For years, my Sunday night ritual centered on a bowl of noodles. Garlic noodles to be exact – buttery, creamy, a little salty and sweet. Since going grain free, I stopped my ritual and I occasionally miss that bowl of noodles. It’s not necessarily the taste I miss, but the comfort of a meal in a bowl, turning a fork round-and-round to collect a mass of goodness, and the spaghetti sauce. I love spaghetti sauce. My youngest does too and many times, I’ve walked into the kitchen only to find her eating spaghetti sauce out of a bowl like soup. I’ve craved noodles soaked in sauce and finally found a remedy.
Have you seen people talking about the vegetable slicer? The one that turns ordinary vegetables into noodles? I saw this little machine months ago, but kept thinking it wouldn’t be worth it. I was wrong. Two weeks ago I paid the $30 and started slicing. For the next 6 days in a row, I sliced, sautéed, and twirled zucchini noodles around my fork. It’s incredible how happy this made me.
I’ve served the noodles with other sauces and vegetables, but pairing them with chicken parmesan is my favorite. The chicken is pounded thin, dredged in almond flour and eggs, fried in ghee, and topped with a bit of cheese. I serve it over salted and sautéed zucchini noodles …. yum, a new Sunday night tradition.