Even though I'm hesitant about new kitchen equipment, I've recently purchased a spiralizer and I have to say i LOVE it. I obviously am a very visual person, and if it looks like noodles my tummy believes it and is super-happy. =)
I've already tried out zucchini -"noodles" with tomatoe sauce, and now I'm curious about your favourite spiralizer recepies. I'm sure there is so much more you can do with it!
I love using the spiralizer on beets, golden beets especially. Big fat carrots are great too. I totally know what you're saying about the visual appeal. Sometimes when I'm making salads I'll spiral instead of slice some of the veggies just because I like the looks of it.
I have a recipe on here somewhere for beet pasta - it's really tasty.