I've been experimenting with my Veggetti and I'm loving it.
Carrots are ok. You have to use really thick carrots though. The thin ones just don't twist very well and you end up with shavings instead of "noodles." Another tip for using the Veggetti is hold on to that sucker really tightly. Otherwise, it seems that you only get shreds. It was a lot of work for the carrot "noodles" and I would probably only use this to impress someone or maybe a child that was a picky eater. Luckily, I'm dealing with neither so its regular old carrots around here from now on. I tried the carrot "noodles" with salt and pepper and then with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. It's a no-go with the Italian seasoning. I'm sure butter would be fine too.
I then tried the zucchini "noodles" with just salt and pepper. Not too bad. Then I tried them with salt, pepper and the Italian seasoning. Still a no-go on the Italian seasoning. It had an odd and bitter tang to it. Then I tried them with salt, pepper, and butter. This was really, really good. But the butter was the majority of the calories so if you are trying to cut down on calories, this might not be a good option. And then I tried it with cheap old spaghetti sauce from a jar. WE FOUND IT PEOPLE! This was the winner. Even Den went back for a massive second helping. I can't wait to make a chunky vegetable marinara for it. I might even cheat and just steam some onions and green peppers and add it to a cheap jar of sauce. Hey, has every product with tomatoes as the main ingredient on sale by you? We never get good deals in the dead of winter on canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and salsa. Let's just say that we are stocked to the gills.
Anyways, the easiest and laziest way to cook the zucchini "noodles" are to put them on a plate and cover them with a plastic splatter guard and microwave it for about a minute and a half. It really depends on the size of your pile and your microwave.
If I find anything else that I can turn into a noodle, I'll let you know. Oh, I just thought of something.
Evil and twisted,