Oxo Spiralizer (review)

Hi Guys!

Today I am bringing you a review on my most loved kitchen gadget so far. The table top spiralizer by Oxo. I did a video review and recipe on my youtube channel, and you can check it out here or if you’d prefer it in my own words, keep reading.

This spiralizer is a game changer! It is so handy to have when I am doing SP days or I want to cut down on carbs.

SP days on slimming world are protein & speed foods only; for example apples, pears, raspberries, carrot, courgette, cucumber.

This spiralizer has a suction cup on the bottom and a leaver at the side to keep it in place, with a little lip to lift to aid in removing the spiralizer from the counter with ease.


There are 3 blades, spaghetti, fettuccine & ribbon. Each blade creates its own unique shape.


Spaghetti great for noodles

Fettuccine creates a thicker noodle & curly fries

Ribbon create long, thin & wide strands

I love the spaghetti for carrots and courgette but when I fancy a thicker noodle the Fettuccine blade is fantastic. I use the ribbon blade made for cucumber and Apple. I make roses from apples, such a fun and visually pleasing part on the plate.

 

 

I have used the fettuccine blade in both boomerangs.

With this Jerk chicken dish, I used the spaghetti blade to create courgette and carrot noodles.


I used the fettuccine blade to make the curly fries. I do love this blade.


Here I used the ribbon blade to create a flower from an apple.

This dish I made spiralized courgette cups. Recipe is in this video.

You can do so much with the spiralizer, from simple dishes to creative ones, so every day can be unique and make your food visually pleasing; as well as being yummy!

I have used other spiralizers but in my honest opinion this has been the best one I have tried, mainly because of the simplistic nature of how you use it. The suction cup is a must and for a busy mum like myself the cleaning it easily and quickly is fantastic thanks to its modular design.

One thing to be aware of, when buying vegetables like carrots and courgettes, they do need to be at least 1.2 or 1.5 inches thick and make sure to chop each end, giving the vegetable a flat surface.

The Oxo spiralizer is BPA free and the blades are stainless steel, which is fantastic!

It really is a must have gadget as I would be lost without it now and I could sing it’s praises all day. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you pick up your own spiralizer, tag me on instagram, twitter or Facebook and leave me a comment below, I would love to see your creations.

Until next time,

NEVER STOP & STAY STRONG x

 

 

 

 

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Spiralized Courgette Stirfry | using Oxo Spiralizer


The perfect dish for a light but filling lunch. Lightly spiced with cayenne pepper, did you know that cayenne pepper can help boost metabolism? Every little helps right?

I am always looking for ways to have a filling lunch with protein and nutritious vegetables.

I love the Oxo spiralizer, it makes it so easy to turn your normal courgette into courgettie, easing your craving for noodles and knowing you’re replacing it with something really good for you. It is so easy to use and quite fun! A separate review will be up soon but for now let’s talk food.


A few items that are cupboard and fridge staples will make this dish, remember you can add or exchange foods you would prefer and you can’t really go wrong. 

Spiralized courgettie stirfry

Prep time 5 mins – Total time 10-15 mins

Serves 1


Ingredients

  • 1 medium courgette
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 2 bacon medallions chopped

Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of mixed herbs
  • 1 garlic clove

Directions

Start by heating up your pan on a low heat, spray with sunflower frylight or use a butter/oil of your choice. 

Fry of the red onion, once it starts to slightly soften add in your mushrooms, garlic and then your chopped up bacon medallions.

Spiralise your courgette using the spaghetti blade. Once this is done add it straight to the pan. 

Add in the cayenne pepper, herbs and salt. Cook until ready. Times vary depending on how you like your bacon. 

Enjoy! 

Notes:

To spice it up more add in some chilli flakes. You can add more veg like bean sprouts and peppers. As you see I added some beetroot and gherkins on the side with a nice refreshing drink.