Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals

Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals

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by Ali Maffucci
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The definitive cookbook for using a spiralizer: the kitchen gadget that turns vegetables and fruits into imaginative, low-carb dishes.
 
On her wildly popular blog, Inspiralized, Ali Maffucci is revolutionizing healthy eating. Whether you’re low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, or raw, you

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The definitive cookbook for using a spiralizer: the kitchen gadget that turns vegetables and fruits into imaginative, low-carb dishes.
 
On her wildly popular blog, Inspiralized, Ali Maffucci is revolutionizing healthy eating. Whether you’re low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, or raw, you don’t have to give up the foods you love. Inspiralized shows you how to transform more than 20 vegetables and fruits into delicious meals that look and taste just like your favorite indulgent originals. Zucchini turns into pesto spaghetti; jicama becomes shoestring fries; sweet potatoes lay the foundation for fried rice; plantains transform into “tortillas” for huevos rancheros.

Ali’s recipes for breakfast, snacks, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, casseroles, rices, pastas, and even desserts are easy to follow, hard to mess up, healthful, and completely fresh and flavorful. Best of all, she tells you how to customize them for whatever vegetables you have on hand and whatever your personal goal may be—losing weight, following a healthier lifestyle, or simply making easy meals at home.

Here, too, are tons of technical tips and tricks; nutritional information for each dish and every vegetable you can possibly spiralize; and advice for spiralizing whether you’re feeding just yourself, your family, or even a crowd. So bring on a hearty appetite and a sense of adventure—you’re ready to make the most of this secret weapon for healthy cooking.

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"Ali's super smart, super clean recipes will bring a smile to your heart and your tummy! Her story is as authentic and inspiring as they come. She's bringing totally new recipes to your table, next!"
-Candice Kumai, bestselling author of Clean Green Eats and E! News Contributor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804186834
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
02/24/2015
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
17,524
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Combining her inherent Italian-American love for pasta with her commitment to a healthy lifestyle, ALI MAFFUCCI launched Inspiralized.com. She lives in Jersey City with her fiancé, Lu.

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Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a far cry from a vegetarian, don't care for the paleo movement and wouldn't have lasted a day eating vegan... this book has changed my perspective on flavorful eating though. There are vegetables that weeks ago I would have told you I absolutely hate and will not touch (sweet potatoes), yet somehow, when Maffucci works her magic and combines the ingredients in this cookbook, they become a perfect blend of flavors blossoms and a whole new side of the food shows through. The Zucchini Noodles are awesome. This specific cookbook provides of a list of various veggies that can be "spiralized" and creative but easy recipes using those veggies. The book is filled with beautiful colored pictures of the dishes, hints and tips, and easy to follow directions. There are plenty of recipes for breakfasts, snacks/sides, soups/stews/salads, sandwiches, wraps, casseroles, "rice" dishes, pasta/noodles, and even desserts! The recipes exclude butter, dairy milk, cream, sugar, mayo, cream cheese, and white bread! There are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo recipes (clearly classified as such)! Love it.  I’d also recommend that you buy a copy of Conquer Your Kitchen… The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution Cookbook Reference Guide from Chef Jai Scovers. Conquer Your Kitchen is filled with over 100 kitchen secrets guaranteed to save you time and money. The charts for food storage, especially vegetables, are worth the costs of the book alone. Who knew that you should never defrost meat on a counter top? Where Chef Jai tells you to do it makes a lot of sense. I will never do it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two years ago I gave up eating any kind of grain. I did ok with breads but pasta was something I missed terribly. Then I found Ali Maffucci and my kitchen once again filled with life. I have been following Ali ever since she began the Inspiralized blog. I loved watching her videos on how to use the Spiralizer to create dishes using all kinds of vegetables. When she made zoodles with pesto I was hooked. This cookbook is filled with so many fantastic creations from the pasta dishes I crave to wonderful casseroles and sides to amazing bagels! Each recipe is easy to follow with ingredients I can find in my small town. I do not have to go to Whole Foods to make Ali’s dishes. Not all of Ali’s recipes are grain free, her Pears with Farro Cherries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese is a big hit with my family. This cookbook is a must have for every cook. Get a spiralizer and get the book!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Awesome! Turn veggies into pastas (and other delectables) and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! All while excess pounds slip away and your health soars!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had been enjoying my spiralizer for at least 6 months, but getting this book takes you beyond the basics. Lots of delicious recipes to try. New techniques to try. In my opinion everyone who gets a spiralizer should also get this book.
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KimTeamer More than 1 year ago
Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci is a super fun, super informative, and super friendly resource book for foodies everywhere. I absolutely loved it! What made this book so incredible, in my opinion, was the fact that it was immediately appealing in the visual sense, it provided such a vast repertoire of food choices, and it gave a treasure trove of information related to health benefits and nutritional value in regard to the specified foods. The author did a magnificent job of keeping the content relevant and fun. Additionally, I loved her voice and her conversational tone. I felt like I wanted to go on a food adventure with her. Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes Audience: All Status: Food, Health and Fitness, Family Fun/Meal Preparation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My INSPIRALIZED cookbook arrived the other day, and I love it! I've been going through it, dog-earring the page corners of the recipes I want to make, and I had to stop that because I was dog-earring EVERY SINGLE page! All of the recipes look delicious and are very healthy, and I appreciate that nutritional info is provided with each recipe. I'm going to try at least one recipe tomorrow. I don't know how to cook all that well--still learning--so I like to see how the finished dish is supposed to look. I would have preferred each recipe to have a picture with it, even if the book ended up costing more. Other than that, I am very happy I purchased the cookbook, and have been telling my friends and family about it.