Happy First Blogiversary to Inspiralized & 3 Spiralizer Giveaways!

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It’s true, today is my blog’s anniversary (er, blogiversary!) One year ago today, I was sitting in a Starbucks in Jersey City, starting Inspiralized from scratch.

I’m extremely proud of what I’ve accomplished and I’m even more humbled and grateful for all of the attention, love, support and loyalty that my blog has attracted. I couldn’t have done any of this without my followers and those who are my unofficial brand ambassadors, Inspiralizing others!

Today, in honor of my 1 year blogiversary, I’m giving away 3 Inspiralized tote bags and Williams Sonoma is generously raffling off Paderno-World Cuisine spiralizers to three separate lucky winners.

Not one spiralizer. Not two. Three!

Now, time to recap the year and get sappy. Prepare yo-selves.

Where do I start? Well, first off, I’ve done a couple milestone progress posts about Inspiralized (which, again, amazes me each and every day):

One of my posts was a timeline recap of 2013, which, I’m going to continue for 2014:

2013

June 25: Quit my job.
June 26: Went to a local Starbucks and started Inspiralized.
June 27: Started my Facebook page.
July 8: Bought “Blogging for Dummies,” “Will Write for Food” and “Plate to Pixel” which I owe for most of my food photography and blogging success.
July 10: Got an official logo for Inspiralized.
July 11: My first photo submission was accepted on Foodgawker – my Broccoli Rabe Zucchini Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage.
July 18: My first guest post! It was on Hoboken Girl.
August 6: Registered my LLC.
August 7: Moved to WordPress.org and got the blog officially designed and branded.
August 13: Created the Inspiralized bun.
August 21: Selected to be part of the POPSUGAR team as a contributor. 
September 18: Reached 1,000 followers on Instagram and ran my first spiralizer giveaway.
September 28: One of my recipes was featured in The Huffington Post.
October 7Posted my first recipe featuring a spiralized butternut squash.
November 1: Released my first Inspiralized video.
November 15: Released my first Inspiralized cooking video.
November 24: Did my first sponsored post.
November 25: Launched my hard copy limited edition (self published) Inspiralized cookbook.
December 2: Launched the free iOS Inspiralized app.
December 3: Launched the limited edition Inspiralized e-cookbook.

2014

January 6: Discovered that you could make rice out of spiralized vegetables and made a risotto, using butternut squash.
February 8: Did my first in-store spiralizer demo with Williams Sonoma in Montclair, NJ.
February 16: Did my second in-store spiralizer demo in NYC at Williams Sonoma and filmed it.
March 10: The Inspiralized Community launched.
March 20: Signed a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter (Random House.)
March 25: Inspiralized is specifically featured in The Huffington Post, in a full article.
April 21: Created a FREE starter guide eBook for anyone who joins The Inspiralized Newsletter.
May 5: Udi’s Gluten Free became the sponsor of The Inspiralized Recipe Challenges.
May 8: Announced the sale of the official Inspiralized canvas tote bags.
May 20: Relaunched The Inspiralized Mobile App for $1.99.
June 4: Reached 10,000 followers on Facebook.
June 4: Started Get Inspiralized, a separate Instagram account dedicated to tracking my fitness goals.
June 15: Reached 20,000 followers on Instagram.

Am I missing anything?

Typing out my “timeline” empowers me to keep doing what I’m doing. It’s like posting up progress before and after pictures when you’re trying to lose weight – seeing progress and incremental milestones encourages you to push forward and keep up the good work!

Now, that’s not to say that I haven’t had my ups and downs. Of course, I’ve had many recipe fails, big recipe errors/typoes, unproductive days, and certain times when I just thought to myself, “Is anyone listening out there?”

As a blogger, you put your life out for everyone else to see and when you don’t receive comments on certain posts or you get negative feedback about a particular post, it’s discouraging for sure. But, you learn to take that feedback and harness it and turn it into positive energy and improvements.

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What I’ve learned about food blogging in my first year with Inspiralized

  • Spend more time on your own content, less time worrying about others. There are going to be better cooks, better bloggers and better business-oriented people than you on the ‘net – don’t let that discourage you, just focus on your own content.
  • If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t blog it. If you don’t love the recipe and think “oh, well maybe someone will” – just ditch it. Your readers are coming to you because your blog is an extension of yourself and what you’re passionate about. If you don’t like dill, they can find another blogger who does, but they’ll keep coming back to you because of your focus and they become familiar with what you like. I’ve never posted a recipe with eggplant except for a tutorial on how to spiralize eggplant. There’s a reason behind that: I hate eggplant!
  • In regards to my second point: this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try certain foods you normally don’t like. I used to hate gorgonzola (and all blue cheeses) until I made this walnut-gorgonzola pasta: now I love it! That’s the beauty about food blogging – it’s your job to test and bring the best tasting food to your readers.
  • Don’t just blog to blog. If you made a recipe and aren’t proud of it but won’t have anything to post if you don’t use it, just don’t post. Your readers will understand and appreciate your decision.
  • Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, even if it doesn’t bring financial success. I have had brands approach me to work together, but since their mission didn’t align with mine, I had to turn down the opportunity (aka the money.) Seek out your own opportunities that align with what you feel passionate about. You’ll feel better about yourself and it will show through your blog – and you’ll keep the readers you want.
  • Befriending bloggers helps promote your blog, teaches you about blogging, introduces you to new brands and foods and creates virtual coworkers. Commenting on someone else’s blog, Tweeting to them and giving them a shoutout on your Instagram or Facebook goes along way – right away, that person is going to check you out and see what you’re about, and maybe promote something they see they like – this leads to new followers. Most importantly, seeing what other bloggers do helps you learn about the blogging process. I didn’t know “my ass from my elbow” (as Lu always says), but looking up to longtime pro-bloggers helped me learn the ropes. Just don’t compare yourself to them – use them as a resource and don’t be afraid to reach out for their help.
  • Readers are interested in your personal life, but as long as it doesn’t interfere with the blog. It’s fun and fine to post up pictures of what you had at brunch, what you wore to the farmer’s market or a new bag you got that you love (especially if your demographic is mainly female.) However, when you start posting more about your personal life than your blog, you’ll lose followers – they want to see the process behind your blog, not your everyday life and shots of you and your friends taking shots. They’ll follow their own friends for that.
  • Respond to e-mails from your readers. Even if it’s just a “Thank you for your kind words, have a great day!” that’s fine. It’s important to connect with your readers – they’ll come back and help promote you more to their friends, coworkers and family if they know you care. Some of my happiest days have been notes from readers who I e-mail with somewhat regularly.

I could honestly keep typing, but I want to wrap it up and get to the spiralizer giveaways!

Real quick, a snapshot:

My first Instagram picture

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My first Facebook post

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My favorite recipe

Inspiralized - Bikini Bolognese

I can’t answer that! All of my recipes are my little babies! But, if I haaaad to: Bikini bolognese. It’s easy, flavorful and truly expresses the power of Inspiralizing – it’s a traditionally heavy, highly caloric and carby Italian pasta dish made bikini-friendly.

Runners up? My Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad (left) and my Quinoa-Beet Rice Salad (right), both of which I make often.

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My favorite thing about blogging

When I receive e-mails from readers – I get excited when someone shares their experience with me. It makes me feel special!

My favorite vegetable to spiralize

Zucchini. It’s my first love. And it’s the easiest.

Who I’m most thankful for

Lu and my mother.

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My mother has been supportive from Day 1 and has never faltered in her faith in me. She’s helped me whenever I’ve needed her and she always calls me to tell me when I’ve made a typo in one of my recipes. She brags about me to friends and family and she’s always there when I need her cooking advice (she won’t hesitate to tell you the story about when I called her to ask her how to use a can opener back in 2007. I’ve come a long way.)

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Lu was the first person who told me I should start a blog about spiralizing. After I made him his first spiralized meal, he dropped his fork and literally told me I had to quit my job and start Inspiralized. I couldn’t thank him enough for being there every step along the way. He’s talked me off the ledge many times when I’ve had a bad day with the blog and he’s given me criticism when I’ve needed it. He inspires me always and the best part about working from home is when I hear the door unlock at the end of the day and I get to see him.

What I’m most proud of

My cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter. Meeting with the publishing team there was the most humbling experience of my life and I couldn’t be more happy to one day be holding the official Inspiralized cookbook, published by the world’s largest English trade publisher!

What motivates me the most

Whenever I get an e-mail from a reader telling me that I’ve helped them reach their weight loss goals, fight off Type 2 diabetes, discover new vegetables, cook nutritiously for their family and helped them eat creatively. That’s my #1 goal – to show people that they can eat deliciously, while still keeping fit, healthy, happy and satisfied.

What my goals are for the next year with Inspiralized

  • Grow my following (Inspiralize more people!)
  • Write the most amazing cookbook,
  • Be more innovative,
  • Stay focused.

Spiralizer Giveaway

Williams Sonoma

Thank you to Williams-Sonoma for providing a spiralizer to giveaway to three lucky winners. This contest is open to US addresses only. The contest ends Sunday, June 29 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 30th.

First place winner: 1 Paderno-World Cuisine Spiralizer from Williams-Sonoma
Second place winner: 1 Paderno-World Cuisine Spiralizer from Williams-Sonoma
Third place winner: 1 Paderno-World Cuisine Spiralizer from Williams-Sonoma
Fourth place winner: 1 Inspiralized Canvas Tote Bag from Inspiralized
Fifth place winner: 1 Inspiralized Canvas Tote Bag from Inspiralized
Sixth place winner: 1 Inspiralized Canvas Tote Bag from Inspiralized

Entry Option #1 – Join the Inspiralized Newsletter!

I will be selecting 1 spiralizer winner and 1 Inspiralized canvas tote bag winner from my newsletter list, so make sure you’re subscribed before 11:59pm EST on June 29 to have your chance.

To sign-up, enter your e-mail address:



Entry Option #2 – Social Media

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And again…. thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has helped me make my dreams come true. I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2014 holds in store for me and Inspiralized, and I’m so honored to have you along for the ride!

Comments

  1. That the things I make are healthy and taste so good, mostly thanks to your blog!!!!
  2. What do I love most about spiralizing? Well, two things: the end product, of course..YUM! But shamefully, I loooove the impressed looks my meals receive...nothing can compare to the look of wonderment on a 'spiralizing virgin'! Congrats on your first year.
  3. What a great story today, I loved hearing about all your milestones!!! I am so glad that you found me after I used #zoodles on instagram, I've been a loyal follower since then and you inspire me in so many ways! I love how eating spiralized makes me feel - healthy!
  4. I love the ease and convenience of spiralizer, not to mention the fact that I can healthify favorite recipes.
  5. WOW! Congrats on an amazing year! Thank you for all you are doing. I just purchased my spiralizer last weekend. So far so good ...I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes and I can't wait to get a copy of your book!
  6. That all of the recipes contain at least one vegetable!
  7. I am so impressed with all you're doing. And, yes, I am Inspiralized!
    • Duh, saw the question after I commented! I think my favorite thing is that I'm eating more vegetables, but it doesn't really feel like I am. I'm also making better use of my small garden this year.
  8. I love that my inspiralized meals feel rich and satisfying, but are full of healthy vegetables and light on fat!
  9. I love spiral using because I've learned to love vegetables more than noodles!
  10. I love the shape and textures created by spiralizing
  11. I can't make a meal without 'inspiralizing' something.. It is fun to use and easy to embellish a meal with it. I can't wait for all the zucchini that ;people need to give away because they planted too many!! BRING IT ON!!!
  12. I love how well replacing zucchini noodles with traditional pasta works in all my favorite dishes! Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary! You've accomplished so much in one year, way to go!!
  13. Several of us, at work, have purchased spirilizers and follow your blog. We make your recipes then email each other with how they turned out and/or bring leftovers for the others to try - thanks for making us healthier!
  14. SO happy I found your blog thru Instagram, it has helped changed our eating habits. Happy blogiversary!! Thank you for all that you do!
  15. I love getting my "pasta" fix while eating healthy!
  16. Congrats on all your success!!
  17. It lets me eat "pasta" since I'm gluten intolerant and get more veggies, everyone needs more veggies!
  18. Congrats on your 1 year! =) You've accomplished so much - I'm definitely inspired by your blogging. Still a little new to your beautiful and amazing blog, so I haven't bought a spiralizer yet! I'd love to try some of the more basic recipes with zucchini, like the zucchini pasta primavera! That is one of my favorite dishes!
  19. I've really wanted to try spiralizing to minimize cravings for pasta and to increase my veggie intake. I hope to win!
  20. Jessica Zehel :
    I have never tried the spiralizer, but I love how it adds veggies to my meal, it seems pretty easy to use, it promotes healthy eating, and it makes veggies look super cute!
  21. I love spiralizing because it can make food fun, especially for picky eaters!
  22. Congratulations on all of your success and this milestone!! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!
  23. I've never tried spiralizing yet but I'm going to buy (or win one :) ) hopefully soon.
  24. Heather Kern :
    I love how easy it makes it for me to eat healthy! Been on Weight Watchers for about three weeks and spiralizing has contributed to my 13 lb weight loss! Love it !
  25. Love spiralizing even though my 'knock-off' doesn't begin to compare to the Paderno. I will never buy wheat spaghetti again - and your recipes have opened a whole new world to me!
  26. How versatile it is and the endless possibilities for delicious recipes!
  27. Congratulations! I received my spiralizer from one of my sons for Mother's Day. Since then, I have made one of your recipes at least three times a week. I love adding more vegetables to my family's diet.
  28. I love receiving the recipes and would love to make them happen here in Tampa FL with a Spiralizer! Your posts are so positive and even if I've not been making the exact dishes, I have gained great ideas to make healthier meals and have incorporated more veggies in my diet. Thank you for that!
  29. I had never used a spiralizer, but I really want to try it...I just can't afford one right now. I want to be able to make delicious, healthy recipes!
  30. Thanks for all the ideas and congrats
  31. Patty Jensen :
    Thanks to your blog my family and I are now eating healthier..ie, more veggies are finding their way to our plates! Yeah. Zucchini noodles are the best. I can see why they are your favorite vegetable. Thanks for all you have done to encourage us on our way.
  32. Heather Duggin :
    Congratulations on 1-year. Finding your blog was a life saver. My husband and I have traded most of our pasta for veggies --- not only is it healthier but meals just have a freshness. So many options and so many recipes to try!!!!
  33. This was such a great post to read. I didn't realize for a while that you were still relatively new to the blog world and I am psyched that I've been reading for most of your journey thus far--woohoo! Also psyched that we are the same age. :3 What do I love most about spiralizing, hmm...I like that I can recreate some of my old favorites without the heavy, carby pasta that was making me fat and sick for so long. If I had not found this blog, I would never have known what a Spiralizer was and I'd never have been able to adapt my fideo recipe, which is a tried and true for me! Thank you so much for everything you do here, know that you're changing lives across the country and around the world! <3
  34. Congrats on your blogaversary! I love spiralizing because it makes healthy food fun.
  35. Inspiralized and spiralizers are life-changing! You'd have to mess up pretty bad to make an unhealthy meal using this technique and recipe collection. :)
  36. I love the ability to make pasta I can eat most about spiralizing.
  37. I found the spiralizer at Williams Sonoma first (i love that store...) and then i found your blog. A match made in heaven!
  38. Mary Lee Danielson :
    I think the concept is intriguing. I am trying to eat healthier and this looks like it's just what I need. Congratulations on your first year of blogging. You are amazing!
  39. I love the blog and eating healthier!
  40. I love that Spiralizing makes the most decadent and calorie laden dishes something I can work into my diet again!
  41. Being able to enjoy rice/pasta meals without eating unhealthy is definitely the best appeal of spiralizing
  42. I've gotten a lot more creative with zucchini since getting the spiralizer, and a lot of other veggies too.
  43. What a great story-I'm inspirationally inspiralized! You "invented" the vocabulary and technique that your new community adores-and changing the world-one zucchini at a time! I've never been so excited about a new machine and what it has done to provide such a healthy result. Thank you for that, and for your wit and charm. Cheers! Going to make the zucchini cake for the celebration right now!
  44. I loves reading your story. And I love your recipes. They are so light and healthy and help me so much on my weightloss journey.
  45. Paige Silverman :
    I came across your blog & am dying to start spiralizing! would love to win!
  46. Charlotte Fielder :
    The best thing about spiralizing is showing off new recipes to friends and asking them to guess what they've just eaten!!
  47. Recently discovered the spiralizer and your blog! It's been a huge help and I'm so in awe of what you're doing. Keep up the good work :D
  48. I love veggie noodles and making healthy dinners.
  49. Congratulations on your one year! Alie I have to tell you....Spiralizing has changed my life! I have gluten allergies and have had to avoid pasta for years. Zoodles are my every-day go-to meal lately. I love the wraps, the italian pasta salad...etc! I've also lost 10 pounds in the last 3 months because of you! Thank you so much!
  50. The best part of spiralizing is how easy it is to spiralize veggies to make healthy carb substitutes! I, too, am a zuke lover and you have opened the door to a whole new zucchini world!
  51. Inspiralized has changed the way my husband and I eat. We both feel lighter, more energised and excited to eat vibrant vegetable filled food!
  52. spiraling makes healthy eating so much fun!!
  53. Rosemary Bogdan :
    I LOVE my new spiralizer, especially making zucchini "pasta"! So glad I have lots growing in my garden.
  54. Your blog is absolutely amazing! When I first bought mine I was so mad because I couldn't get it to work or stay in place or anything. Then I found your blog and your videos changed everything. And now I go to your blog all the time to find new recipes to make. I want all my friends to have one! We made the spicy Moroccan Chickpea dish on Monday and even my skeptical husband loved it "-) And it's awesome you took a chance and are showing success, good for you!
  55. I love spiralizing because it's a great way to get more veggies in a delicious and different way! I love this blog and the recipes!
  56. Christopher Sorel :
    fun veggies and taste great
  57. I love spiralizing because it's quick and I feel SO much better after eating veggies noodles compared to traditional pasta. One of my best friends lives in a different country and whenever I can borrow a relative's spiralizer, I use it to exchange zoodle pictures with my friend :)
  58. Andrew Schroeder :
    Congratulations Ali! I enjoy that spiralizing provides a quick way to prepare healthy foods.
  59. Spiralizing is so easy, fresh, and healthy. Also, it's fun to be creative!
  60. spiralizing has gotten my family to eat vegetables they never would before!!
  61. I commend you on a year of amazing successes! It's a huge challenge to quit your job and do what you've done. You are fortunate and blessed to have an amazing family to support your choice. It sounds like Lu is your biggest supporter...after all, he gets to sample the final product! It's been most enjoyable following your blog and hearing your excitement through your words. You've reached an incredible amount of followers in a short amount of time. Congratulations on your cookbook contract, I'm sure it will also be a huge success. Anticipating another year of wonderful triumphs! Great job, Ali!
  62. I have been following your Instagram account for a few months now and am gluten free myself already. I have not bought a spiralizer yet but want to try your recipes because they all look delicious!
  63. I've never spiralized before but I think it would be a great way to get my toddlers to eat their veggies!
  64. Love the creative take on healthy options. Keep up the great work!
  65. Roxanne Andrews :
    Congrats on your 1year anniversary!! What an inspiring testimony!!
  66. Would LOVE to win this. Happy anniversary!!
  67. I adore my spiralizer and am always looking for MORE ways to use it. Thanks so much. It's always so wonderfully dramatic to serve a spiralizer dish and yours are superb. I also find that using the spiralizer is easier on my arthritic hands. thanks again.
  68. I used my spiralizer last night for the first time. I must say I am a beginner and have a lot to learn about which vegetables break up if to thin. My dish was still good and tasty. The cucumber was the best, my squash came out like rice after a dip in hot water and my sweet potato as well. I think this is the beginning of a great relationship. I am happy I made the purchase!
  69. I have not bought a spiralizer yet but hoping to win one in your giveaway! I love spaghetti squash as a pasta alternative so hoping I can use other vegetables to expand my cooking skills and follow your recipes!
  70. Congratulations on your first year!! I am so thankful I found your blog! I had a different vegetable spiralizer that I bought from a restaurant supply store a few years ago. I NEVER used it and it finally broke right around the same time I found your blog and learned about the Paderno spiralizer. How convenient! :) Now I use the Paderno all the time, and love all the recipes and innovative ways you've found to use it - rice, buns, etc. Would have never thought of that! Keep up the good work and looking forward to year 2!!
  71. Jaclyn Bailey :
    Well, at this point I am just dreaming of Spiralizing...I do not own one yet, (its been a rough year, as my husband lost his job :( but things are looking better everyday!), I have a list of recipes that I cannot wait to try! You truly Inspire me :) P.S. Zucchini is truly amazing!
  72. What I love most about spiraling is that it is easy and gives new life to tired vegetables or new ways to use things you definitely like. The first thing I ever spiralized was some leftover butternut squash, and that got me hooked. It has also gotten me to like zucchini. The spiralizer and this blog especially, has opened up a lot of new possibilities for cooking that I would never have known existed. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! I wish you many more happy years of cooking and inspiration. Susan
  73. I love to spiralize because to makes eating fun. There are so many different options and it's the only way I can get my husband to eat certain veggies.
  74. I just started following your blog about 4 weeks ago. I got my spiralizer 2 weeks ago and I'm addicted! Everyone i cook for is amazed, even my pasta loving boyfriend and dad. I love that I can impress others with my meals that are incredibly healthy! Thank you for your blog and delicious recipes!
  75. Congratulations on a great year with more to come
  76. I love how quick and easy spiralizing is! And yummy!
  77. I just went grain free, and your site has been so helpful, especially, since I feel bad for my husband missing his grain rice. He loves your recipes, and said "This hanna potato is better than rice".
  78. CONGRATULATIONS!! You've widened my horizons, cooking-wise, for sure! I've recommended your 'site to quite a few friends/relatives/acquaintances - there's a lot of spiralizing going on around here these days, thanks to you. ~ ruth
  79. Congrats! You are so inspiring (pun intended haha) to persue your dreams and goals, to make them happen! And doing it all healthy too! One of the major reasons I love following you on Instagram!!!
  80. Love your blog. Can't wait to get my own sprializer and try out some of your amazing recipes!
  81. I have never been more sad to resist an impulse than when I discovered that the spiralizer existed. Due to a few financial woes (of the student variety) I have restricted my spending a tremendous amount and am doing my best to keep myself focused financially. Even so, I will have a spiralizer in my near future!!! I am so in love with the concept of this product that my friends and family are pretty tired of me. Lol. I am not a huge fan of the feeling I get after eating a big bowl of pasta - that sluggish, 'cheaty' feeling - and would probably use the spiralizer every day of my life. I can easily see it becoming best friends with my other favorite little gem, the Magic Bullet, which I also use daily. If I won a spiralizer, you'd see a boost in your sales! LOL! Please pick me! :)
  82. I love your blog! As a GF gal, your recipes have really turned me on to eating so many spiralized noodles! Thank you!
  83. Congratulations on your first year! I got chills reading about all your milestones with Inspiralized. I don't like to cook but I love to inspiralize! Keep up the great work!
  84. Healthiest way I have been able to enjoy some of my favorite meals! I have not had to miss one spaghetti dinner, because I learned how to use a Julienne on zucchini! Now I would totally enjoy using a spiralizer to create many more dishes! I have wanted to buy one since January 2014, but you know how it goes when the money is tight! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win!!!!
  85. I have recommended the spiralizer to all of my friends. Your recipes have helped add to the adventure. Congratulations and best wishes for more success!
  86. Congratulations on all of your success thus far! I've been following you on IG for a little while and LOVE love Love your posts!
  87. Ali, I love so much this post. Thank you for all this great information. I am a new blogger so for sure your post was very useful.
  88. Inspiralizing gives me the feeling of eating pasta, my favorite comfort food without the sluggish feeling afterwards.
  89. BIG congrats! You've been such an amazing resource in my Paleo journey. Thank you!!
  90. Michelle Y. :
    I love that spiralizing can be healthy AND delicious.
  91. Since I started using my spiralizer, 6 weeks ago, all your recipes have really helped me convince my husband that he doesn't need to eat pasta noodles to enjoy a meal! Without all your helpful hints about combining different spices and flavors, the dishes would not be the same. Thanks so much for making our taste buds very happy!!! Congrats on your 1st. year Blogiversary!
  92. I'm want to start having healthier alternatives to pasta ;)
  93. I fell in love with the spiralizer and recommend it to everyone!! I love that your blog focuses on using it, so happy for your success!!!
  94. LOVE!!
  95. Congrats Ali! You continue to inspire me daily! You're leading a revolution! I have been spreading the word for everyone I know to order a spiralizer and join the Inspiralized Nation!!! Here's to many more years! Cheers!!!
  96. I have been wanting to experiment with this little guy. Trying to find ways to trick the brain visually that I am able to still enjoy what I love most, pasta.
  97. Love your recipes!! I think it'd be a great way to get my kids involved. Would love to win!!
  98. Forgot to leave my email on the previous comment.
  99. Happy 1 year Anniversary! It's inspiring to see where you've come in a year.
  100. Made your shrimp scampi last night...my husband said it was delicious! Love the rice/pasta alternative!
  101. I have been following your Instagram account for a while and try to eat gluten free so spiralizing seems like a great option! I don't have a spiralizer yet but I would love to be able to try out your amazing recipes!
  102. Congrats on one year! You inspired me to buy a spiralizer and share some of your recipes for my best friend at her kitchen themed bridal shower this month!
  103. Knowing how many vegetables i can squeeze into one meal !
  104. Congratulations to you for following your dreams! Just found you last week on Instagram and can't wait to start working my way through your recipes!
  105. Danielle Velazquez :
    I actually haven't spiralized anything yet because I don't have one. However being paleo I have an intense love of all things veggie and I've been obsessing over buying a spiralizer but wasn't sure which one to buy.
  106. Leigh Ann Kiesgen :
    I love being able to eat pasta again!
  107. Linda Cantwell :
    I absolutely love your blog and my Inspiralizer. It is helping me rid myself of Pre-Diabetes and also to reach my Weight Watchers goal. I now love Zucchini Squash for the first time ever. My first dish was zucchini and yellow squash with onions sautéed in garlic-infused olive oil. It was to die for. Keep up the great work! You are helping so many of us change our lives to a healthier one. You are the BEST!!!! Thanks!!!
  108. Spiralizing is something I learned about when I became vegan, and let me just say it was a saving grace! It's an awesome way to get more people turned on to enjoying wholesome veggies and having fun in the kitchen...or anywhere you can bring your spiralizer!
  109. Laurie Barrett :
    I have been wanting one of these for ever so long! Just discovered & became a follower of yours and have seen so many wonderful ways to use this spiralizer and make healthy & delicious meals. Would love to win one of these and get started in my own home!
  110. I just love my pademo. I use it almost every day. Also just love your blog. Your recipes are wonderful. Congrats on one year!!! I tell everyone about spiralizer . I have given as a gift. Thanks again for your great site. I love my bag.
  111. I have been inspiralized.
  112. Sorry to say I don't have one :( but I've tried to eat so much more healthy. I just use my veggie peeler. I care for my 4yo granddaughter and thankfully she loves her veggies! So I'm trying to teach her how to fill up on them. This would be so nice to have and she would love to help me!
  113. Kate RANSDELL :
    My niece, whose sister loves to cook pasta, is trying to eat healthier. I am buying her a Spiralizer and then setting her up with your newsletter! What an Ahhh-mazing accomplishment for you in just a year! Obviously ... what you were meant to do! Thank you.
  114. I love your blog! I don't have a Spiralizer, but I'd love to win one and cook this way!!
  115. It allows me to use up veggies in fun and exciting ways that otherwise would just become generic sides that my husband doesn't want to eat. Thank you! and congrats on one year!
  116. Your recipes inspire me
  117. Discovering the spiralizer itself is the best thing. thanks to you!
  118. I just spiralized for the first time and loved how easy it was and how good the zucchini noodles tasted in your Pad Thai recipe. I will definitely be trying more of your recipes!
  119. I LOVE vegetables but my husband not so much........I would love to find another way to incorporate some more vegetables into his meals.
  120. I love the healthy, quick meals I can make especially with abundant zucchini! I use them raw in salads, or as pasta noodles that cook incredibly quick. I haven't branched out too much with other veggies, but soon.
  121. I love your blog!!!
  122. A lot to accomplish in one year! Congratulations! I was introduced to Inspiralized by my daughter who regularly posts pictures of her colorful and healthy creations on facebook, in emails, and in text messages! You have brought her much happiness in creative cooking and I am inspired as well! Thanks!
  123. I love that I can use zucchini noodles instead of regular noodles! I also like that you mentioned how important it is to respond to readers emails. There have been a few blogs that I gave up on because it seemed like they didn't much care about their reader. Good job and continued good luck for the coming year!
  124. Thanks for the chance to win a Spiralizer. The Quinoa-beet salad looks like a refreshing summer delight !
  125. I'm new to spiralizing and I'm hooked. So glad I found your blog. Looking forward to trying many of your recipes. I'm starting out with the Garlic Broccoli Noodles!!
  126. Congrats, Ali! Amazing accomplishments in such a short period of time! Your blog is amazing!
  127. Congratulations on one year! I'm new to spiralizing, but love eating delicious, high flavor meals without the guilt!
  128. Dallice Markfield :
    Thank you for introducing me to spiralizing! My husband and I are on a low carb diet, so eating veggie noodles and rice are perfect for us. Your recipes are delicious and healthy! Thank you!
  129. I love your site. I use it all the time and love now fresh and creative your recipes are. Thank you and keep on spiralizing!
  130. I'm in love with my spiralizer and Inspiralized!! I'm so happy to get to try new veggies that I formerly hated (zucchini! beets!) and realize a newfound love for them. What a fantastic way to have a healthier lifestyle.
  131. I love spiralizing because you can turn ordinary vegetables into a fun and exciting spiralized recipes. Spiralized veggies provide many alternatives for pasta as well
  132. Congratulations on pursuing your passion and making it into such a wonderful success!! I can only hope someday I might be able to make my dream a reality as well. Your recipes are creative and delicious, I have never come across a "healthy" food blogger who makes such flavorful and diverse dishes (as opposed to just vegetables with a very simple sauce or something along those lines). I have made some of your sauces and used aspects of your dishes in meals but have not been able to spiralize because I don't have a spiralizer :( I am a 17 year old who has celiac and loves vegetables but haven't been able to purchase a spiralizer. I would love to be able to spiralize yummy dishes from your blog, especially for my family! I love that spiralizing takes something traditionally unhealthy (pasta) and makes it into something so healthy and full of nutrients (veggies)!
    • I tried to make zucchini noodles using a vegetable peeler and slicing the strips thin vertically but it didn't turn out as well as it would've with a spiralizer!
  133. I love how I have been able to introduce more vegetables to my children in a way that meals are enjoyable and not a fight!
  134. Shelley Carr :
    My spiralizer is not just good food, it's fun! I now really look forward to cooking something awesome, and getting great responses from my boyfriend who still claims he doesn't like zucchini but loves everything I make with it! Thank you so much for all of your awesome recipes.
  135. Happy Blogiversary!!! Absolutely love your blog and follow you on Instagram and Facebook as well! You are a household name and I talk about you like we're BFFs :) Cannot wait for your cookbook to come out!!!! Congratulations on your continued success!
  136. I love how many more veggies you can introduce into a single meal that keeps the plate diverse : )
  137. So excited to try all of this. New diagnosis of gluten intolerance so this will make life a lot more enjoyable as well as healthy! Thanks for what you do! Crossing my fingers for a win!
  138. I LOVE making "vegetable noodles"! A nice change from pasta! Great blog!
  139. I found your blog via Skinnytaste and have been visiting here everyday since! My husband and I are house hunting, so we're really watching our spending and trying not to make any new "home" purchases until we are in a house. I would LOVE to start spiralizing, especially in the midst of zucchini season!
  140. An easy and flavorful way to add more veggies to my diet while eliminating some carbs!
  141. So amazing that you can blog full time! love your site :)
  142. Jessica Hughes :
    I'm so happy I found your blog! Makes me excited to cook such light and healthy yet super flavorful meals!
  143. Being grain-free, spiralizing has allowed for me to enjoy pasta-like dishes that are tasty and nutritious! I can't stop talking about it with friends and love how the spiralizer makes a great and easy gift! You should create your starter guide into a small book just by itself!
  144. Love having noodles in my diet again!
  145. I love spiralizing because I can take some ordinary veggies and make a healthy fantastic meal.
  146. Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for creating so many inspiring recipes. You've made eating veggies so much more fun and tasty.
  147. I haven't technically spiralized yet (I use a veggie peeler now) but I love how you can take any dish and make it so healthy and still delicious!
  148. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog, and I am grateful for all of your wonderful hard work and recipes!
  149. I love the spiralizer and your great ideas for using it. Thanks to you, I'm able to make healthy and tasty meals for myself (gluten free), my husband (who formerly didn't eat veggies!), my three year old who can be picky, and my 9 month old who is just starting to eat from our table. It's quick and easy to boot! Happy 1 year; I hope there are many more to come.
  150. I love that I can squeeze in more veggies into each meal, and eat a lot more volume for a lot fewer calories, especially since I love Italian food which is usually heavy with pasta.
  151. Congrats on your success! It is well deserved. You have become a go-to resource for me, which I recommend to many of my Transform30 clients. Thank you!!
  152. I love the versatility with eating more vegetables! It pairs perfectly with a detox boot camp that I run.
  153. You accomplished a lot in a year! I love spiralizing because my kids can do it and think it's fun and I end with with meals that make us all feel good!
  154. Congratulationas and happy anniversary! I've never eaten so many vegetables in my life. I'd like to think that I am responsible for inspiring at least six spiralizers in the world and enjoyed a lettuce wrap with turkey and spiraled zucchini for 'snack' at 9:30 this morning. Keep up the good work!
  155. I just used the spiralizer for the first time the other night. I made zucchini ribbon noodles with pesto.......yum. Thank you for bringing this tool to light and giving me a way it make "noodles" that are healthy.
    • My mom is sending me my first spiralizer and I am so excited to have found this site! Can't WAIT to try these recipes!! Thanks!
  156. Congratulations Ali!! Your creativity and passion shine through on your blog and as a reader I truly appreciate that and it definitely keeps me coming back! I love how you share more of your everyday on your Instagram too! The spiralizer has had a significant impact on the way that I eat now (I have recruited many family and friends to purchase a spiralizer and follow your blog as well!), I love to recreate your amazing recipes and even come up with some of own that you give us the opportunity to share via the Community now. Keep doing what you're doing girl!
  157. I like that you can have veggies for pasta and it is a different way to eat foods I love!
  158. Fun names for veggie noodles. Zoodles! Squoodles! Caroodles?
  159. Wow, Ali, we have following you for a good portion of your journey, and love what you have accomplished. Healthy food is one of our passions. Keep up the awesomeness!!
  160. Congratulations Ali, and keep up the great work!! WE may have a new meaning for canoodling, LOL.
  161. Congratulations! And very well deserved. You have a great site and your recipes are delicious - beautifully photographed and detailed. Now waiting for a hard copy recipe book to buy..... No pressure! ( I take it your Limited Edition book has now sold out?)
  162. Congrats on one year!! I love your blog and recipes!!
  163. Congrats on your blogiversary!!! I love your blog and can't wait to see what the next year brings.
  164. I am always happy to see Inspiralized in my inbox, thanks!
  165. Zoodles are my favorite to spiralize- so easy! and so versatile!
  166. As I vegetarian, I am naturally obsessed with inspiralized!
  167. i love that I can eat "pasta" on a paleo diet!
  168. Congratulations on all of your success Ali! You, your blog and your recipes are amazing! I look forward to your book.
  169. Ann Stephens :
    I cannot begin to tell you how much I love my Spiralizer and your Inspiralized blog! I haven't missed real pasta at all! I love getting your daily emails with new recipes! Congrats on the one year anniversary and keep up the great work!
  170. Cathy Taylor :
    I haven't tried it yet but would love to. Winning this would be a great start!
  171. I've enjoyed following you! Congrats on a year! I love that you are a big blogger but very genuine! You take time to reply to us little guys
  172. Congratulations on a successful venture. I had read about veggies prepared this way but when I found your site, learned more, I purchased the Padermo machine.I use it 2-3 times a week and have not eaten pasta in over a year. So glad to have a substitute. I look forward to your blog and new ways to incorporate this style of food prep in my menus. Thank you for taking the risk to do what you believe in.
  173. Thank you for introducing me to spiral cooking. Looking forward to trying new dishes.
  174. Congratulations on 1 year of Inspiralized! This was a fun read & recap of your year, wow! I do appreciate your lite mix of personal with the purpose of your blog. ;) I've been receiving your newsletter & Facebook posts for a few months now but last night was the first night I spiralized zucchini for dinner! I saw too many yummy recipes on your blog to choose from so it was kind of a mix of a few, what I had on hand & my own creativity. It was good & fun! I also found out my dog likes zucchini, ha! She was standing behind me wondering what I was doing since it wasn't a motorized gadget it didn't scare her off. I was about to eat one of the cores left behind but handed it to her instead, just to see what she would do. It was too funny watching her trot off to her bed with it & chow down. I guess she didn't think it was too bad consistency & taste wise, she came back for more! :)
  175. I've never done it before but am interested in trying it.
  176. Congratulations!! I just found your blog and It's awesome!! :)
  177. I love my spiralizer because it's so EASY to use and clean, much easier than any food processor I've ever tried. Right now there's a whole fabric shopping bag of veggies all set to spiralize for supper. Hmm, which one(s) to choose? Come to think of it, the only drawback to your wonderful blog is deciding what to make! Congratulations on your 1-year blogiversary. I'm definitely looking forward to more of your yummy ideas.
  178. Since discovering the spiralizer and your blog, I no longer need to make real pasta! I absolutely L O V E the delicious veggie noodles and it's so much easier than my old way of cutting zucchini matchsticks by hand to replicate noodles. Congratulations on having the courage to take a chance in life!
  179. Congratulations, Ali! Love your blog & my spiralizer...it's become my go-to engagement present for friends! Thanks!
  180. I love my spiralizer because thanks to you there iare SO many wonderful healthy options to cook up!
  181. Love that spiralizing allows me to still feel like I am eating pasta when I am not and avoiding the heavu carbs in the process!
  182. Happy first anniversary and I wish you even more to come :) Love all your recipes!!!!
  183. I love being able to eat low carb, low calorie "pasta"! Congratulations on your anniversary!
  184. I love that I can have noodles without the calories and carbs! Congrats on your blogiversary!
  185. I love eating raw zucchini noodles (so does my husband) and we never liked raw veggies very much. I make a cold spicy zucchini and cucumber "noodle" salad with sesame oil, toasted sesame sees, chili oil and roasted bell peppers.
  186. I found your blog just a short time ago, and immediately bought a spiralizer. Loving all the great ideas! Thanks so much!!
  187. Woohoo! Congratulations on your one year!! I love/want the spiralizer because 1) I love how the veggies turn out, it creates beautiful dishes. 2) it encourages you to get out of your comfort zone; you are constantly figuring out what you can spiralize next and it forces you to branch out and try new ingredients 3) it allows you to make healthier choices.
  188. I Haven't started yet...but I follow your blog. The recipes look very interesting. A friend has a spiralizer and loves it. Congrats on 1 year!!
  189. congrats on one year! what i love is that it's a way of eating healthy without it looking all...vegetably. i'm making that a word. sometimes it's hard to eat those veggies when you know they are veggies, but with this it can be masked as anything and you're still getting your healthy veggies. so yay!
  190. IRENE HOLMES :
    Congrats on one e year! I just got my first spiralizer and it's given me hope to get healthier and eat more veggies!!! Thank you for a great site.
  191. Happy Blogiversary!
  192. I love spiralizing with my kids. It's one night where I know everyone will be involved in the making and eating of dinner. It's such a great tool, I think everyone should have one.
  193. I love knowing that I'm working towards my health goals and weight-loss goals every time I use my spiralizer!!!
  194. I love your blog and my spiralizer! It would probably sit in the cabinet more often if it wasn't for you and your recipes. Thanks so much.
  195. yayayayayaya! makes eating fun again!
  196. Amazing progress. Thanks for all the spiralized veggie recipes, too! Wishing you continued success!
  197. I've never tried spiralizing, but your recipes look delicious! Congratulations on your success. :)
  198. Your recipes look great - I'm looking forward to trying this!
  199. I love how easy it is to spiralize and make a healthy meal....tastes good and looks good!
  200. I love incorporating veggies into my favorites meals to make them so much more healthy. I am so glad I discovered your blog. I have loved every recipe I've tried. Congratulations and good luck! Can't wait for your cookbook :)
  201. I don' know what I love because I haven't tried it! But I want to. Lori
  202. blahnikbaker :
    Happy blogiversary!!! So glad I came across your blog and get inspired everyday by your recipes!!
  203. I came across you early this year and have recommended your site to so many! I love tying new foods to spiralize!
  204. I'm so inspired by everything you have done with your corner of the internet! Can't wait to see what year #2 brings you! Happy to have met you through blogging. :) xo
  205. Love your site - when I first discovered "zoodles", I found you, and the spiralizer, and there was no turning back! Thanks so much for what you do!! :)
  206. I love that I can somewhat fool myself into thinking vegetables are pasta.
  207. Happy blogiversary! I think my favorite thing about spiralizing is that it gives me another way to eat some of my favorite veggies!
  208. I am a HUGE fan of your blog :) Congrats on the one year! I have enjoyed reading your posts and following you on IG. My favorite recipe of yours is the teriyaki chicken, bok choy and corn. It is seriously good. I'm a Registered Dietitian, and I work with patients who have diabetes and high blood pressure, and I have referred so many of my patients over to your website for low carb meal ideas. Thanks for posting your blog tips, I have my own health and wellness blog that is about one year old too, and you are an inspiration of where I want to be someday! :)
  209. Thanks for the giveaway
  210. LOVE the amount of carbs you save.
  211. Oops. Just realised my email address in my previous comment didn't match Rafflecopter. Like I said, I love that you save so many carbohydrate grams and calories. Congrats on your first year!
  212. I love the idea that spiralizing allows you to make healthy alternatives to not-so-healthy foods such as pasta and rice! :)
  213. I recently discovered spiralizing and your blog, so I do not yet have a spiralizer! In addition to how cool spiralized veggies look, there are two things I love about spiralizing!! They are: your love/passion/enthusiasm that is so obvious in just the few blog entries I have read so far! And that a spiralizer would allow me to make even healthier meals for our toddler son and infant twin daughters (who started eating solids yesterday!!). I am constantly trying to find ways to help my children, husband, and myself to be healthy and eat right!! I am wishing and hoping to win a spiralizer so I can start ASAP on this fun new healthy culinary adventure! If I sadly do not win, I will be hoping for a Christmas or Mother's Day spiralizer! ;) happy blogiversary!!! :)
  214. I haven't tried it but I would love to try. I'm struggling with eating better and exercise...I want to find variety of foods to try and I want to be healthy. I found your blog last year and I love following you in Instagram, you are very inspiring. Thanks for the chance!
  215. I love how spirilizing makes veggie preparation so much easier and prettier. We eat first with out eyes so it's always great when healthy food looks good too.
  216. Mandy Shannon :
    I've wanted a spiralizer every since my mom bought one. I recently started a low carb journey, almost a month ago, and know this would help me in SOOOOO many ways! I'm loving my new energy levels, my weight loss, and so many other plusses that have come from changing my lifestyle. Thanks so much for this opportunity! !
  217. I still don't own a spiralizer yet, so I've been improvising with just a vegetable peeler. I'm really inspired by what you've done and what you're doing. I love that spiralizing gives people the option of making a meal that is healthy and is generally lower in calories when compared to traditional pasta. I am so glad that I found you and your blog! Congrats on your milestone!
  218. I love all of the versatility that my spiralizer provides! Just the sauces alone - zoodles go with so many beautiful toppings - but also, the other veggies and fruits that lend themselves to spiralizing are myriad. Still, zoodles are my favorite. I make them every third day. :)
  219. Its so fun and easy to spiralize. I love using the ribbon blade most.
  220. I haven't spiralized yet but would love to win so I can start! Congratulations on your success!
  221. I made my first "zoodles" last night for dinner with fresh zucchini in our garden. I made the Bolognese recipe, and all 4 of my kids, ages 5-11, had cleaned their plates and asked for seconds! Me & the hubs loved it too! So happy to find something to replace pasta!
  222. Stephanie T :
    What do I love most? Ummmmmm... cucumber ribbons =)
  223. I don't have a spiralizer yet, and I'm dying to get one. I have to start out with zoodles because I have so many recipes, but I also really want some sweet potato noodles!
  224. I don’t have a spiralizer yet, so I use my microplane to make zucchini noodles. They are so delicious, and I use them instead of regular spaghetti, or with a little bit of spaghetti to really bulk up a healthy meal. I love zucchini ‘spaghetti’. I don’t love my microplane as much - have had many booboos as a result. Would love a much safer spiralizer!
  225. What do I love most about spiralizing? Watching the look on my grandaughters face when our zucc noodles come out!! Always fun!
  226. Would love to start spiralizing veggies!!
  227. This is very kind and generous, and a spiralizer would be great...it's one of those things I never seem to buy for myself...this would be a huge asset to me on the road to healthier eating! :)
  228. Happy Anniversary! :) what a fun giveaway!
  229. First visit to your bog, and I think I'm hooked!
  230. I haven't used a specializer (yet!) but I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to recipes (mainly yours!)
  231. I love how interested my girls are in the noodles! I'm really excited to try new foods with them. They want nothing to do with grilled zucchini, but they ASK for zucchini noodles! I love being a good example for them!
  232. Obsessed with your blog! Congrats on the blog-versary
  233. Love your blog! Would LOVE to win
  234. I was beyond thrilled to find your blog!! I had been spiralizing for awhile and just doing the same ole boring thing!! Thank you for all the great recipes!! Would love to win and pass on the love of spiralized food!
  235. I want to make nicer zucchini noodles with them and try spiralizing other foods
  236. Happy Blogaversary! I haven't spiralized but I'm really excited to start! Your recipes look delicious.
  237. If I don't win this, I will buy it...but I would REALLY love to win it!! Can't wait to try it out!
  238. I just found your blog and have been looking at it and pinning recipes for almost 2 hours... Oops! I'm making bikini bolognese tonight!
  239. I'm loving cucumber noodle salads this summer!
  240. I love your blog and making healthy alternatives!!!
  241. Melissa Tenpenny :
    I don't know what I like best, but when my summer crops come in, I plan to find out really quickly!
  242. I just found your blog and it looks awesome. I've seen so many recipes lately that use a spiralizer, I would love to own one. We've recently started following a more whole food lifestyle; it can be a bit of a challenge but it's worth it. Congrats on your blogiversary!
  243. I love the spin on healthy food! So creative! It's so easy to get stuck in a rut of the same foods but your recipes really open a new door on healthy eating! : )
  244. My favorite part is not feeling like you wish you were eating something else instead of a "healthy substitute" When I have a zucchini noodle I am not craving a wheat noodle, I am just enjoying what I am eating!
  245. Jennifer Sheets :
    I've been wanting one SO BAD! We're trying to clean things up at our house, and this would definitely help!
  246. I just got a spiralizer and am so excited to try it. I've made zucchini noodles before, but I think this will be like a whole new level. Your blog is a great find because I've been looking for some inspiration and am a diabetic and pasta lover, but trying to cut out more carbs.
  247. Great blog... Thanks for the ideas.
  248. What I love most is that you can spiralize so many different fruits and veggies! I am completely raw and I love that I can still eat spaghetti!
  249. I love that it is a great substitute for pasta
  250. Love your recipes!
  251. I love that i can learn to enjoy a new vegetable in a slightly different way that i may not have really enjoyed that much before. But with spiralizing them into noodles it makes the dish fun to eat & that itself gives it a a different taste all together, if you can relate. Well, that & Ali's totally kick&#% recipes make them super satisfying & tasty! & i like that it makes making the dinner fun also. You almost can't help but smile when that veggie spirals out in a bunch of cute little strings. Lastly, that i have found a way to not only make my life healthier but others as well. My mother was diagnosed w/diabetes recently & the first thing i did was buy her a spiralizer. Thank you Ali!
  252. I have been wanting to try this for some time now. Thanks for the info...will surely help!
  253. Connie Kincheloe :
    I love that you show so many different ways to be creative with the spiralizer! I have been eyeing one of these for a while but didn't want to commit for fear of only being able to use it for only a few recipes.
  254. Love your recipes!
  255. I love the fact that I can eat more vegetables & reduce my gluten intake my making vegetable noodles.
  256. Sharon knitter :
    I am so impressed with your journey and passion. Keep doing what you love and others will love it too
  257. Very impressive! I've only spiralized a couple of times but love following the blog for new recipes to try. My favorite thing about spiralizing is that it's a creative way to "sneak" vegetables into your meal!
  258. I love zucchini noodles! I'll have to try some of the other veg noodles you mentioned in your blog.
  259. I love that my son who doesn't like vegetables asked for a second helping of the easy chicken pomadoro!!
  260. Such a simple, easy, and fun way to enjoy a huge variety of veggies.
  261. I've read a lot about spiralizing, and can't wait to add it to my daily meals to increase my veggie intake.
  262. I haven't tried spiralizing yet, but my bf and I start our first Whole 30 on Monday and we would love a chance to win a spiralizer and use it to make fun dishes and incorporate more veggies into our meals, even after we finish.
  263. I like eating healthier, getting more fresh veggies into my diet with the great recipes you share. Also I enjoy the 'old' favorite veggies in new ways. Spiralized sweet potato pizza crust with pesto? What yummieness! Flavor burst in my mouth! Thank you and keep it up!
  264. I bought a spiralizer a few months ago and haven't opened the box yet. Now that I have some free time, I can't wait to try it! It seems like a great way to add more veggies to my diet!
  265. I love how healthy I feel after I spiralize. I feel so light!
  266. I love your blog and recipes! They are so unique. I use your pomodoro sauce on everything now :)
  267. I only learned about spiralizing a couple of months ago, and was shocked that I had never heard of it before ... shocked!! It's right up my alley and quickly found your fabulous blog and got myself a paderno, as per your recommendation! I love spiralizing so much and have thoroughly enjoyed every recipe of yours that I've tried ... so much so, that I have gotten 3 friends/family members to but one and subscribe to your newsletter, and am hoping to win another spiralizer as a house-warming gift for my friend. Thank you so much for the opportunity, and for creating such interesting and delicious dishes - I'm hooked!
  268. Your journey sounds great, and id love to win a spiralizer
  269. Ruth apffel :
    My favorite kitchen tool. Love it.
  270. I can't wait to start reading more of your blog!
  271. I can't say what my favorite thing about spiralizing is yet because I have yet to try it! But I follow you on Instagram and I have been dying to get a spiralizer and try out all your delicious-looking recipes! So hopefully this is my chance, fingers crossed!
  272. that it's healthy but tastes good!!!!
  273. I can't wait to read more of your blog!
  274. Jessica DeMay :
    I love that I can make healthy dishes for husband and I and they taste just as good, if not better. And I love how easy and quick it is!
  275. Hi, I am so happy Lexi posted about this blog, I am looking forward to reading! Krystal
  276. Orlando Villarreal :
    I have tried various recipes made with the spiralizer, although I have yet to purchase my own. There are so many recipes I would love to try and I need to hurry up and get my own spiralizer.
  277. I love how you can add so many yummy vegetables into your diet by spiralizing! It's a quick and easy way to add nourishing, nutrient dense foods to your meals. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!
  278. I'm so excited to get started spiralizing. Can't wait to try your recipes!
  279. First time on your site. I am excited about the recipes and trying some of them out!
  280. My favorite thing about spiralizing is that we can still enjoy pasta dishes, but grain free, and while getting my husband to eat vegetables he wouldn't otherwise eat.
  281. Love the idea! Soo many options to spiralize!
  282. Love your blog and recipes! And my husband loves the fact that I make different dishes now! Can't wait for your book!
  283. Would love to find out how much I love one of these - hope I win! Today's my birthday and this would be an awesome gift!
  284. i just love how you can make different things with it and enjoy your food the healthy way :-)
  285. Thanks for all of your recipes! It would be great to win not just for me but for my family. I've been trying to push my husband to eat better but if it doesn't taste good to him then he won't eat it....so I'm hoping I can make great food that treat great!
  286. holdfasthopeblog :
    I've wanted to try one of these for so long! They look like so much fun.
  287. I love your site!! I heard about it from a friend and bought a spiralizer that day!!!! You have awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing with us!!<3
  288. So glad I discovered this awesome blog! Thanks for the blogging tips.
  289. I love that vegetables have been turned into something fun. Healthy fun is the best kind of fun!
  290. I love pasta so being able to make veggies into "noodles" is great for me!
  291. I love how it can diversify some of my most favorite pasta recipes and how it makes eating veggies that much more fun for the kiddos!
  292. This giveaway would make dinner so easy. Especially, since I just had surgery and can only use one hand/arm.
  293. Never spiralized before. But I'm so anxious to try it!!!!!
  294. Eating veggies in a fun way!
  295. This such an awesome giveaway!
  296. I love the ability to make noodle dishes with out noodes.
  297. love, love, love! thank you for sharing your talents & passion for spiralized food! :)
  298. Yum! I love making dishes that are low cal so I can actually have dessert too :)
  299. Tally Delmore :
    I love veggies & using them in new ways is always a plus. Your blog always has good ideas. Love the zuc noodles the most. Looking forward to your cookbook. Keep up the good work!
  300. I would love to win this giveaway to be able to try out all your amazing recipes!!
  301. Oh! Would love to win this and then spiralize like crazy :)
  302. I did a google search for blogs about spiralizing and this is the first site that I really took a look at. That being said, I've been looking at & drooling over the recipes for hours! I can't wait to get a spiralizer now to try out all of the amazing recipes and new ideas in some kitchen adventures. I entered every way possible so I'll keep my fingers crossed but either way I'm so excited!!! :) :) :) :)
  303. I love that I can make my favorite veggie zucchini into pasta! I would like and need to branch out and try it with other veggies though :D
  304. I would love to try spiralizing - I am trying right now to figure out a way to make the spiralized sandwich bun without a spiralizer...
  305. My favorite thing to make so far was a butternut squash pad thai.
  306. How easy and tasty it is!
  307. making pasta!
  308. Congrats on all of your success! I LOVE your blog & just found you last week lol..I don't think my email subscription is working though...hmmmm lol..I did sign up!:) I also missed this post by a few hours to be able to enter ha..dang! Next time! Thanks for all that you do & I look forward to learning more on your blog! Joey
  309. Tricia Mitchell :
    Have you selected the winners? I am so anxious! I would love to start spiralizing.

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