How to Make Carrot Noodles

How to Make Carrot Noodles – Quick and Easy Noodle Alternative

Vegetable noodles are all the rage these days. Lately I have seen them everywhere – from restaurant menus and home recipes or blogs, as an alternative to regular gluten-free pasta. I’ve tried making a variety of vegetable noodles – from cucumber, zucchini, spaghetti squash and so on. I find myself always going back to the carrot noodle.

There are a variety of ways to make a vegetable noodle. I personally use this one vegetable peeler called the Titan Peeler (I found mine at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon). The package comes with two different peelers. One peels the vegetable like normal, and the other peeler (the wider one) peels the vegetable in ‘strings’ or noodles.

How to Make Carrot Noodles

1) Buy a 5 lb. bag of carrots (For 2-3 people, I normally end up using 3 lb.)

2) Wash and peel the carrots with the smaller Titan peeler or a regular vegetable peeler.

3) Using the wider Titan peeler, peel the carrot like normal over a bowl. The wider Titan peeler will peel the carrot into thin noodles.

Note: You won’t be able to peel down the entire carrot with the Titan peeler. Save your fingers from being cut, and use the leftover carrots for other snacks; such as carrot rounds and hummus.

Once you have the amount of carrot pasta you are seeking, there are a variety of ways you can prepare it.

Ideas for Recipes Using Vegetable Noodles

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Gluten-Free Event in Austin, Texas (January 12, 2013)

Attention fellow Austinites!

Stop by this gluten-free fair tomorrow (Saturday, January 12) at Whole Foods Gateway from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

The event is called Bootin’ the Gluten and the details are below. Locate Special Diet will be there and many other local vendors. Make sure and ask the concierge for their gluten-free grocery list; which is updated frequently and different for each Whole Foods location. They make shopping gluten-free easy!

The Bootin’ the Gluten Fair on Saturday will feature live music, product samples, store tours and more.

FREE goodie bags will be given to the first 100 customers!

From noon – 3pm, shoppers will enjoy Store-Wide Product Sampling of gluten free products in every department, and will be able to meet the vendors of their favorite gluten-free products, while enjoying live music on the patio by Vanessa Lively.

Other events include:
Noon – Bootin’ the Gluten Store Tour, Learn about products in every department, space is limited, call 512-345-5003 to RSVP

Noon-2 pm – Kids Club games & activities on the patio

2pm – Bootin’ the Gluten Gift Basket Drawing!

Disclaimer: Thanks for the <free> goodie bag, Whole Foods! They are a great organization, and I always support places or products that make it easier to live the gluten-free lifestyle. Make sure and stop by the event if you are in Austin!

Locate Special Diet is LIVE!

It’s finally here. After a year and a half of work and research, the Locate Special Diet website is live. Oh… it feels so good to type those words. Let me tell you a little bit about my baby…

Locate Special Diet helps people find local businesses that cater to a gluten-free, vegetarian, or organic lifestyle. 

The database currently includes approximately 30,000 businesses in over 27 U.S. cities. Users can browse local restaurants and grocery stores by location, dietary preference and type of food. There is also a section to filter places that offer gluten-free, vegetarian or organic drinks. Austin is currently the only city with the largest drinks database, and it includes places to get smoothies, juices or even gluten-free beer.

Don’t see your favorite local business in the database? Users can submit businesses to Locate Special Diet and after they are approved by our team, we will add them in. This includes restaurants, grocery stores and drinks for any city. Our team is also furiously working to extend the current database to reach others looking to find places that cater to their special diet lifestyle.

I thought I would share some of my Favorite Things About Locate Special Diet.

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  • Submit Tips, Photos, Menus and more.
  • Create a free account and invite others to join Locate Special Diet.
  • Read tips from other users, and save tips to your Favorite Tips list.
  • Search local businesses and save them to your Favorite Businesses list.
  • Join our social media world by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Stay up to date on what’s going on in your city by subscribing to our newsletter.
  • Stay tuned for the Locate Special Diet mobile application launching very soon on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
  • Submit businesses to our database. Once they are approved by our team as an appropriate business for Locate Special Diet, we will add it to our existing database.

If you would like to learn more out our services, feel free to visit the About section of the website and the Press Studio.

Feedback is appreciated so let us know what you think of Locate Special Diet!

Create your free account TODAY and start browsing!

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 Locate Special Diet cities include:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Jackson Hole
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • Oklahoma City
  • Orlando
  • Phoenix
  • Palo Alto
  • Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Waco
  • Washington DC

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 8: Mushroom Pizza

Mushrooms are nutrient powerhouses. They are great sources of vitamin D and potassium, among other nutrients. I love to snack on raw mushrooms with hummus. It is one of my favorite study snacks! Mushroom pizza has been a part of pizza parlor menus for years. Now I know why. The mushrooms add a wonderful flavor to what would be a regular tomato and cheese pizza. It definitely kicks it up a notch. We have two more days of gluten-free pizza recipes. Next up: southwest pork pizza and artichoke bacon and basil pizza. [Read more...]

Oven-Dried Tomato Chips

Confession: I made these a while ago when tomatoes were in season here in Texas. I ate them so fast that I did not get a chance to photograph them. My finals are fast approaching (my grad school semesters are strange), and I was on the look out for a healthy snack that would get me through some late night studying. I remembered when I made these lovely tomato chips in Jackson Hole this past summer. They were irresistible rounds of sweet, rich, tomato goodness. If you have never had a dehydrated tomato chip before; let me give you a run down. When you dehydrate a tomato, the flavor intensifies. [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from Jackson Hole!

Merry Christmas from the folks behind ATX Gluten-Free. We hope you have a delicious gluten-free Christmas!

We will be back with recipes, news segments and more after the new year.

See you in 2011!


ATX Gluten-Free News: December 2010

Welcome to another segment of ATX Gluten-Free News!  For those of you stopping by for the first time, ATX Gluten-Free News is a segment I post regularly that lists the businesses, grocery stores, restaurants and trailers for the Austin area that offer gluten-free options or gluten-free menus. Also on the news segments are links to national gluten-free news stories, blog posts I enjoy, and other happenings of ATX Gluten-Free.

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Project Food Blog Challenge #1: Voting is Open!


Thank you to all my readers who have taken the time to read my first Project Food Blog post. Your comments and e-mails have made my day. You guys rock!

Voting is now open for the first round of contestants. Voting ends September 28th.

If you think I’ve got what it takes to be The Next Food Blog Star, then head on over to this voting page: Reader’s Choice Vote

Click on the heart symbol at the top of the page to vote.

Stay tuned for a dessert pizza recipe & our next guest blogger!

Generation Gluten-Free Review and Giveaway!

Susan Cohen recently sent me a complimentary DVD, that she directed, called Generation Gluten-Free. This DVD is full of great information regarding the gluten-free lifestyle and Celiac Disease. Filmed in 2005, with a length of 42 minutes- the DVD walks you through talks with some of the most influential people in the world of Celiac Disease. Including Dr. Peter Green, the author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic and Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. The movie also covers the development of gluten-free support groups. Whether you have been diagnosed 20 years with Celiac Disease or are newly diagnosed, you will find this DVD helpful.

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Vote for me! Vote for me!

Hello dear readers! I hope everyone is having a glorious week (and soon to be glorious weekend). Today is a beautiful day in Austin, Texas. Summer is definitely here, it is super hot outside! Things have been going well in the household of ATX Gluten-Free. I have started another semester of graduate school and have been enveloped in my studies. Also, I have been testing some recipes and working on my private chef website. The date keeps getting pushed back for the business launch, but hopefully everything will work out as planned, and I can get the ball rolling… can’t wait to share my food with you guys!

Speaking of recipes, I have entered my Balsamic BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches (a family favorite) into the Udi’s Gluten Freeville recipe contest. I am excited to announce I’m one of the 7 finalists! It would be great if you could hop on over to their page and VOTE for me! (Voting ends June 11th). It’s quick and easy. You may only vote once, but feel free to share the voting link with your fellow coworkers, friends and family. While you are at the voting page, check out the recipe for the sandwiches. It is a very basic recipe and is always a crowd pleaser. Perfect for entertaining!

What are you favorite crock pot recipes?