SPICY ALMOND BUTTER ZOODLES

My favourite grocery store is called Natures Fare. I love them because they’re a small, family owned company, they are filled to the brim with local and organic products. I discovered them when I was living in Kelowna, but moved away to the city where I wasn’t near one. A year later we moved outside of Vancouver and one of the selling features of our apartment, no word of a lie, is that it had a Natures Fare just a few blocks away. When I don’t have dinner planned out I find myself stopping in to pick up organic zoodles or cauli rice that they always keep stocked. It’s so convenient and their prices are reasonable.

I think zoodles are the best invention ever. They don’t have a strong flavour and they allow you to get in some veggies, eat a bit more than regular pasta noodles & they act as a vessel for all my favourite sauces. They are so adaptable from Italian to Asian inspired dishes.

I was craving something Asian inspired tonight. I totally made up this recipe on a whim and hit the measurements spot on. I also love that by using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce this becomes gluten free, and the sweetness of the coconut aminos means no sugar necessary. This was honestly one of the best meals I have made in quite a while! Even better when it takes 7 minutes to throw everything together! Nothing makes me happier than real food, fast food. So satisfying and faster then takeout.

Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

1/3 c almond butter

1/2 c coconut aminos

Juice of one lime

1 T sriracha

1 1/2 T fresh ginger, chopped

1/4 t garlic powder

Blend up all the ingredients until well blended and warm. Heat a pan on medium heat. Toss in your zoodles for a quick minute to heat them through, then toss with half of the sauce. Avoid keeping them on the heat too long to prevent watery noodles. Top with chili flakes, green onion or cilantro, sesame seeds & some fresh lime.

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