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I’m happy to share with everyone the next big thing: Inspiralizing! Spiralizing is the art of taking vegetables and turning them into noodles. Inspiralized is what you and the dish become afterwards – a healthier and inspired version!

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You’ve probably seen spiralizing at a restaurant, where garnishes of carrot and daikon radish are often presented in heaps of spirals. Well, a common practice in the raw vegan world is spiralizing, using a tool called a spiralizer. The spiralizer allows you to transform a healthy, low-calorie, low-carb vegetable into a giant bowl of pasta! Top with the right sauce, cheese, or protein and you’ve got a delicious meal – in minutes.

With this blog, I hope to inspire everyone to end the guilt and torment when eating a heaping bowl of pasta. You CAN have a creamy tomato sauce or that alfredo, because you’re not consuming a giant bowl of carbs – you’re consuming a bowl of vegetables! By replacing pasta noodles with vegetables, you don’t miss the real thing: I promise. The spiralizer completely revolutionizes the way we think about the classic Italian favorite. Once again, family and friends can gather around the table for spaghetti and meatballs.

Spiralized vegetable pasta or “Inspiralized” pasta is paleo friendly, vegan and vegetarian friendly, low carb friendly, gluten friendly and health friendly. Spiralized pasta is not only nutritious and filling, it’s easy to make. Inspiralizing is for all ages, diet lifestyles and skill levels. The actual act of spiralizing takes less than one minute. No more waiting for the water to boil, no more mushy noodles. More importantly, all of the recipes on this blog are written by me: a girl in her mid-twenties with no formal culinary training, just an appetite for good food and a mind for healthy living.

the spiralizer

For those calorie and carbohydrate counters out there, you better be sitting down. To truly explain the health benefits of zucchini pasta versus regular pasta, I offer this statistical comparison. Keep in mind that the typical restaurant bowl of pasta can be as much as 2-3 servings.

 

Calories

Carbohydrates

Total Fat

1 Serving Zucchini Pasta (1 medium zucchini)

31

7 g

0 g

1 Serving of Spaghetti  (1 cup)

221

43.2 g

1.3 g

Difference

190

36.2 g

1.3 g

Based off the above evidence, you would have to eat 6 bowls of zucchini pasta to match the calorie and carbohydrate content of regular pasta. By choosing zucchini pasta over regular pasta, you are saving yourself 190 calories, 36.2 carbohydrates and 1.3 grams of fat. Simply substitute spiralized pasta for regular pasta and you’ll never miss the real stuff, especially with these health benefits.

More about me, Alissandra:

Inspiralized with spiralizer

First off, everyone calls me Ali (but Alissandra is my real name) True to my Italian American background, I love everything food – cooking, eating, reading food blogs, dining out, sharing my food pictures and entertaining friends. I’m definitely that obnoxious person at the table next to you Instagramming their meal before digging in. To me, nothing is better than having an unforgettable meal at a newly discovered restaurant…. especially when you live near one of the greatest culinary cities in the world: NEW YORK CITY.

When I’m not in the kitchen cooking for Inspiralized, you can find me traveling, reading cooking magazines, dreaming at a coffee shop, walking around NYC with my DSLR, exercising so that I can guiltlessly eat chocolate later, and spending time with my family in New Jersey

I know next to nothing about fashion or beauty. Honestly, the room starts spinning when I’m in a Sephora. HOWEVER,  my adrenaline pumps at Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table and I get giddy in the cookbook aisles of bookstores. 

Inspiralized with spiralizer

Oh, and I’m a pretty terrible baker! I prefer pasta tongs over electric mixers and I’ve been known to lose my measuring spoons.

What are my hopes and dreams? Well shucks! To become a culinary star, of course! I want to bring spiralizing to the masses and show everyone that eating healthy is fun and doesn’t have to be boring or predictable. One day, I’d love to become involved with promoting nutritional education in schools through cooking and teaching. 

In January 2013, I moved in with my boyfriend, Lu, and love to write about our adventures and the food I cook for us. Many of my recipes are designed for one or two to encourage couples to cook healthy meals together! Men do like vegetables…. especially when you trick them into eating them!

Zucchini noodles and the spiralizer

Oh, I almost forgot the most important part: On June 25, 2013, I quit my job in corporate America. That evening, I bought the Inspiralized.com domain and on June 26, 2013, I walked into a local Starbucks and started blogging! I’m taking a stab at pursuing my dreams. Thanks for taking part in my journey….

I would love to hear from you. I’m always available at inspiralized(at)gmail(dot)com. 

As my mamma always tells me, treat others as you would like to be treated

Can’t wait to hear from you! 

Inspiralized the spiralizer

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