Almond-Gouda Sweet Potato Pasta with Baked Chicken

Almond-Gouda Sweet Potato Pasta and Baked Chicken

I’d like to say that Inspiralized classifies as a healthy food blog. While I’m not preaching every day, I think it’s obvious that I live by some main healthy principles, such as “eat as clean as possible,” “use healthy fats in moderation,” “if it’s going to be a processed carb, have it be whole grain,” and “consume as many vegetables as possible.” 

In fact, I don’t cook with dairy milks or creams, white flour or breads, or anything terribly processed. However, I do use cheese in my recipes. Oh, the cheese.

Sounds oxymoronic, right? No, let me explain.

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Paleo Sweet Potato Noodle Bun

Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Bun with Salmon Sandwich

I’ve got to say, the Paleo community is very friendly, inviting and collaborative. When I reached out to Juli from PaleOMG, she responded right away and was enthusiastic about me contributing a recipe for her blog, featuring my sweet potato noodle bun. She even introduced me to one of her other Paleo-bloggin’ friends… very cool.

Now, viewer discretion is advised, because this sandwich is MASSIVE. I purposefully made it larger-than-life for dramatics, but if you were making it yourself, it would of course be normally proportioned. The salmon, bacon, avocado and sweetness of the bun make for a melting pot of flavor and a home-run in the Paleo sandwich department, I think.

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Cinnamon-Nutmeg Sweet Potato Noodle Pancakes with Blueberry Chobani & Baby Nectarines

Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Pancakes with Blueberry Chobani Greek Yogurt

I will be the first to admit, the pictures of these pancakes are a hot mess. Luckily for me, messes are the BEST type of meals. Who wants to feel guilty about sticking their fork into a meal and “ruining” it? Not me. Think of it this way: wouldn’t you feel better if someone spent 10 seconds wrapping your present rather than 10 minutes, so that when you rip the immaculate wrap-job you don’t have to say “Aw, this is so beautiful, I feel so bad opening it!” beforehand? Besides, once the fork hits the dish, it becomes a hot mess anyway. 

Now that I’ve prefaced the photos, let me tell you that these sweet potato noodle pancakes will be the biggest surprise of your life, aside from the gender announcement of your firstborn. Seasoned lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg, these noodles are not only a gluten-free way to eat a pancake, they’re comforting and inviting. 

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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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Fried Egg and Sweet Potato Noodles with Bacon & Vegetable Hash

Fried Egg and Sweet Potato Noodles with Bacon & Vegetable Hash

I can’t believe it’s already the latter end of August. Where the heck did the summer go? I spent a lot of time Inspiralizing, that’s for sure, but where did July & August go? June feels like 6 months ago! While I’m sad to see summer go, I’m excited for the fall. I love autumn in the northeast – the changing leaves on the trees are beautiful and it always manages to smell like baked apple pie and roasted chestnuts…. thank youuu Yankee Candle

Another reason I like the fall is the change in flavors. Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, chili, winter squashes, mmmm. Once September hits, Inspiralized is going to spiralize the heck out of those butternut squashes, just wait! In the meantime, I’ve managed to sneak in some sweet potatoes. I know, I know – spiralizing is great because it’s low carb. However, you only need to spiralize about 50% of the potato to make a full plate of potato noodles….. or, poodles. Tehe.

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Margherita Spiralized Pizza

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Not a day goes by where I don’t get the question, “Don’t you get sick of eating spiralized noodles?” My answer is no, because I eat such a variety of flavors in my dishes (props to me), that I feel like I’m eating something new in texture and flavor every day! BUT, since I’m the only blog out there exclusively dedicated to cooking with the spiralizer, I feel like it’s my duty to bring to you something other than pasta, noodles and the like. In fact, I’ve now created a tab on my recipe index called “pizza & sandwiches, etc.” 

If you didn’t see my teaser post yesterday on spiralized sweet potato pizza, check it out. Sorry about that, I was so dang excited that I made a gluten-free and spiralized pizza, I had to share. The pizza yesterday was made with sweet potato “noodles.” In today’s recipe, I used regular white Idaho potatoes, to change it up.

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Spiralizer Recipe Testing: The Ultimate Gluten-Free Pizza

Two words: spiralized pizza. Recipe coming tomorrow! Happy Friday…..

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The Spiralized Burger with Grilled Tomato, Onion and Avocado-Goat Cheese Spread

I match your ramen burger, and I raise you a spiralized burger!

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If you watch the news, live in NYC, follow foodie Twitters or Instagrams, and don’t generally live in a box, you have heard of the shoyu ramen burger. If not, let me explain, because it’s “so hot right now.” Photo courtesy of GoRamen.com:

The ramen burger is a bun made out of ramen noodles. Basically, it’s cooked ramen noodles that are refrigerated in a bun-sized ramekin for 15 minutes and then fried in olive oil. Japanese blogger and chef Keizo Shimamoto invented this and served it up at Smorgasburg in Brookyln, causing Tweets galore and waiting in long lines. This latest food trend is being called the newest cronut! If you don’t know what a cronut is, I suggest you Google it….. and have fun trying to get one.

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