Here’s the Veg-a-Matic recap:
- We played a show in Apalachicola, Florida.
- Although it’s the oyster capital of the world and we ate dinner at a raw bar, we had a wonderful, inspiring vegan dish with fake noodles made out of zucchini, squash, and carrots thinly sliced to resemble spaghetti.
(Side note: I did a Google search of the term “Oyster Capital of the World” to fact check the above claim and found, just on the first page of my search results, five different US cities that called themselves the “Oyster Capital of the World” So, maybe instead of the “Capital of the World,” we’ll just call Apalachicola an “Oysterific city.”)
- We decided that we NEEDED (not just wanted, but needed) to eat this meal at home as well.
Here’s the Veg-a-Matic result:
- Internet research (much like the above mentioned Google search) showed the most effective and most efficient means to acquire spaghetti noodles out of a vegetable is with a spiral slicer.
- Groupon featured a spiral slicer for a mere $24. What a deal!!
- Charlie told me that if I sang a good, clean performance that he would buy me a Groupon spiral slicer.
- I did (a kitchen appliance is a marvelous motivator for me—tuck that away in the back of your mind just in case you ever need some kind of special favor from me).
- He did (buy the slicer).
- Then someone gave Housemate a lifetime supply of zucchini from their garden. It was used as much as it could be for zucchini muffins and then regifted to me to support the Band Goes Green initiative.
- Although I’m sure that there are far more productive ways to utilize a lifetime supply of regifted zucchini, Charlie and I couldn’t resist and we shredded every single one of them in less than an hour. You have no idea how quick and easy (or how fun) it is!!