Nourishing Noodles, a spiralizer cookbook featuring 100 plant-based recipes
When the publisher asked if I wanted to review this new book Nourishing Noodles: Spiralize Nearly 100 Plant-Based Recipes for Zoodles, Ribbons, and Other Vegetable Spirals I said yes, because I have a spiralizer that I don’t use enough. AND I’m giving away the fabulous OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer this month. Perfect! Chris Anca is a popular Australian blogger who writes Tales of a Kitchen.
Layout and design:
The book is organized into seven chapters: Breakfasts, Appetizers & snacks, Soups, Raw entrées, Entrées, Desserts, and Basics condiments toppings and more. The book is beautifully designed and highly user-friendly.
Nearly every recipe features a beautiful full-color photograph by the author, offering insight to the delicious finished recipes.
Recipes include ginger-pear breakfast bowl, curried squash noodle rolls, cheesy quinoa bites, quick miso noodle soup, beet and herb noodles with preserved lemon, Ranch noodle salad with BBQ almonds, caramelized noodles with herbed polenta and garlic hemp sauce, crustless cabbage potato and mushroom pie, carrot cake noodles, and sweet potato brownies. All recipes are plant-based, so are dairy-free. Because they are whole-foods recipes they would be easy to make low-sodium. It appears that all recipes are gluten-free although the book does not say so. Many recipes contain nuts. Because nearly all are grain-free, this would also be a good book for people on low-carb or paleo diets (it does contain a few recipes using beans). You will need a spiralizer for all recipes; a dehydrator would be helpful for some of the recipes.
What I liked about the book:
The author’s long experience with a spiralizer clearly shines through. I loved the guide to spiralizing with specific instructions for a variety of fruits and vegetables. I would never have considered spiralizing a mango, but now I want to try.
I wasn’t so keen on:
Recipes were not coded for special diets; nutritional analysis is not provided, which would be helpful for low-sodium eaters.
paleo, vegan, vegetarian, celiac, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sodium diets
Not recommended for:
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (extremely-low-sodium for my Meniere’s Disease and trigger-free foods for migraine relief), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.