For some reason I was craving this dish for an entire week. So when I finally got to it you can only imagine how excited I was. Everything came together so beautifully that it made this dish even more special.
There's something so special about fresh and ripe food. Preparing food becomes so much more meaningful when working with whole foods. The fragrant smells of the basil, oregano, garlic ... it fills my kitchen and my heart. I become transported into another time and place whenever I'm preparing a meal.
The washing, the drying, the chopping, the spiralizing, the grating ... and then that moment when it all comes together and looks just as beautiful as it tastes... it's just such a wonderfully peaceful experience for me. So many people ask me, "but isn't it so hard to eat that way?" Nope. Not at all. Because to me this food is a healing experience, a beautiful form of art that serves as a way to express myself creatively.
And that is a beautiful thing.
Basic Marinara Sauce:
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
3-4 sundried tomatoes, soaked and chopped
1 clove garlic
1 T fresh oregano
1 T fresh basil
sea salt and pepper to taste
Blend everything on high until smooth. Pour into a strainer placed over a bowl and let it drain while you work on your zucchini. I used a spiralized zucchini for this dish, but you can use any veggie and make it into a pasta, if you'd like.
Easy Raw Parmesan:
1 Brazil Nut
I'm not even kidding with this. Just grate one Brazil Nut over your pasta and voila!!
Wondering how I made the noodles? I ran one zucchini through a spiralizer like this one:
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Try it out and let me know what you think!!