Baked Spanish Eggs and Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

Baked Spanish Eggs and Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

Baked Spanish Eggs and Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

The past few times I’ve went out for brunch with friends, I’ve ordered the baked eggs. Usually, I order something predictable, like an omelette or a salad.

That’s not to say that I wouldn’t love to swim in pancakes, but, a girl’s got to stay focused, ya know?

The only issue with baked eggs? I’m never satisfied. Just eating eggs never fills me up – and I hate having to compensate with the table bread. I just know myself and if I want to avoid being a terrorizing hangry person later, I need to fuel myself at brunch.

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Vegan Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Gratin with Marcona Almond-Maple Cream Sauce

Vegan Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Gratin with Marcona Almond-Maple Cream Sauce

Vegan Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Gratin with Marcona Almond-Maple Cream Sauce

OK OK, I know I haven’t shared more Thanksgiving recipes with you. The truth is, I’m a last minute kinda gal. To me, Thanksgiving could be months away – it’s not even on my radar!

But I realize that most normal people have been planning their Thanksgiving recipes for a while now and have probably figured out their menu.

If you haven’t planned yet and you’re last minute like me or there’s wiggle room on your menu – you’re going to want to give this casserole a shot.

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Sweet Potato, Roasted Onion and Quinoa Bowl with Tahini-Maple Dressing

Sweet Potato, Roasted Onion and Quinoa Bowl with Tahini-Maple Dressing

Sweet Potato, Roasted Onion and Quinoa Bowl with Tahini-Maple Dressing

During the fall and winter, sweet potatoes are my favorite vegetables to spiralize. This starchy, sweet-tasting root veggie adds so much flavor and color to any dish, it’s a great base for a noodle bowl.

Today, I’ve made a very simple dish: quinoa, roasted onions, sweet potato noodles and a tahini-maple dressing.

Yes, you could eat this dish as is – it has everything: protein, sweet, savory, texture, color and nutrients. However, the point of today’s post is to talk about making sweet potato “noodle bowls.”

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Spooky Sweet Potato “Worms” with Oozing Beef “Eyeballs”

Spooky Sweet Potato “Worms” with Oozing Beef “Eyeballs”

Today feels like a Monday. While I didn’t have “off” yesterday, it still felt like a three day weekend, because Lu worked from home and we saw Gone Girl after the gym and work.

Yes, I saw Gone Girl. I immediately regretted not reading the book first, since I loved the movie and I could only imagine what a nail biter the book would have been. And I was just in search for a new book!

Alas, it’s not a Monday, it’s now a Tuesday and I have a special treat for you: a Halloween inspired spiralized dish AND a giveaway from my friend at Wild Mint Shop!

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Pumpkin-Goat Cheese Sweet Potato “Risotto” with Maple-Pecan Crusted Pork

Pumpkin-Goat Cheese Sweet Potato “Risotto” with Maple-Pecan Crusted Pork

Pumpkin-Goat Cheese Sweet Potato “Risotto” with Maple-Pecan Crusted Pork

Okay, I know I’m posting two pork recipes back to back. I didn’t plan well. I’ve been busy organizing my kitchen.

Yup, organizing. If you ask my mother, she’ll tell you that I’m the messiest person alive. It’s funny, because I’m very organized with work (I always have been, even in school when that was “work”…… sigh.)

Now that my work includes my kitchen, it’s about time I get it together.

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Vegan Kale and Sweet Potato Noodle Caesar Salad with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Vegan Kale and Sweet Potato Noodle Caesar Salad with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Vegan Kale and Sweet Potato Noodle Caesar Salad with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

To be honest, I just wanted an excuse to make roasted spiced chickpeas. I’ve been seeing them everywhere in the supermarkets – all of a sudden, someone must have declared that crispy chickpeas are all the rage.

Let me tell you, I get it.

There’s something about a spicy, crunchy chickpea that’s inexplicably fascinating.

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Spiralized Tzimmes for Rosh Hashanah

Spiralized Tzimmes for Rosh Hashanah
Well, looks like we’re experiencing some technical difficulties today! This post wasn’t supposed to be up today, but I woke up here in Asheville, NC (I’m here for a wedding) and it was already posted.

I had meant for another post to go live today, so that’s why this was previously incomplete. If you’re just reading this now and didn’t see this post go up earlier today… nevermind.

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Garlic Asiago Baked Spiralized Fries

Garlic Asiago Baked Spiralized Fries

Garlic Asiago Baked Spiralized Fries

Sure, you could make fries with a mandolin, a knife or a julienne peeler.

But using a spiralizer is so much more fun!

If you didn’t know already, your spiralizer can be used to make fries (shoestring or thick curly) just about out of everything (light veggies like kohlrabi and starchier veggies like potatoes.)

These fries, though, are really special.

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Easy Post-Workout Salmon Dinner + Local Barre Giveaway

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We’ve all been there: you come home later after work, drag yourself to the gym or out for a run. Then, you get back (even later now) and open your fridge: womp, womp. Whether your fridge just has celery sticks and mustard in it or it’s packed with plenty of food, your energy levels are zero and the last thing you want to do is slave over a meal.

As much as you want to just sit on the couch with cheese and crackers or make a  peanut butter and jelly and call it a night, it’s so important to properly recover after your workout and nourish your body properly.

I’ve got just the meal for that.

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Garlic Sweet Potato Noodles with Pancetta and Baby Spinach

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Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re a mother, I hope you’re spending it relaxing and not lifting a finger. If you’re not a mother, I hope you’re making some mother out there feel special and loved.

Moms are the best, they really are. Of course, my mom is the world’s greatest mom. Don’t try to fight me on it, it’s true!

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Sweet Potato Rice Mexican Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Rice Mexican Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Rice Mexican Breakfast Skillet

Instead of listing out all of the ingredients in this breakfast skillet, I just decided to sum it up with the word “Mexican.” Why is it Mexican? Really just because it has some lovely Mexican staples – corn, avocado, chili powder, green peppers, cilantro and black beans.

Otherwise, it would have had to be named “Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Corn, Avocado, Black Beans and Fried Egg” which is way way too long.

Alas, it’s perfect timing for Cinco de Mayo, which is next Monday.

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Pesto Broccoli Sweet Potato Rice Casserole - Two Ways!

Pesto Broccoli Sweet Potato Rice Casserole – Two Ways!

Pesto Broccoli Sweet Potato Rice Casserole - Two Ways!

Everyone has a preference when it comes to food. Whether that preference is based on a chosen special diet, an allergy or purely your mood at that moment, it’s still a preference.

When I first started Inspiralized and my sister would make my recipes, she’d always send a picture of her dish next to her boyfriend’s (who she lives with). He wouldn’t eat the zucchini noodles, but she would. She wanted the lower calories, carbs and the ability to eat a big portion without negating that day’s workout.

I love that most about my recipes – they are so easy and quick that you can make two different versions at the same time!

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Savoy Cabbage "Breakfast Burrito" with Sweet Potato Noodles

Savoy Cabbage “Breakfast Burrito” with Sweet Potato Noodles

Savoy Cabbage "Breakfast Burrito" with Sweet Potato Noodles

A big fan of lettuce wraps, I decided to give cabbage a try. I figured that since cabbage leaves are bigger than bibb lettuce or romaine, they’d hold up better and be able to fit more food per “leaf” or “wrap.” 

Boy, was I right. Savoy cabbage is the new lettuce wrap! 

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Spicy chorizo jambalaya with sweet potato rice recipe

Spicy chorizo jambalaya with sweet potato rice

Spicy chorizo jambalaya with sweet potato rice recipe

There are definitely things that I wish I knew going into blogging. I wish I knew more about social media, SEO and the value of certain plugins.

I also wish I had known to plan ahead for occasion-themed recipes, like with National Nutrition Month (which ends tomorrow), National Pasta Day and Mardi Gras.

I had this jambalaya recipe all built up in my head for Mardi Gras and just didn’t plan my post calendar properly. Therefore, you’re getting a jambalaya in late March, 3 weeks late.

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Shaved Asparagus and Sausage Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta

Shaved Asparagus and Sausage Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta

Every month, I get bored with my food styling props and I tell Lu. Luckily, there’s a Pier 1 Imports and Target right near my main grocery store, so usually I can fit in a quick stop.

But every couple of months, Lu knows he’s in for a real treat: a day of prop shopping.

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Thai Pork & Peanut Coconut Red Curry with Sweet Potato Rice

Thai Pork & Peanut Coconut Red Curry with Sweet Potato Rice

Thai Pork & Peanut Coconut Red Curry with Sweet Potato Rice

It’s rice fever over here in the Inspiralized kitchen. I got it bad.

You’ll tell me if I’m ever overdoing the rice or the noodles, right? I try to find a balance, but, man, this rice is just too good to keep under wraps.

Especially today’s recipe.

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Foil-Pouch Sweet Potato Noodle Chicken Fajitas

Foil-Pouch Sweet Potato Noodle Chicken Fajitas

Foil-Pouch Sweet Potato Noodle Chicken Fajitas

Like pasta, who doesn’t love fajitas? I’ll tell you who: one of my good friends, Emily. She hates bell peppers. Well, she hates peppers of any kind. While I’m weary of anyone who hates peppers (because they’re the best), she’s awesome, so I’ll let it slide.

Growing up, I looked forward to fajita and taco nights. My mom always made it fun for us, lining up all the fixins and letting us “build” our own. Maybe that’s why I love Chipotle so much?

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Part 1, Takeout Fakeout: Vegetarian Sweet Potato “Fried Rice”

Vegetable Sweet Potato Fried Rice

Have you ever heard of that expression, “Takeout Fakeout?” When I first started reading food blogs (ya know, at about 3 months old), I remember seeing a blogger recreate a classic takeout food for the home cook.

My interest was peaked (who doesn’t love takeout?), but I was disappointed when I saw the ingredient list: butter, rice, and sugar! And yes, it looked phenomenal – but sure didn’t make you feel phenomenal.

Today, I’ve got a real fakeout for you: riceless fried rice that’s good for you and tastes JUST like the real thing. Now that’s an Inspiralized fakeout.

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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Rice & Bean Chili

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Rice & Bean Chili

Chop, chop. Mince, mince. Dice, dice.

Boooooring.

Today, we’re giving vegetarian chili a facelift by ditching the knife (or the Ninja chopper, if you happen to own it) and using the spiralizer to use Inspiralized rice instead of cubed sweet potatoes to add vegetarian heartiness to this otherwise predictable chili.

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Inspiralized Pizza Skillet

Cajun Broccoli Potato Noodle Pizza: Two Ways

Inspiralized Pizza Skillet

I know, I know – it’s Sunday and we’re trying to plan for a healthy week ahead and I’m presenting you with a pizza. But you know what? This pizza is made with just 5 ingredients plus 3 seasonings. It’s a “whole foods” kind of pizza.

Plus, this pizza is gluten-free. By using potato noodles as a crust, we’re avoiding the processing that goes into making most pizza doughs. Also, using potato noodles provides more nutrients and creates a fluffy, interesting crust.

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Creamy Vegetable Thai Red Coconut Curry with Sweet Potato Noodles

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Full disclosure: I had to go out of my comfort zone for this recipe. Luckily, it was totally worth it- I slurped up two bowls of this immediately after finishing snapping some glamour shots.

It’s easier for me to develop recipes based off of Italian classics or American favorites, because that’s my jam. My palate is familiar with those smells, tastes and sights. It’s tougher for me to do recipes like curries, because I have little experience with those types of dishes.

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Mexican “Sweet Potato Fideo” Soup with Avocado

Mexican “Sweet Potato Fideos” Soup with Avocado

Mexican “Sweet Potato Fideos” Soup with Avocado

Remember a couple weeks back when I talked about what to do with those pesky half moons you get most times when spiralizing? Well, I have an even better idea: turn them into fideo! 

Fideos, in Spanish, means noodle. The most common type of fideos used in pasta recipes is short. Imagine if you took a spaghetti noodle and broke it into thirds. That’s pretty much fideos. Or, vermicelli.

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Healthy Zucchini Pasta Carbonara

Spiralized Pasta Carbonara, Two Ways

Healthy Spiralized Carbonara

Now that we got the spiralized mac and cheese down, it’s time for another classic: Spaghetti Carbonara. And since for the mac and cheese, I gave y’all two options (a butternut squash and a sweet potato), I decided to give you two carbonaras: one zucchini, one sweet potato.

And again, I cannot believe it took me this long to recreate a carbonara: it’s so dang good. That’s a shout out to my friend Shannon, who loves to use the word “dang” when she’s excited about something.

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Sweet Potato Noodle Shrimp Puttanesca

Sweet Potato Noodle Shrimp Puttanesca

Sweet Potato Noodle Shrimp Puttanesca

You know, it’s tough naming these recipes. Sometimes, I just don’t know where to enter in the spiralized vegetable. Like here, should it be “Shrimp Puttanesca with Sweet Potato Noodles” or should it be “Shrimp Sweet Potato Noodle Puttanesca” or even, “Shrimp Puttanesca Sweet Potato Pasta” and just omit the “noodle” part completely?

After a few minutes of thinking, I just stuck it in front. Heck, at least it’ll help when people Google “sweet potato noodles,” hopefully I’ll pop right up! 

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