I have the most exciting news ever – the Inspiralized team is growing!
Today, a lovely young lady named Meaghan joins the Inspiralized team (and by team, I mean …. me, myself and I)!
Alongside this epic bowl of spiralized aloo gobi, I’m introducing her and what she’ll be doing for Inspiralized (as our Brand & Community Manager.)
Last week, I shared my first true Indian recipe on the blog: chicken tikka masala with butternut squash noodles. The feedback was so positive, I wanted to bring more Indian inspired recipes.
The cashew cream and tomato sauce that creates the fragrant sauce for this bowl of noodles is savory and rich. I found myself wishing I had some fresh naan to dip it in, but the potato noodles filled me up and made this dish filling and hearty. I love the fluffy softness of the cauliflower with the al dente potato noodles.
It comes together in one pot (ah-mazing!) and since spiralizing potatoes yields more than simply cubing them, you’re able to use only one potato to serve four portions, which is ideal for those trying to keep their carbohydrate and starch content down.
This dish saves very very well in the refrigerator (and freezer!), so if you’re meal prepping for the week, this is a winner!
Now, it’s time to introduce Meaghan!
Plus, I have some very fun projects and collaborations coming up, and I am excited to have someone to help bring all of my ideas to fruition. I’m seriously bursting at the seams, I can’t wait to tell you about everything I’ve been working on. First up? The cookbook, of course!
Why am I telling you about her? I wanted to be honest. Every day, I put my heart and soul into Inspiralized – it’s my everything. Now, I need a little bit of support in order to continue to bring you the best!
Thanks for being with me every step of the way with Inspiralized. This is a big step for me, and I’m happy you’re here to take it with me!
So, if you ever see “Hey it’s Meaghan,” you’ll know it’s not a hacker – she’s my teammate! But, instead of just being a name, let’s put a face to the name- and a personality! She’s adorable, bubbly, creative, hard-working and really committed to being healthy and positive (like me!).
For fun, I put together a few questions for her to answer that I thought would help you get to know her – and please give her a warm welcome in the comments (she’ll comment back!):
Where do you live now?
I am currently living in beautiful Brooklyn, NY.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts.
What’s your favorite vegetable to spiralize?
Butternut Squash – I love that the flavor really pops when you cook it up. I am a big winter squash fan!
What’s your favorite part about spiralizing?
I love that spiralizing is so simple. When I made butternut squash noodles (buttoodles?!) for the first time, I was shocked by the entire process and furious that I hadn’t tried it sooner. I had seen recipes utilizing the spiralizer in the past and always thought it looked so complicated and time consuming. I was so wrong. It’s super easy to bust the spiralizer out and create a weeks worth of veggies in no time at all. It’s perfect for busy people on the go.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without everyday?
My adorable, little Bodum teapot. I am tea fanatic! I drink everything from chamomile to kombucha.
What’s your healthiest tip?
My healthiest tip would be to enjoy the ride! This is your life. If you’re not having fun, what’s the point? I am always an advocate for trying it all. Find your grove. No one’s fitness journey will ever be the same. Having fun and discovering a true appreciation for the journey will make creating a healthy lifestyle effortless and lifelong success inevitable.
What do you do to keep fit?
I have always found success in the basics. I incorporate a lot of fruits and veggies into my meals, lift weights, mix in a little yoga, drink tons of water and I get plenty of sleep. I try to keep my fitness journey fresh. If I really don’t like something I’ll toss it to the side and try something else. I know myself well enough to appreciate that I won’t stick with a routine that I don’t truly enjoy. I am always open to try new activities and appreciate the health benefits of a simple walk in the park. I like that true fitness doesn’t have to be some complicated monster.
Tell us 3 interesting things about you!
- I am the social media manager for US Quidditch and have been of part of this stunning organization since 2011. Quidditch is a full contact, coed sport that is played by thousands of schools and communities across the globe.
- I spent all of 2014 living a vegetarian lifestyle and it was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I have a ton of respect for full-time vegetarians. You’re all rockstars.
- I have a dream of being one of those intense, beautiful warrior woman who complete fun 5Ks and dashes throughout the year. One of my goals is to participate in a Tough Mudder. Team Inspiralized, anyone?
Where can we find you on social?
I run the blog WellMiss over on Tumblr. I reblog and upload images, quotes, recipes and workouts that aim to empower women to embrace true wellness. I love following personal heathy lifestyle journeys and offering support along the way, so please feel free to reach out if you’re a fellow Tumblr fanatic! You can also follow my own personal wellness journey over on Instagram!
Please give Meaghan a warm welcome and a hello – anything you’d like to know about her? Anything you’d like to ask her?