BLT Zucchini Pasta

BLT Zucchini Pasta

I’m overjoyed by how well-received my recipes have been in the gluten-free and Paleo community. Not only is it flattering, but it’s inspiring. I love seeing how passionate people are about their mind and body. Of course, I’m a strong proponent of eating nutritiously and treating your body preciously. 

While I fall off the wagon every once in a while (probably more than I’d like to admit), I always come back to my plate to make me feel better. There’s nothing like a monstrous salad loaded with veggies to get you feeling light and fit. Pair that with 30-45 minutes of exercise and you’ll be walking on clouds by the end of the day.

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Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

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The Wednesday before any three-day weekend or Monday vacation holiday is always brutal… we’re halfway through the week, yet the time between now and when our toes first hit the sand seems like forever, right? In the meantime, why don’t we distract ourselves with two days of spiralized Labor Day recipes….

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Recipe: Spiralized Sandwich Bun

Spiralized Sandwich Bun with Avocado-Goat Cheese Spread

Last week, I posted a picture of my healthy version of the ramen burger, using a turkey burger sandwiched between two sweet potato noodle buns. I promised a recipe, and now I’m delivering!

This time around, I left the turkey burger out and added kale for some crunch! Honestly, the sweet potato noodle bun is so delicious, it’s a shame to muddle its flavor using a meat patty. Unlike traditional burger buns, this noodle bun is the star, so let it shine!

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Beef Taco Zucchini Spaghetti

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One of my favorite dinners growing up was taco night. My mom laid out all the fixin’s on the table and we would race to make our own taco creations. Mine were always fully loaded with shredded lettuce, beef and cheese. As a kid, it’s a blast to make your own taco. Now, as an adult (ehem – young lady – ehem), I’m bringing back taco night…. this time, with zucchini spaghetti!

Let’s be real. Tacos aren’t exactly something you want to throw back when you’re going down the shore (sorry, can’t hide my Jersey roots) during the summer and want to look your best on Instagram. They’re packed with all the hip-clinging stuff – meat, cheese, carbs. But, a-ha! I’ve got the perrrrrfect solution: replace the tortillas/taco shells with zucchini pasta!

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Fashion, Food and a Kale Greek Salad

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My friend Katie recently launched a fashion blog devoted to styling women with different body types, hence the name of her site: PearShapedGirl.com. While I can whip up a mean bolognese in the kitch, I can’t find my way out of a Gap. Simply, I feel more comfortable holding a spatula than a clutch and sexier in an apron than stilettos. Luckily, Katie wanted to style me in exchange for a recipe for her blog – what a deal!

While everything I make on this blog is from fresh and healthy ingredients, I understand that sometimes a pasta or pasta salad might be too much when you’re in the mood for something super light. This is what I love about the spiralizer – it’s completely versatile! I like salads, but now that I’ve become Inspiralized, I’ve learned to be more creative with my ingredients and create salads that use the same ingredients but offer more textures, shapes and therefore flavors (yes, foods taste different depending on how they’re cut or not cut.)

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