Welcome to my Garlic Butter Zoodles recipe. Cooked in just one pot and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. These garlic butter zoodles are perfect for Paleo, the Whole30, Vegans, Vegetarians and those that follow a gluten free diet.
Today would have been my Grandmas birthday. If she had lived to read this she would be 88 years old. She died from a fatal asthma attack just after I had turned 18 when she was just 70 years old.
I remember at the time what a shock it was. I mean when people have asthma, you just think they will be fine, they just have a lot of oxygen tanks, but you expect them to have years left in them yet.
It left my Grandad in complete shock and shocked us all. And she has been well missed ever since.
She was my dream grandma in many ways. She worshipped the ground I walked on and I worshipped the ground she walked on too. We had amazing picnics together, baked lots of rock buns, ate way too much cake and watched lots of British TV.
If it wasn’t for her, then I doubt I would be able to bake and she taught me a lot of the basics that I cook on a regular basis with my family now. I remember her showing me how to make the best ever shortcrust pastry, the most amazing melting moments and I was always in love with her sausage rolls.
I use her shortcrust pastry recipe whenever I can. It went into quiche, sausage rolls, picnic swirls, to name just a few.
But one thing that gets me is that she taught me how to be frugal. It was a case of:
If it is not broken, then don’t fix it!
Whenever there is the mention of a new camera, a new mobile phone, a new washing machine or a new kettle I always ask myself this.
This is probably the reason why we still have the same iron that was a wedding present in 2003, that I finally replaced my trainers last week after the soles fell off (I had worn them everyday for 5 years) and why I always get edgy about replacing my mobile phone when it still turns on but has faults.
But when it comes to kitchen gadgets I like to buy one that will last. I don’t want to be replacing it after a month, I want it to see out 5 years.
My favourite Philips Airfryer was in our kitchen for 5 years before it broke and we replaced it earlier this year. The same can be said for our soup maker and our favourite slow cooker is a 1980’s addition.
As well as this, we also own an ice cream maker, hand mixer, food processor, soup maker, Instant Pot, slow cooker and plenty of little gadgets like our Briefton Spiralizer.
We don’t mind spending money on the kitchen gadgets we own, they just MUST last and be something that we would use regularly.
Best of all. They’re built to last and we know that each of them will be here in 5 years time.
We know that thanks to the way our Grandparents taught us about frugality, that they are all important purchases that will last for a long time.
So thank you Grandma Kitty for teaching me to look after our kitchen gadgets and we just wish that you had been around to test out the spiralizer yourself. As I would have loved to giggle uncontrollably while you tried to get your head around yet another, modern piece of kitchen gadgetry.
Garlic Butter Zoodles Recipe
- Chop the ends off your courgettes.
- Spiralize 3 large courgettes, until you have nothing left to spiralize.
- In a large pan add your garlic puree, onion, seasonings and olive oil and toss the onion in the olive oil until the onion has gone soft.
- Add the coconut butter and allow to melt.
- Add the courgette to the pan, season well with salt and pepper and toss so that the garlic puree, onion, coconut butter and olive oil has well coated the spiralized courgettes.
- Cook for 5 minutes until the courgette is cooked.
What Are Zoodles
There are a lot of people that still don’t know what zoodles are, or what a great tool a spiralizer can be.
Zoodles is slang for zucchini (American name for courgette) and noodles. It is the nickname given to courgettes that are put through a vegetable machine to resemble noodles or rice or pasta.
They are commonly known as:
- Vegetable pasta
- Vegetable spaghetti
- Shredded vegetables
- Spiralized vegetables
No matter what you call them, they are a fantastic way to enjoy the low carb lifestyle without having to eat dried pasta or dried noodles. A winner in many family households around the world.