It’s still cookbook week, so we’re celebrating Inspiralize Everything!
Today I’m showing you just how versatile the cookbook (and of course, spiralizing) truly is! Simply by swapping in a new spiralized vegetable, you have a brand new recipe!
And I’m going to show you an example, using these spiralized raviolis (how gorgeous?!)
In the cookbook (Inspiralize Everything), each recipe comes fully categorized with the following categories:
- Dairy Free
- Dairy Free Optional: The dairy listed in the ingredients is not integral to the dish and can be omitted without sacrificing much flavor. I’ve also included some nondietary cooking features to give you a bit more background information on each dish.
- Low-Cal: Under 300 calories per serving
- No Cook: Doesn’t require any heated cooking, so it is mostly assembly based.
- Saves Well: Works well as leftovers (so you may want to make extra!)
- One Pot: Cooked in one pan or pot for the easiest cleanup.
Aside from the category classifications, you’ll also see 1 to 3 spirals (little spiral graphics!) that indicate how “difficult” the recipe is. One spiral means easy, three means difficult and by difficult, it just requires more time, perhaps ingredients, and special techniques (like ricing the spiralized veggies!) However, as you know, none of my recipes are too difficult or fancy.
Besides the spirals and categories (and cook times and full nutritional information), there’s also a section called “Also Works Well With” where I suggest which spiralized veggies can be subbed in. I created this to encourage you to eat seasonally and get the most out of the recipes!
For example, in the Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage and Toasted Pine Nuts, you can easily sub in zucchinis and make this dish summer-friendly.
Look what the recipe now looks like with zucchinis:
Totally new flavors, new nutritional information, a new season, and a new recipe title: Zucchini Raviolis with Sage and Toasted Pine Nuts! Although, I’m no Evan Sung, so definitely not as great of photos…
So, I encourage you to use that “Also Works Well With” box to find new uses for recipes – and create your own versions. Even if I don’t recommend a certain veggie that would also work well, that doesn’t mean that it won’t! Just use whatever you have on hand, that you’d like!
For those of you who have received the cookbook – what do you think?! I can’t wait to hear your feedback! And if you feel compelled, please leave a review on Amazon to help me Inspiralize others!