I guess you could say zoodling is a kind of doodling.  That’s sort of what I did to this photograph…I doodled around with it because it didn’t turn out exactly as I envisioned.  And, the subject is “zoodles” so I guess zoodling fits.  Let me explain.   Zoodles are zucchini noodles, something Paleo enthusiasts substitute for real noodles.

I may have gone around the bend a little with this Paleo thing.  I’m trying to follow the plan, at least until I lose the weight I want to lose.  I have managed to drop 9 pounds in 6 weeks (11 more to go) so I’m happy about that, and I’m really enjoying the food, and I think that it will be easier to eat a Paleo diet on the road than a low-fat, weight watcher sort of diet.  But, I’m still wondering when the cavemen started making ham and bacon and making smoothies. 😉 Not that I’m complaining…the bacon is what hooked me on this program to begin with and it’s been painless to give up dairy and grains, something that has really surprised me.  I have stretched the limits a little by having an espresso every morning but I buy my espresso beans from a responsible roaster (Vaneli’s) and have cut way back on my consumption of Zinfandel which has also probably also helped contribute to the weight loss.

But, I digress.  Zoodles.  Along with spaghetti squash which purports to substitute for spaghetti made with semolina (not really but I actually enjoy it), zoodles, zucchini in spiralized form, are also a sort of trompe l’oeil  (or should I say trompe l’estomac?).  I decided to try out my new spiralizer for a Paleo meal of zoodles with roasted red pepper sauce and meat balls.  When I looked at the pile of zoodles, I thought there might be a photo op but the shots I took just didn’t do anything for me until I edited this in Topaz Glow, using one of the liquid filters.  It bears little resemblance to the original but I think it makes an interesting abstract.


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