more on obstacles and general cardiovascular fitness!

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  2. That was a fantastic and inspirational video.  Thanks!

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  3. Great video!  I like quick and easy items.  Thanks for showing the spiralizer, and the other gadget.  I've never seen those.  

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  4. Where can I get a spiralizer in Dallas? And could you recommend any nice place to eat raw food? Or at least healthy and vegetarian? Thanks

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    • I’m sorry I’m just seeing your comment! It’s best to buy them online from Amazon. The only one I’ve seen in person is at ACE Mart and it was $60+ commercial grade one.

      Check out dallasvegan.com for a list of all the veg places to eat in DFW! There’s only one raw place.

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  5. Tough Mudder! A friend of mine went last year and he wore the vibram and the rocks killed his feet on the gravel paths. And his Velcro failed due to the mud. Maybe you’re tougher? He’s only ran a few short months in them and never in the trails. If you train correctly I’ll see you pass us up this October! Congrats to you and thanks for supporting our wounded warriors! Thanks for the noodles too! Oh I thought I saw the 11 and 12 mile markers last year to the race. But others have said it’s 10 too. Thanks again!

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    • Hi Eric! This post is from last year so I already did the mudder last October. It was hard!! The Vibrams were great during the race but I was under-trained in general so I was limping for days after. I think the one here was 12 miles. It was grueling! Good luck on your race!

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