Recipe Roundup: Spiralized!

Spiralizer at Work!

Spiralizer at Work!

HI FRIENDS!  Sorry I’ve been so M.I.A. on the site – a lot of crazy things have happened!  My birthday/Easter celebration with friends and family both near and far was a HUGE success and a giant thank you to everyone!  Dan and I are moving this weekend and I didn’t want to leave you all stranded for another week – so I decided to put together a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for you all.

I recently bought a spiralizer – my favorite one is this easy to use, Paderno 3-blade model.  If you don’t have one – GET ONE!  They’re great for quick, easy meals (faster than pasta!) and have a TON of nutritional benefit!  Since a few people have been venturing into Spiralized World, they’ve asked for my recommendations for some recipes to try.

So here you go! 15 of my spiralized recipes that I’ve either made and loved or are high on my list of must-tries!  A few food blogs have mastered the spiralized method – namely Inspiralized (her entire site is based on this!)  She has a fantastic recipe index that is sorted by what veggie you’re cooking with, and there are a TON of options!  Check it out for inspiration.

NOTE: All food photography has been taken by these bloggers – all of which are some of my favorite sites to visit!


Creamy Garlic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta by Pinch of Yum

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Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus by Inspiralized – her blog is ENTIRELY spiralized vegetables!

Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Garlic Cream Sauce and Breadcrumbs by How Sweet It Is


15 Minute Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Noodles by Pinch of Yum

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Chicken Waldorf Salad Cups with Spiralized Apples by Inspiralized


Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw by SkinnyTaste


Spiralized Bell Pepper Antipasto by Inspiralized


Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai by Pinch of Yum


Butternut Squash/Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese by Inspiralized

Spiralized Sweet Potato Curly Fries (and awesome burgers) by How Sweet It Is

Caprese Zucchini Salad by Foodiecrush


Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup by Inspiralized


Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad by Two Peas and Their Pod


Spiralized Tzatziki Cucumber Salad by Fit Foodie Finds

And here, on An Apple a Day:

Greek Shrimp Zoodles and Leftover Breakfast

Healthy Zucchini Noodle Ramen

Cajun Salmon with Asian Spiralized Salad

Chicken Parmesan with Zoodles

Fall Bucket List

It’s officially my favorite season – autumn!  I could burden you with my *actual* fall bucket list.  Pumpkin patch, apple picking, halloween-costume-making, rooting for my maize and blue!  Instead, I’m going to provide a crockpot-cooking, apple-coring, soup-stirring kind of bucket list.  Here are 15 new recipes for fall that I’ll be attempting to make this year!  These are taken from my favorite, inspiring food blogs around the web.

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes by Two Peas and Their Pod


Pumpkin Spice Granola by Gimme Some Oven


Brown Butter Baked Doughnuts by Joy the Baker


Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip by What’s Gaby Cooking


Cheesy Pull Apart Bread by The Crepes of Wrath

Autumn Fall Salad by Foodiecrush

Spicy Sausage, Kale, and Whole-Wheat Orecchiette Soup by How Sweet It Is


Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup by SkinnyTaste


Pumpkin Chicken Chili by Kitchen Konfidence


Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake by Pinch of Yum


Sparkling Fig and Apple Sangria by Domesticate Me


The Perfect Manhattan by Smitten Kitchen


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars by Sally’s Baking Addiction


Flourless Apple Cinnamon Chickpea Cookies by Hummusapien


Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Bars by Baker By Nature

Comment below with some of your fall staples that I can try this year!  Enjoy, and happy pumpkin picking!

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Recipe Roundup: Labor Day

This week is huge.  Beyond huge.  FOOTBALL IS BACK.  I’ve had one fantasy football draft, another to come this week.  Of course, my team is the best and has at least 3 Green Bay Packers on it.  BUT most importantly, Michigan kicks off their season (pun!) this Thursday on the national stage.  Naturally, they’ll make it interesting by starting a quarterback who closes his eyes when he throws or forget to start a running back.  Either way, I’m beyond excited and this Michigan hype video sums up my feelings perfectly.

ALSO, a national holiday is upon us – Labor Day.  I did everyone a 5-second-favor and Googled exactly what Labor Day is – a day “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.”  A Huge Hurrah and Thank You! to everyone’s parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and beyond who began and worked for our American companies and made our country what it is today.

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