Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed with all of the Inspiralized recipe ideas I have running through my mind. Actually, I never leave the house without my tiny Mead notepads, in case I have an idea. Once, I was looking through my scribbles and I saw the phrase “roasted crust” Sounds delicious, but – what?! I’m sure it’ll come to me again soon. I hope. Nevertheless, I never stop finding inspiration!
My mom often asks me, “how do you keep coming up with new dishes?” Honestly, the problem isn’t how do I “come up” with the recipe. The problem is how do I pick which ones to feature on this blog.
Of course, my favorite veggie to spiralize is the zucchini. It’s kind of like my “first born,” if I knew what having a first born was like. The zucchini was my guinea pig, especially because I started the bulk of my spiralizing during the summer, when zucchinis grow rampantly.
However, I love experimenting with all vegetables… and fruits! Pears and apples are probably the easiest fruits to spiralize. As for veggies, the messiest are beets: your hands and countertop get stained (temporarily) red. It makes for a fun belated Halloween scene, but not a fun cleanup experience. Beets are lovely to eat in noodle form, as they take on a completely different taste and obviously texture.
As for pear noodles, well, stop thinking of them as a fruit you slice and eat as a snack. When you spiralize them, they become a sweet addition to a savory meal.
In honor of all of the possibilities that the spiralizer brings into our lives, let’s learn how to spiralize a beet and a pear. Then, we’ll finish up with a stunning plate of beet noodles with a lip-smackingly tasty bacon-pistachio dressing. Yes, bacon and pistachios. Warmed. As a dressing. Did I mention that it comes topped with a freshly baked roll of goat cheese? You’re welcome.
How to Spiralize a Pear
Chop the pointy end (the top) of the pear off so that it is flat. Don’t chop off the other end, just load it straight into the spiralizer. Spiralize!
How to Spiralize a Beet
Chop the beet off the stalks and slice both ends off so that both ends are cut and flat.
Peel the beet and then load it onto the spiralizer. Spiralize!