Video Series: Tips & Tricks for Spiralized Cooking

Let’s address the elephant in the room: when you cook zucchini noodles, their excess moisture releases and thins out your pasta sauce, resulting in a soupy bowl of noodles.

Phew! Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about how to prevent a watery pasta sauce. Actually, I wrote a brief post on this here, which has many of my top tips. However, I finally made a video with my top tips on reducing zucchini noodles’ excess moisture, which includes steps you can take before, during and after cooking.

So, without further ado:

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What are your favorite tips for avoiding a watery pasta sauce with zucchini noodles? Share them in the comments! 

Squash Blossom and Kohlrabi Pasta with Grilled Steak

Squash Blossom and Kohlrabi Pasta with Grilled Steak

Apparently meat is tough to photograph! I almost didn’t post this recipe, just because I felt so frustrated with how ugly the meat looked.

Clearly, I persevered, because frankly, this recipe is a must-make and I had to share it with you all, despite the meatography.

If any photographers out there reading this have some tips, feel free to leave them in the comments – constructive criticism is always welcomed here!

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Can you spiralize a wedding cake? I’m engaged!

Inspiralized Engagement

EEK! I’m engaged!

Lu proposed on Sunday morning and I said yes! We’re getting married!

Can you sense my excitement? I’m still in shock! I’ve been overwhelmed with happiness, love, and pure giddiness and now, I get to share my story with those who support me every single day: my Inspiralized readers!

Truth: I had scheduled this post for Friday, but I just couldn’t wait to spill the beans.

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Vegan Zucchini Noodle Japchae

Vegan Zucchini Noodle Japchae

One of the very first recipe request e-mails I received from a reader was for japchae. I had never had japchae before and it just looked like a simple vegetarian noodle dish, so I added to my “to make” list and it got pushed down to the very bottom.

When I first started blogging, I wanted to remake my favorite classics and also try to be super creative. That’s all good and well, but what I’ve learned in this past year is that sometimes, simple is better.

This japchae is as simple as it gets, but I couldn’t put my chopsticks down. Well, as you can see… they’re more like fopsticks (fake chopsticks.)

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Quick Pickled Beets and Yellow Wax Beans with Feta and Chives

Quick Pickled Beets and Yellow Wax Beans with Feta and Chives

Just like the purple cauliflower from earlier in the week, I had been neglecting the green and yellow wax beans every Saturday at the farmer’s market. I don’t know why, but even though I thought to myself, “I love green beans!” I never made the purchase.

At the market the other day, I spotted the most beautiful plastic bucket of yellow wax beans. There was only one bucket left, since I had arrived a little later than usual.

I considered that a sign. I snatched them up.

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Video: Bacon Shrimp Scampi with Carrot Noodles + OXO Giveaway

 

We’re up and live with new Inspiralized cooking videos!

I love making cooking videos, because I feel like that’s the best way to share a recipe – by showing how to make it. Sometimes, words get lost in translation and it’s easiest just to show you.

This recipe is a spin on my Easy Bacon Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles. I actually ran out of zucchinis (oh, the horror!) and had to improvise, so I spiralized a couple carrots and voila – a whole new recipe, which I like even more than the original.

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