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Lazy Girl's Zucchini Spaghetti [no fancy tools required!] with Peas, Crème Fraîche and Pesto - Izy Hossack - Top With Cinnamon. Am I late to this party? Has the ship already sailed? Does everyone know about not using stupid mandolines to cut zucchini into ribbons? Ima pretend that this is brand new information and I have discovered the lazy way to make zucchini spaghetti, i.e. without a mandoline or peeler or spiralizer. No fancy tools required. We are going to use the humble box grater to create those luscious strands of goodness. You may wonder why I’m hating on mandolines so much. No, I haven’t cut myself on one yet (which is pretty strange), but I just find them soooo annoying. First, you have to be super careful when you’re using them, and when I’m rushing around in a kitchen or my hands are shaking because I’m SO HUNGRYYY, I don’t want to have the added pressure from the impending doom that awaits my hand.

Second, is the washing up. Fourth, not everyone owns mandolines. It’s also smaller, so it easier to hold, and lives in the same drawer as the frying pans! Hold the grater like a freaking mandoline. Related. ERROR 502 - Bad Gateway! Easy wins again! I’m on day 6 of an 8 day work week, so that means two things: I’m tired and I’m hungry. Quick skillet pasta dishes like this Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta are perfect for such an occasion. They require only a few ingredients, cook up super fast, and leave me feeling full and happy! :) This version uses just a touch of cream cheese and Parmesan to make a regular tomato sauce ultra rich and creamy. If you’re not into cream cheese, you could also add a splash (1/4 cup or so) of half and half to achieve a similar effect. I used regular pasta, but whole wheat would actually be pretty good in this and would add some extra fiber and nutrients to make it a more well rounded meal. Anyway, tomorrow is Monday (again) and the week will be long, so I hope this recipe helps make dinner time a little faster, easier, and more enjoyable for you this week!

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta (Photos updated 4/25/16) Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta Total Cost: $3.72 Cost Per Serving: $0.93.