When my mum asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I think she thought I was joking when the first thing I said was a julienne peeler *what has my daughter become?!*. It was one of my favorite presents…..until I came across Ali’s blog, and discovered the wondrous spiralizer!!! My julienne peeler seemed so weak compared to this giant mesmerizing machine! However, for now I have put away my dreams of a spiralizer, and I am loving using my julienne peeler! I saw on a blog a few weeks ago that you could make sweet potatoes into noodles using it, so thought I would give it a try with a stir fry!
It was delicious, fun, and easy! Not to mention nutritious! Just look at that rainbow of colors 🙂 I covered my stir fry with this Thai Peanut Sauce from Gimme Some Oven. This is one of those meals that can be eaten hot or cold, and tastes even better the next day when the flavors have had time to soak in. Get your veggies in with this new twist on a stir fry classic 🙂
- Sweet potatoes are a wonderful recovery food that are great at reducing inflammation in weary muscles. They are also high in lots of vitamins to keep those colds at bay
- Chicken is a lean meat that brings protein to the dish, and is also a natural anti depressant…..important during this never ending winter!
- Red cabbage is also high in Vitamin E, which makes it good at reducing inflammation and supporting your immune system, but it also is a good source of calcium to strengthen your bones
- Edamame is a great source of plant protein, but also contains a high level of antioxidants to reduce toxins in the body
Do you own a spiralizer? What do you like to make with it? Why are julienned vegetables so much more enjoyable than bite sized chunks?
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This looks delicious! Maybe I can sub the chicken for tofu to make it veggie-friendly 🙂
This sounds delicious. I would obviously sub some plant-protein, maybe soy curls or Beyond Meat strips (my new obsession) for the chicken. I have a Julie Chen hand-crank spiralizer and they are not too costly nor do they take up much space. I think mine cost $16. And to be honest, I only use it a few times a year–mostly in summer when I crave raw veggies.
Sweet potato anything is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.
I have always wanted a spiralizer! It's one of those gifts I won't buy myself but secretly PRAY someone will! 🙂 If you want to send a memo to my husband, I'll be sure to give you his email 🙂 Just kidding. I use a peeler and yes, it's truly boring.
Love your sweet potato dish. Anything with peanut sauce has me. Thanks for sharing Tina!
These look great! I don't know what a spiralizer is, but I think I need one in my life!
This sounds absolutely amazing! Yes I bought myself a proper spiralizer and I love mine, I use it to spiralise mainly zucchini and carrots but have also done sweet potato too.
I love anything with peanut sauce!
I did sweet potato as ribbons… the embarrassing part is that I have a spiralizer but I cannot figure it out. The instructions are in Japanese!
OOO OO! I have a spiralizer, so I now know what its next VICTIM IS!!
Further proof that I need a spiralizer and julienne peeler!
This looks SO yummy!! I've never spiralized veggies before but it looks so cool. And that Thai peanut sauce… I could eat that plain!!
that's it, i need to go buy a spiralizer! looks too good!
Nice photo! I've never used a spiralizer (or a julienne peeler) but I want one anyway–they look so cool and very useful! I think my mom would say the same thing if I asked for one though haha
This looks so yummy! I love the idea of making the sweet potatoes into pasta like dish!
OH.MY.GOOSES. I want all of that in my mouth! Pinning and totally making this next week. 😉
I am obsessed with sweet potatoes, and I'm always looking for new ways to cook them. This is such a great idea!
Thanks Kim! Yes! You definitely could! I did not know you were vegetarian….but I guess I kinda did, just didnt put the word out! Thanks for checking it out Kim!
Thank you Dynise! That would work very well! Ahhh $16 isnt bad! Maybe I can get one after all, thanks for the information! Summers are gonna be great with the salads that can be made 🙂
It sure is! No problem Hollie!
Hahah I am exactly the same actually, with a pizza stone too! I will try to somehow drop a hint if he ever does a guest post 😛
Thanks for the support Amber 🙂
I want one! I just used my julienne peeler and it worked well!
Ahhh I am jealous! I love carrots that way! Makes it much more fun too!
Ooooh I havent tried them as ribbons, but I am sure that would be good! Hahah that is funny! Are they that complicated?
Hahah love it! Yes, I want onnnneee
Get one! You wont regret it!
Yeah me too! It is so good, on salads too!
Dooooo it! I am surprised you of all people dont have one 🙂
Thanks Erin! Yeah, you know you are starting to go blogging crazy when it becomes the top of your christmas list!
Yeah, it gives it flavor and nutrition! Give it a try 🙂
Haha love it! It is as good as it looks! Try it, and tweet me your pic! Would love to see your take on it 🙂
Yeah me too! It adds a whole new realm of possibilities 🙂
Yum! This looks so good – I've never thought of adding sweet potato to stir fries!
Tina – I'm happy we met through my niece Frances. Your blog is really interesting and your recipes look delicious!
Ooh, that looks super yummy! And thanks for your supportive comment on my blog. It's been an exhausting training week.
I'm on a big sweet potato kick right now! Yum! If it's ok with you I'm going to link your recipe in an upcoming post 🙂
I ASKED FOR A SPIRALIZER FOR CHRISTMAS TOO! LOL my aunt ended up getting me sorta the same thing from williams sonoma (so it should be great right?) it does not do what I want it to……. I will have to try the julienne!
I would LOVE a spiralizer someday! Mmm, we had peanut soba noodles last night… I can't get enough peanut sauce. This looks fantastic!
I was THIS close to getting a spiralizer the other day! Wallet said no. But one day! On the upside I have all the ingredients to make that ridiculously good looking sauce, so I'm half-way there! My sweet tater just won't look quite as pretty 😉
Neither had I! I saw someone use it as pasta, and thought, why not a stir fry! Changed my whole outlook on sweet potatoes 🙂
THIS LOOKS DELICIOUS! I NEED THIS IN MY BELLY!!!!!!!!
I've been dying to buy a spiralizer!!!!! Hopefully I get it in at my bridal shower haha
I got a spiralizer three years ago in an attempt to get more creative with my veggies in meals. I loved it! 🙂 My only complaint is the clean up – a julienne peeler is so much easier to clean! Also, my zucchini noodles always got soggy and gross. My sweet potato ones just didn't spiralize properly… I had no reference at the time so I gave up using it and it sat in the back of my cupboard for years. BUT, after I discovered Ali's site recently, I've been “inspiralized”, and I've been meaning to pull it out again! 🙂
Thanks so much Rose! That means a lot!
It is super yummy! You should give it a try!
I saw you already did! Thanks friend 🙂
Yeah! It worked just fine for me with a julienne peeler! That is so funny though! I thought I was the only one who would want that! Enjoy! let me know how you get on!
Ooooh what are those? I have never even heard of them before! Yum!
I am sure it will still be beautiful and delicious! Seems a lot of people are dreaming of them right now!
Haha hope you try it! Hopefully your friends are reading 🙂 Congrats! When is the big day?
Oh really, I did not know that! But that makes me feel better about my julienne peeler! Maybe I am doing the right think after all! Yes! You should! I would love to see more recipes!
May 4 (:
This looks very good! I am going to have to give it a go. Do you have a good recommendation on a spiralizer??