Creative cooking requires a little investment into kitchen appliances. Would you ever consider spiralizing butternut squash and then stuffing it with strips of beef and spaghetti along with green and yellow summer squash?
If you are looking for something appetizing to cook, while equally showing off your culinary skills, try adding these two affordable tools to your cookware.
Two Affordable Creative Cooking Tools
Veggetti: This tool has been around, but I recently decided to try it. You can buy them online through Amazon, from their website, or at home good stores.
Over the 4th of July weekend, I purchased the Veggetti from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I love Bed, Bath, and Beyond because of the 20% off coupons that never expire.
Using the Veggetti, I found it to be simple to use and did what it claimed. I really was able to turn summer squash into veggie-spaghetti.
The Veggetti comes in a couple of sizes. There is a larger Veggetti machine that does more of the work for you. I purchased the manual version, which was just under $10.
Pineapple Corer Slicer: Again, I bought this at Bed, Bath and Beyond at the same time that I purchased the Veggetti. If you get a large enough butternut squash, you can spiral it, making it a beautiful and edible dish.
- Extra large butternut squash
- 2 green summer squash
- 1 yellow summer squash
- .5 lb. of thinly sliced beef
- Spiral veggies with veggetti or a spiral vegetable slicer.
- Cut top off butternut squash, then use pineapple corer to spiral out the inside. Cut off any excess skin that wasn't cut off by the spiral slicer.
I chose not to cut the skin off from my butternut squash. Most of the inner core was cut out from the hard outer skin. There was just a small section left that had skin remaining, so I scraped it off with the knife. You can also use a skin remover too and cut the skin off in advance.
Sautéed Spaghetti Veggies
To make your veggies look like more like spaghetti made out of vegetables the cook time do not cook it too well. I chose to cook it well along with the beef.
Don’t be afraid to shake things up in the kitchen and explore some creative cooking tips.