Meet Ali

Ali Maffucci, Founder of Inspiralized

First off, everyone calls me Ali (but Alissandra is my real name) True to my Italian American background, I love everything food – cooking, eating, reading food blogs, dining out, sharing my food pictures and entertaining friends. I’m definitely that obnoxious person at the table next to you Instagramming their meal before digging in. To me, nothing is better than having an unforgettable meal at a newly discovered restaurant…. especially when you live near one of the greatest culinary cities in the world: NEW YORK CITY.

Read this post and find out how I discovered the spiralizer in March of 2013 and how it completely changed my life.

Finding Health and Balance in my 31st Year

When I’m not in the kitchen cooking for Inspiralized, you can find me traveling, reading cooking magazines, exploring and dining in NYC, spinning or running, and spending time with my husband and baby boy Luca. You can follow my personal journey over at my lifestyle Instagram @inspiralizedali and blog, inspiralizedali!

On June 20, 2015, I married the love of my life, Lu (which I reference a lot on this blog!) You can check out a recap of our wedding here, here and here. Many of my recipes are designed for one or two to encourage couples to cook healthy meals together!

And on September 25, 2017, our son, Luca Leo, was born.

Ali Maffucci, Founder of Inspiralized

Oh, I almost forgot the most important part: On June 25, 2013, I quit my job in corporate America. That evening, I bought the Inspiralized.com domain and on the morning of June 26, 2013, I walked into a local coffee shop and started blogging! I’m taking a stab at pursuing my dreams. Thanks for taking part in my journey….

Can’t wait to hear from you! 

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every night, I have this ritual where I scroll through the photos taken from the day on my phone and pick a favorite, posting it up on my stories with the hashtag #favoritepicoftheday. it’s a fun, sometimes therapeutic way to end and reflect on the day. as I was going through it tonight, the TV was on and I heard the news. ruth bader ginsburg passed away tonight. immediately, I felt sadness and a bit of worry. a worry of the implications politically of her passing. there’s so much at stake in this upcoming election and you all know I don’t get political on here very often, but seeing roma’s little smiley, silly face made me realize that if I’m not being a good role model and using this platform to make the world a better place for her, what kind of mother am I? so VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. 🇺🇸 and as the late RBG said, “real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” here’s my step. 💕 #rbg #ruthbaderginsburg ...

testing new recipes for my partnership with @cookunity and figured I'd share more about it, in case you're new here or missed the announcement earlier this summer (it's still summer, isn't that crazy?! I'm mentally in fall mode already 🍂☕)⁣

you can order four of my recipes (Lentil Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mash, Turkey Bolognese and Sweet Potato Noodles, Spiralized Beet Arroz con Pollo, and Beef Taco Skillet) completely cooked and delivered to you! all you have to do is heat them up and they're ready for eating - I'm always impressed and shocked by how fresh they look and taste! 👏🏼 and don't forget to use code INSPIRALIZED for $50 off your first #cookunity order 💰⁣

next up? my Kale and Butternut Squash Lasagna! Lu tested it out for me today and he said, "it's just as good when you make it at home!" so, needless to say, get excited for this meal - and stay tuned for an announcement when the meal becomes available for delivery (so soon - subscribe to my newsletter, link in profile to stay in the know!) 📥⁣

are you excited for this recipe? I'd love to know!⁣

that's all. savoring the final days of summer and then the cozy fall days, enjoying meals in our backyard. 🌳
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