Video: How to Pick the Best Butternut Squash for Spiralizing + My Save The Dates from Minted!

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Another Thursday, another new video on the Inspiralized YouTube channel!

Last week, we talked about how to pick the best vegetables for spiralizing and today, we’re getting specific, with butternut squash.

I get a lot of e-mails about butternut squash – some find it tough to spiralize and I think that’s mainly because of the size and shape butternut squashes they’re using.

With this video, I’ll help you pick the best butternut squash for the spiralizer.

Next, week, I’ll be talking carrots!

The tips described in the video are in the description of the video and also, here ya go:

Tip #1: Pick a squash with the smallest, bulbous bottom as possible.
Tip #2: Opt for a medium-sized butternut squash, about 3-3.5” diameter.
Tip #3: Try to find a butternut squash with a long, tubular part for optimal noodle-yielding potential!

Save the Dates with Minted

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I’m also giving you a sneak peek into my wedding planning process and sharing with you my Save the Dates from Minted.

The last time I talked about Minted it was about this Inspiralized-themed calendar. I love Minted, everything they make is gorgeous and their website is so easy to get around and end up with something you love.

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Check these gorgeous Save the Dates out and then enter the Minted giveaway for a chance to win a gift card. After all, it is quickly approaching the holidays. What better way to start the New Year off than with some of Minted’s New Year cards?

Thanks to Nadya Furnari for taking our engagement photos, which I used for this Save the Date!

Disclaimer: Although Minted.com provided these complimentary Save the Dates, all opinions are my own.

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Jessica Beard says:
I would get the Glaze Christmas cards and a calendar.
MBO says:
My hubs and I did photo postcards for our save the date and thank notes! I, unfortunately, did not discover Minted until after the occasion, but they have such great stuff! Would love to use them for an upcoming event. Fingers crossed :)
BlogMan says:
Might just be my personal preference or my less-than-optimum-hearing, but losing the music during the monologue would be helpful to focusing on and understanding what you're saying. Good at the intro and exit, but not necessary for the content. THANKS for listening and keep up the great work. dv

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ramen is the perfect meal for this season of life. it’s cozy, comforting, filling, and satisfying. 🙏🏼 needless to say, I’ve been eating tons of ramen bowls lately, and I’m extra excited to share this one with you, a take on Japanese miso ramen: Miso Noodles with Smoky Tempeh (using @lightlifefoods Original Tempeh) and Kale. 🥬 🍜 #LightlifePartner⁣

this is kind of like two recipes in one, because this smoky tempeh is good on everything – in sandwiches, on salads, in grain bowls - it’s my go-to flavor when I’m making tempeh (especially for those who aren’t as far along on the tempeh train as I am.) the other recipe is the simplest miso ramen with kale, which you’ll be making over and over again. 👏🏼 also, you can simply sub in @lightlifefoods’ Smoky Tempeh product here, to save time!⁣

you can find @lightlifefoods Original Tempeh at @acmemarkets or @wholefoodsmarket, but use their Store Locator on their site to find out where it’s sold near you. 🛒⁣

recipe below 👇🏼👇🏼⁣

Miso Ramen with Smoky Tempeh and Kale⁣
Serves: 4⁣

Ingredients⁣
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil⁣
8-ounce package @lightlifefoods Original Tempeh, cubed⁣
¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium⁣
2 tablespoons maple syrup⁣
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika⁣
1 teaspoon liquid smoke⁣
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder⁣
2 garlic cloves, minced⁣
1-inch knob ginger, minced⁣
4 cups vegetable broth⁣
1 tablespoon miso paste⁣
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce⁣
4 cups finely chopped kale⁣
12 ounces ramen noodles⁣

Directions⁣
Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tempeh slices and cook for 5 minutes until browned, stirring frequently.⁣

While tempeh cooks, stir together ¼ cup of water, soy sauce, maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and garlic powder. Pour that over the cooked tempeh and stir to coat. Let cook another 5 minutes or until moisture is evaporated and tempeh is browned. Set aside on a parchment lined plate.⁣

Heat the remaining oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the broth and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
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cod fish tacos⁣
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directions⁣
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search the blog for the recipe - and save this video to watch before you make it! 📌 ⁣

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