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Shauna James Ahern's Zucchini Noodles with Spinach Pesto, Feta, and Sunflower Seeds

While many may scoff at the idea of replacing carbo-goodness with healthy raw veggies, I find thinly sliced vegetables to be a fine vehicle for pasta sauce, especially one as vibrant and flavorful as Ahern's spinach pesto. It is brilliantly green from the spinach and has a robust blend of Gruyère, feta, and lemon juice: perfect for tossing with zucchini. More

Shauna James Ahern's Zucchini Noodles with Spinach Pesto, Feta, and Sunflower Seeds

It was with trepidation that I approached the pasta chapter of Shauna James Ahern's new cookbook Gluten-Free Girl Every Day. Most of the pasta recipes in the book call for store-bought pasta. (She does include one recipe for gluten-free fresh pasta, but doesn't provide an assembled recipe using it.) While I'm sure that gluten-free pasta options have improved significantly since that fateful quinoa noodle disaster, I wasn't sure I wanted to mess up dinner with a poor grocery store choice. Instead, I turned to this recipe for zucchini "noodles." While many may scoff at the idea of replacing carbo-goodness with healthy raw veggies, I find thinly sliced vegetables to be a fine vehicle for pasta sauce, especially one as vibrant and flavorful as Ahern's spinach pesto. More

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