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As Pure Jeevan blog readers probably know, we're big fans of running ongoing series. A good blog can never have too many, really. So today we mark the official kick-off of another super series. We're calling these articles "Pure Jeevan Guides."

Guides to what , you may ask. Well, to various topics of interest to raw foodies, of course!

It seems like there are a million topics to cover. But, lately, we've been talking (again!) about how many "raw pasta" emails we receive. So, we thought, "Why not start with raw pasta !"

Yes, we covered raw pasta-making recently. Only three months ago, we ran some great raw pasta demo videos here. But we wanted to launch this series with a more definitive post on the matter, as so many people write to us about it; hence today's "Guide." So, this post will rehash a bit of what we showed back in May (we're re-embedding those how-to vids Wendi did), but will also include some pictures and descriptions of the equipment involved, as well as links to sources for the equipment. (Both the spiralizer and spirooli are very affordable tools, especially considering the versatility they offer and the frequency of use you can enjoy with them!)

The Spiralizer: This is the one we use most here at Pure Jeevan. It makes fantastic angel hair pasta, as well as ribbon-style pasta. You basically just insert your veggies, crank, and enjoy! These contraptions cost about $24 and can be obtained here. Here is a video we ran a few months back in which Wendi demonstrates how to use a Spiralizer:

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The Spirooli:? I originally wrote here that we don't own one of these!? But Wendi soon reminded me that we do. I guess I forgot! But, truly, we seldom use this one.The spirooli does work well; it's simply more suited for making larger noodles (and we seem to usually prefer the smaller ones). These machines cost about $40, and are available here. Here is a video we ran a few months back in which Wendi demonstrates how to use a spirooli:

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Since we're on the topic, here's another pasta-making demo video we originally ran in May. This one was for our delicious Paradisio Pasta Pomodoro recipe.

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Those equipment links, again:

Okay, so that covers raw pasta!? Anyone have any questions or comments about this topic ? If so, fire away!

We've got a long list of wonderful topics to cover in future "Pure Jeevan Guide" installments! We're already researching and compiling the next one! Mmmmmmmm... you're going to LOVE it!

Original Comments

Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.

On August 18, 2009, debbiedoesraw wrote:

thanks for doing this! I need to bust out my noodle maker!
love you
deb

On August 19, 2009, Jenni wrote:

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I use [a Julienne Peeler]. I paid about 7 bucks for it, and it works great, especially when just making pasta for one. I have one and home and one in my desk at work. Loving cucumber noodles lately!

On August 19, 2009, Errigal_lass wrote:

I went to Whole Foods today and finally got Sundried Tomatoes and made your Paradisio Pasta Pomodoro recipe........and am eating it now, Superb! Thank you for sharing this with everyone. I do think my Italian friends will love it as much as I do!

On September 28, 2009, WendiDee wrote:

sorry for the delay in responding. That recipe is amazing and I'm so glad you love it, too!! I should make it again, soon!

Lots of love to you,

Wendi
XOXOXO