I tried the carb free thing once and it just made me really cranky. I exercise pretty frequently and my body needs carbs to run properly. Or so I think. I have friends that are as active as I am and they swear by going carb-free. One day without carbs leaves me craving a giant bowl of pasta. However, some carb-free meal alternatives intrigue me. Like eating spaghetti squash instead of noodles with a bolognese sauce or cauliflower puree instead of mashed potatoes. One carb-free alternative that I think I would particularly like is zucchini noodles. You feed the zucchini through a device called a Spiralizer which produces spaghetti-like zucchini noodles that can be served with any sauce you like. This sounds like something I would LOVE even though I’m already plotting a half and half zucchini and pasta mix. The challenge is, I don’t own a Spiralizer and Chad said I can’t get one (such a grump). So until I order one on amazon using the credit card I keep on the side for items Chad won’t let me buy (shoes, bags, clothes, and Spiralizers) I devised this great solution – Zucchini Lasagna!
Chad is constantly asking me to make pasta. I swear the guy could live off spaghetti and Prego sauce alone. When we started dating buttered noodles were one of the only three foods he ate (along with pizza, and turkey sandwiches with no cheese or mayo – ugh!). We once got into a fight over an anniversary dinner where he ordered 3 different variations of the same boring pasta dish. If he wanted this relationship to work, he was going to have to expand his culinary horizons. Since then, he has expanded his palate immensely! Regardless of all his progress he still begs me to make pasta. And for the record, I LOVE pasta – the difference now is that I can have a little fun with the kinds of pasta I cook. So, no more buttered noodles – now we’re enjoying delicious dishes like Winter Vegetable Pipe Rigate!