Baked Salmon & Sesame Butternut Squash “Soba” Noodles with Broccoli (at Against All Grain!)

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Butternut Squash Soba Noodles with Sesame Broccoli and Baked Salmon

I’m a big fan of Danielle Walker’s cookbook and food blog, Against All Grain. Not only does she whip up some incredibly healthy Paleo and gluten-free recipes, she’s a mother and wife. Plus, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area (uhm, totally jealous about that). Her health story is inspirational, so make sure you check that out on her blog. It’s no wonder she’s on the New York Times Bestsellers List

Obviously, when she reached out to me and invited me to guest post on her blog, I was all sorts of giddy. I’m happy to make a recipe for her loyal readers but also, I’m excited to introduce her to my readers (in case you don’t know of her already!)


Butternut Squash Soba Noodles with Sesame Broccoli and Baked Salmon

Before I forget, check out my recipe on her blog, posted Wednesday!

Like me, Danielle’s a self-taught cook. When I decided to pursue Inspiralized, I thought to myself, “hmm.. should I go to culinary school?” Then I immediately thought, “well, what would that do for me?” Since I’m not currently in school, you can guess that I came to the conclusion that being a great cook doesn’t require going to school. I think that some people are born with a creativity and a determination when it comes to food. If you don’t really like cooking the same thing twice, you can relate.

Butternut Squash Soba Noodles with Sesame Broccoli and Baked Salmon

Actually, Lu jokes around with me about my disinterest in leftovers. I rather finish a double portion than put it in the refrigerator for “next time.” He manages to bring it up when we’re out with friends, teasing me. In the end, he wins – he eats something new most nights!

Butternut Squash Soba Noodles with Sesame Broccoli and Baked Salmon

Sure, I could learn how to mince garlic a bit quicker. I could learn proper temperatures for cooking meats. I could whisk eggs better. I could, I could, I could. Maybe one day. For now, Inspiralized is my school! 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely a “go to” dish sort of gal. I just tweak it each time – kale instead of spinach, shrimp instead of tofu, tomato sauce instead of pesto. 

Baked Salmon & Sesame Butternut Squash "Soba" Noodles with Broccoli (at Against All Grain!)

And that’s my schpeel. Back to the recipe… seriously, read all about it on Against All Grain today. Butternut squash noodles are quickly becoming a new favorite – I’m going to be sad to see them go once zucchinis are back! 

Here’s a video tutorial for how to spiralize butternut squashes (they’re a bit tricky!)

Butternut Squash Soba Noodles with Sesame Broccoli and Baked Salmon

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Emily H says:
I just found your blog through the Lean Green Bean's blog. I love it!! We've actually been recently trying veggie noodles at home using a julienne peeler and they are so delicious. We've been trying to find more recipes, and I can't wait to try some of yours! Beautiful pictures as well!
Thanks Emily! You are so sweet - make the leap to a spiralizer and you'll never look back!
This is such a beautiful and healthy dish! I love the vibrant colors. Looks so good that I would feel bad eating it!
Thanks!! It is very pretty - but worth ruining to eat! :)
Tea says:
I love your blog! I recently picked up the spiralizer and while it works great with zukes, I couldn't get it to work with the butternut squash. I followed your instructions (and video) and it doesnt seem to want to slice the squash into strands. I just get large round slices. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Thank you!
Perhaps your butternut squash pieces are too large? Sometimes putting in a lot of elbow grease can make all the difference! Some noodles will stick together, you just have to pull them apart. Happy spiralizing !
Anonymous says:
where is the actual recipe?

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to note: some of the larger & last-minute items I write on a sticky note 🟨 and place it on top of the bag, so I remember and if Lu has to grab my bag, he knows what to add last minute! ⁣

Photo ID & Insurance card⁣
~ Wireless speaker⁣
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~ Blanket & pillow⁣
~ Sleep gown & robe⁣
~ Nursing pillow⁣
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~ @fridamom Peri Bottle⁣
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~ Reuseable water bottle⁣
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we're a month into summer and the zucchinis are LARGE. 👏🏼 they grow like weeds this time of year and there's only so much zucchini bread, soup, and fritters you can make - time to spiralize them! if you're new to spiralizing and not sure the best way to approach cooking spiralized zucchini, here are my top 3 ways to cook zoodles 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼⁣

1️⃣ SAUTÉ -  this is my favorite way to enjoy zoodles. toss them over medium-high heat until al dente (with or without cooking oil.) the moment you notice them getting soggy, remove them from heat, drain into a colander, and pat dry. I recommend pouring a sauce on top instead of tossing with a sauce, to avoid extra wateriness. I LOVE a bolognese over zoodles.⁣

2️⃣ SIMMER - zucchini noodles don't get soggy in soups, they cook evenly and they are an easy way to add veggies into soups. just add them to the end of the cooking process (3 minutes is all you need to simmer until al dente.) think chicken "zoodle" soups and "zoodle" ramens! ⁣

3️⃣ RAW - you can eat zucchini raw! in the summertime, there's nothing better than a cold zoodle salad, and I love simple pesto zucchini noodles or you can try an Asian-inspired Thai dressing like a peanut sauce.⁣

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I'll admit, it's been a minute since I posted a spiralized zucchini meal on here, so I'm throwing it back (and bringing it back!) with this MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN with SPIRALIZED VEGETABLES 🍅, originally made for the blog by my friend @skinnytaste! 🙏🏼⁣

I love the simplicity of this zoodle dish, it's one of those "what the heck am I going to make for dinner tonight?!" 🤔 kind of meals. you can bulk this up with some grains or some grilled potatoes, too!⁣

search the blog for the recipe! 🖥️⁣

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