Healthy living is a daily struggle in this fast pace, on-demand world. It requires dedication, commitment and time. But who has that? Of course, I love gadgets that help save valuable time in food preparation so when I discovered Ali Maffucci’s artful food blog Inspiralized, which shares clever recipes for turning vegetables into noodles, I jumped head first to explore. My first adventure in the kitchen started with a delicious brunch using the Inspiralized cookbook and spiral vegetable slicer. Shifting away from the original recipes slightly, I whipped up a fresh zucchini salad and baked breakfast buns. Here’s how I made two of our favorites the Inpiralized way. Happy Brunching!
- 2 medium zucchinis
- 10 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
- 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly
- 1 lemon, half for rinsing the zucchini whole and the other half for the dressing
- salt and peppercorn to taste
- freshly chopped basil and oregano, or dried if not available
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- Thoroughly wash the zucchinis (you can use half a lemon to rub throughout the skin while rinsing), pat dry when finish then use the vegetable slicer to create thick noodles. Set it aside in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl make the dressing by whisking together vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the zucchini spirals, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese then toss to combine. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving chilled.
- 4 eggs
- 4 potatoes
- muffin tin
- 1/2 cup organic milk
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- Wash, peel, then place potatoes through the spiral vegetable slicer using the blade to create thin strings that are then grilled in a pan until golden. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl mix together the eggs, milk, onions with salt and peppercorn. Spray non-stick oil into each muffin tin and fill with potato spirals. Pour egg mixture into each of the muffin tins then bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through and golden.