Spicy Garlic Potato Noodles, Chorizo, Parsley and White Beans

Spicy Garlic Potato Noodles, Chorizo, Parsley and White Beans

Last weekend, Lu and I drove to Storm King, NY and visited the Storm King Art Center, which is an outdoor sculpture “park.”

You basically walk around a park, looking at art installations. It was pretty cool – it’s different than something we’ve ever done together. While the art didn’t WOW me, it was interesting and pretty amazing that these artists got their sculptures up there.

Also, it was nice to take a road trip! Definitely a fall bucket list item checked off.

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Beet Noodle Pumpkin Alfredo with Spiced Pecans

Beet Noodle Pumpkin Alfredo with Spiced Pecans

My spiced pecans are making a comeback! If you remember, I made a pear noodle salad with spiced pecans a few months ago.

My favorite part of that salad are the crunchy pecans. So, I thought – why not use them in a pasta dish?

Hence, the spiced pecan comeback.

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Winter Kale, Sausage and Butternut Squash Lasagna

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From Lu’s lips to your screen: this is one of your top 5 best dishes. He also said this after plate #1, #2 and #3.

On Friday, two of my lifelong best girl friends came over to make vision boards. For those of you who aren’t familiar, a vision board is basically a collage of images, phrases and words placed on a piece of paper, cardboard, foam board or any type of canvas. This imagery is supposed to capture your vision – to represent you and your goals.

While we were vision boarding, I reheated this winterized lasagna for Lu’s dinner (he wasn’t partaking in vision-boarding, but still hanging out.)

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Spiralized Arroz con Fideos

Spiralized Arroz con Fideos

I’m building a post for this week called “How to Inspiralize Your Favorite Meals,” featuring all of the recipes from my blog that are classic pasta, rice and noodle dishes, made healthier with the spiralizer.

Looking through all of my recipes, I realized there weren’t enough rice dishes for the roundup, so I’m trying to squeeze in one more before the post.

Arroz con fideos is a rice (arroz) dish with short pasta noodles (fideos), cooked with simple ingredients (pretty much just olive oil, pasta noodles, rice and chicken broth.)

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Zucchini Rice with Cranberries, Bacon, Goat Cheese and Walnuts with Maple-Dijon Dressing

Zucchini Rice with Cranberries, Bacon, Goat Cheese and Walnuts with Maple-Dijon Dressing

By now you all know exactly what the spiralizer does: it turns vegetables into noodles.

What you choose to do with those noodles afterwards is what truly makes spiralizing magical. You can even transform your vegetables into rice.

Today, we’re all about the rice – and specifically, an unexpected one: zucchini rice. Zice!

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My weight loss story: How I used the spiralizer to get healthy and lose 25 pounds

The Inspiralized Weight Loss Journey How I used the spiralizer to take control of my health, lose 25 pounds and get totally fit!

You might want to bookmark this post, print it out, or save it for a weekend morning when you have time to waste. Or, grab a bowl of popcorn, lean back and get to scrollin’.

Why?

I’ve never been a short-winded person. I’m terrible at keeping this “short and sweet.” I love to talk, write and explain. And today, of all days, I’m especially verbose, because I’m pouring my heart out about my personal weight loss journey.

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