I was making spiral zucchini sautéed in butter for months as a side dish before I ever tried it as a pasta substitute. I was sure it would be a pathetic disappointment. Then one day I was combining leftovers from different meals and put some marinara and meatballs over some spiral zucchini. I have to say I liked it *more* than pasta. The texture was like al dente, but better. Subsequently, I tried steamed spiral zucchini without the butter sauté and the texture was not as good. I'm going to try it with an Alfredo sauce next.
I have also done a mixture of spiral carrot and zucchini with Asian meatballs and that was also delish. DH likes the carrot, DD the zucchini, I like them both. They are beautiful together.
I've been looking for shirataki noodles, but haven't had much luck. At this point, I think I don't care.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related