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Squash Noodles with Coconut and Cashews

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As I stepped out this morning to run errands, one of my favorite books as a child- “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” came to mind. A lashing wind, thrashing trees and rustling leaves were in full force. There was definitely a chill in the air as well. As beautiful as it was (I think four distinct seasons are great), the blustery weather resulted in a downed tree and power outage in our neighborhood for several hours. Not so fun.

On the plus side, it gave me sometime to come up with today’s blog post.

“Noodles” made of squash or a variety of other vegetables have been gaining popularity in recent years. They can be cooked “al dente” like good pasta but do not have the downside of being a carbohydrate. So you do not need to feel guilty about indulging a these noodles. You just need a simple spiralizer and you’re in business.

Using the spiralizer attachment to my kitchen aid stand mixer, I was quickly able to convert my vegetables into noodles.

This dish is embarrassingly easy to make and there are so many options. I decided to just make it like I would make real Indian style coconut noodles (see here for a recipe).

Super simple, healthy and tasty.

Enjoy!

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Squash Noodles with Coconut and Cashews

Ingredients

  1. 2 zucchinis- spiralized or cut into your preferred shape- small cubes, mathsticks, etc.
  2. 2 yellow squashes- spiralized or cut into your preferred shape- small cubes, mathsticks, etc.
  3. 1 teaspoon coconut oil or olive oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (brown)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon urad dal (ivory lentils)- optional
  6. 1 serrano chili cut into thin rounds
  7. 2 teaspoons unsweetened grated coconut
  8. a dozen raw cashews
  9. Salt to taste

Method

  1. Saute all the ingredients (except the zucchini and yellow squash) in the oil until the mustard starts to pop.
  2. Add the zucchini and squash.
  3. Cook for 5-10 minutes maximum. The zucchini and squash should not get soft as they will completely break down if overcooked.
  4. Season with salt.
https://globalveg.com/2016/10/09/zoodlescoconutandcashews/

 

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