Two things are happening today:
1. The UK edition of my cookbook is now available for purchase! Grab your copy here on Amazon or pick it up at Sainsbury’s, some WH Smith branches and Waterstones.
2. The Inspiralized Community is relaunching!
Now, you may be asking yourself, “what the heck is the Inspiralized community? I thought this was the community?!”
While the blog and all our social media channels make up the community, there is also a dedicated community that I started a little over a year ago. However, with the cookbook, the Inspiralizer, the new website, and the other tricks I have up my sleeve (!!), this exclusive community was neglected and I apologize!
Now that the Inspiralizer is about to hit your kitchen countertops, I want to make sure that you all have a dedicated space to chat about everything Inspiralizer-related. This community is monitored by Meaghan and I, so you’ll never have a question go unanswered, we promise that.
Best part? It’s free to join!
Come take a look inside and then, of course, join the community (it’s free!)
Why launch a community?
After so much activity on my Instagram and the kind notes I’ve received from readers, I decided it was time to bring you all together and build a community where you can interact and swap ideas.
I’ve seen so many amazing recipes posted on my Facebook wall and hashtagged (#inspiralized) on Instagram, I thought there should be a spot where all of you could come together and share!
What is The Inspiralized Community?
This is a community for all lovers of spiralizing to join together in one place. You’ll be able to share recipes with others, talk with those who have similar diet preferences as you and even join special-interest groups to get advice and inspiration from other members.
We’ll be participating right beside you. We’ll be reading through forums, messages, posts and groups! We are active members, so expect to see us around, answering your questions and chiming in (aside from the daily updates!)
Most importantly, if you own the Inspiralizer (the official spiralizer of Inspiralized), this community will help you with any questions or issues you may have with the product. Our Customer Service team will be monitoring the community to assist with any questions you may have, as you break in your new Inspiralizer!
This is your one-stop-shop for everything Inspiralized and everyone who is Inspiralized!
How do I access the Community?
After you sign up, there will always be a link to it on the navigation bar – just scroll over “about” and you’ll see “the community.”
What’s inside the Community?
Updates by Inspiralized, which will include special announcements, updates from the blog and in the future, special giveaways and exclusive content such as videos and recipes! Also, I’ll be featuring members (with interviews!), groups and other content.
There are General Forums with topics for member discussion such as “What’s for Dinner?”, “Ask Ali!” and of course, a forum for posting recipes. This is your chance to talk with others who are Inspiralized! You’ll be able to start your own forum topics.
This section allows you to friend and message with other members and perhaps organize meetups with other Inspiralized members who live near you! You can friend other members, message them and view their activity feeds. Note: last names have been blocked out for privacy!
You can also comment on each others’ walls, send private messages and “like” their posts. By clicking on “My Page” you can see your own profile, as a member of the community!
Probably the #1 reason to use the community: get all of your Inspiralizer-related questions answered! Not sure how to use a certain feature? Want to share a suggestion for an Inspiralizer 2.0? This is your hub for everything Inspiralizer-related! Our customer service promise: all inquiries will be answered within 24 hours! Most importantly, we want you to share all the fun you’re having with the Inspiralizer – especially your pictures!
I’ve loved seeing all of your creations on Instagram (hashtag #inspiralizedcookbook!) – you all come up with the most creative tweaks and spins on the original recipes! In this section, you can ask questions about the cookbook and most importnatly, post your photos of recipes made and share how you made it your own. Also, a few have mentioend that the cookbook doesn’t have enough pictures – well, request a picture from a certain recipe, I’ll make it and post it up! Simple as that.
These are diet or topic-specific groups to join as a way for members to band together that have special interests, such as “Inspiralized for Weight Loss” or “Paleo & Inspiralized” or “Inspiralized Mommies. You can start your own group at any time and bring other members with similar interests together!
We will be holding monthly Recipe Challenges (starting in May!) with special themes. For example, check out last October’s theme: “Anything with sweet potatoes.” With these challenges, members have one month to submit their recipe (with a picture!) and then be featured on the community and the blog (Inspiralized.com) where readers will then vote on the winning recipes! There have to be at least 5 recipes submitted for us to go to a vote! The winning recipe will then be recreated and photographed by me and featured in a blog post.
Are you ready to get Inspiralized with others? Then join the community today!
Win a Copy of the Whole30 Cookbook
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a copy of the new Whole 30 cookbook: if you’d like to enter the giveaway for this cookbook, you can do so by joining the Inspiralized newsletter! If you’re already subscribed, you’re automatically entered to win! I will be selecting a random winner on Friday at 5pm EST! Thank you to the Whole30 team for producing such an inspiring book and for offering this giveaway for you all!
Click the image below (or here) to join the newsletter (oh, and you get a FREE spiralizing starter guide e-mailed to you after signing up!)