Thursday, March 19, 2015

Getting more veggies eaten and having fun fixing them with a Spiral Ninja {Review & Giveaway}

I was given the opportunity to review the Spiral Ninja and thought this would be a fun tool to have in my kitchen. It is! Now you can make veggie noodles that are just veggies. No pasta. No mixing. Just twist and voila you have veggie noodles.
This is the result of "Spiraling" 1 Zucchini & 1 carrot.
They were small/medium size. Left over bits were
saved to toss in the soup pot later.
This is a fairly small, hand-held tool that has two openings for two blades (firmly affixed and non-removable). You simply choose your veggie and twist it inside the cone of the Spiral Ninja very much like you would turn a pencil in a hand-held pencil sharpener.

I tried three veggies tonight: broccoli stalks, carrots, and zucchini squash. The zucchini gave the best results for me, but then practice makes perfect so I am looking forward to doing better with the broccoli and carrots. My broccoli stalks were smallish and you probably need the larger portion of stalk (peeled, of course). I did fairly well with the carrots, but need some practice with them. The zucchini was a winner.

I decided to saute my veggies, keeping them somewhat separate. Of course, for a family, you'd need a larger amount. I used a small amount of olive oil in my ceramic non-stick fry pan and seasoned them with pepper and salt (added after cooking so it would not wick moisture from the veggies).
Sauteed spiraled veggies.
I loved the taste. As you can see, there are bits of brown, caramelized veggies throughout. We enjoyed them and this was such an interesting presentation of food.

GIVEAWAY: Want to have your very own Spiral Ninja? Enter to see if you're the one to get one. Begins March 19 & ENDS April 7 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only. 

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Product information (from Spiral Ninja)

  • High-quality super sharp Japanese Ninja blades stay sharp and won't dull or rust
  • Opposing blades offer two julienne sizes - 2x3mm and 3.5x5mm
  • Speeds up meal preparation time. Easy to use unlike complicated paderno spiralizers
  • Works well with zucchini, squash, tricolor carrots, parsnip, cucumber
  • Compact and space-saving storage
  • Easy to clean with included free cleaning brush
  • Top-rack Dishwasher safe
  • Free recipe eBook to start your new spiralizing culinary adventures
Find it on Amazon

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary product to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.

29 comments:

  1. I commented on southern snow ...
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  2. I will use it to spiral carrots and zuchini. Saute it and add yogurt ,mayo, dill, crushed garlic. Great salad!

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  3. I would love to win this super cool Spiral Ninja veggie spiraler because I love vegetables, and it would make serving vegetable more fun for me
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  4. I love finding new ways to prepare veggies and this would be great for making zucchini salads which I have never tried. It would be a lot fun using this and get creative with my vegetable.

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  6. I would love to make veggie alfredo pasta with this.

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  7. I would use this for the vegetables I put in the grand kids salad they will love it

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  8. I've been wanting one of these Spiralizers for quite some time know. I would use it on Zucchini, Radishes, Carrots and on and on :)

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  10. I would make beet & cucumber salad. Yes, it would make eating vegetables more fun!
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  12. I would this to make a stir fry and salads! I do think it would be more fun to cook with this. I might even get my son to help!

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  13. I would use it to make veggies for spaghetti.

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  14. This would help when I try to make zucchini pasta! I think it would make eating veggies more fun for my kiddos.

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  15. I think this will make vegetables more fun. I will use it to get the kids to eat more vegetables.

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  16. My daughter is vegan and she would enjoy using this and trying different vegetables for her dinner.
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  18. I would use this for all kinds of veggies to experimenting with using instead of pasta I think this would be wonderful to use to eat healthier thanks for the chance to win!
    Sarah Oswald

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  19. this is nice deal. Didn't about this tool that cut the veggies. I love veggies but cutting them, i find it very hard. I hope i win this giveaway otherwise i will definitely gonna buy it from Amazon:)

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  20. I would use this to make Zucchini pasta & it would make serving veggies more fun to my kiddos!

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  21. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)April 4, 2015 at 8:22 AM

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  22. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)April 4, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    I would love to use this for zucchini. I've been trying to reduce carbs and this would really help. This would definitely make cooking, serving and eating more fun!

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  23. I would use this tool for making zucchini spaghetti and so many other items. This would be a fun tool to use in the kitchen. I have wanted one of these for well over a year now.

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  24. I'd use this for making zucchini and yellow squash noodles. It would make meal time for fun!

    Nancy
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  25. i love making pasta salads. so if i could mix the normal noodles with some veggie noodles, well that would be awesome!!

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  26. I would give this to my fiance since she is much better at cooking than I am. We would probably use it mostly for veggies like carrots, zucchini, potatoes and others.

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  27. I would be so thrilled to use this to make zucchini noodles for my family!

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