Zucchini noodles are mixed with a quick and easy, raw tomato sauce that is delicious and vegan-friendly! Perfect for a healthy meal!
Sometimes I think that I am a lot stronger than I think.
And, with that little thought, let me tell you a story. Grab your blankies and get cozy.
Yesterday, I was at the gym. I know, you’re bored already. I promise, it gets good.
I had wanted to do some squats, but ALL the squat racks were taken. Which is not un-common, since there are only two in the WHOLE GYM.
Now, the weight that I wanted to squat was more than I could actually lift with my spindle little weaky-girly arms, which is why I like the rack. You can just walk right up to it, get your shoulder under it and WHAM! BAM! THANK YOU MA’AM! You’re gettin’ yo’ squat on. No lift-age necessary.
So, I asked one of the buffity-buff workey-outey guys if they could take a free standing barbell and put it across my back. He did. He asked if I wanted him to stay and help me de-load when I was done.
My answer: “Nah. I got dissss.”
False Taylor. So ,SO false.
I finished. I stood there. I stood there some more. Then, 1…2….3 using my legs (which was my first mistake, since they were jell to the O) I pushed up and tried to get the barbell over my shoulders.
And then it came crashing down on my toes and I fell over.
I picked myself up off the floor, along with the small shards of pride that I had left, and BOOGIED right out of that gym. Jell-O legs and ALL.
My only solace? Coming home to crunchy num-nums in the form of Doctor In The Kitchen Flackers.
If only I had a box of these during my workout, I coulda just stuck my head right inside it and hidden from the world until I finally had to eat my way out.
Like an ostrich. Without the sand. Or feather. Or general bird-like qualities. You get it.
Have you guys tried them? They ain’t just any crackers. Let’s break it down:
- Raw, vegan AND gluten free. If you had to pick a cracker to watch out for – it’s these. TRIPLE THREAT yo’.
- They come in ALL the flavors – Dill, Cinnamon Currant, Rosemary, Savory and, my personal fav, Sun Dried Tomato and Basil.
- They’re made of flax seeds (Get it- FLA-ckers) so they’re just oozing with protein-y, fiberous-ness health.
Now, did you know that you could put crackers into a sauce to make it thick? I saw it on “Chopped” one day….so I decided to try it. <— Do that.
This tomato sauce, like the Flackers, is totally raw, vegan, gluten free and is SUPAH EZ.
Pour it over some zucchini noodles to make it a complete meal.
Or just spoon it into your mouth. I won’t tell anyone.
‘Cause I’ll be right there with ya.
Raw tomato sauce
- For the zoodles:
- 4 Large zucchinis
- For the tomato sauce:
- 1/4 Cup Fresh tomato chopped
- 1/4 Cup Sun Ripened Tomato and Basil Flackers lightly crushed (about 4 crackers),
- 2 Tbsp packed Sun dried tomato packed in olive oil chopped + additional for garnish
- 1 1/4 tsp Garlic minced
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 Tbsp Oil from the sun dried tomatoes
- 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Red wine vinegar
- Salt/pepper to taste *
- Fresh basil sliced (for garnish)
- To make zoodles: **
- Use a 5 mm julienne blade on amandolinand slice zucchini lengthwise to make long noodles.
- Toss the zucchini noodles with a good amount of salt, and let them sit in a strainer over a bowl for 20-30 minutes. Stir them around a few times while they strain.
- While the noodles strain , combine all remaining ingredients (except the fresh basil) in asmall food processor and blend until thick and well combined. ***
- Squeeze the excess water out of the zoodles and place into a bowl. Add the sauce into the bowl and mix well until the sauce thins out and is evenly coating the zoodles.
- Garnish with additional sun dried tomato, fresh basil and DEVOUR!
** You can add more olive oil if you want a runnier sauce, as this is thick and almost paste-y. However, as zucchini noodles are quite watery, I find it's better to have a thicker sauce as the zoodles thin it down once mixed together.
This post in sponsored by Doctor In The Kitchen, but all opinions remain my own.
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