As the creator of the wildly popular blog and the author of the runaway bestselling cookbook on the topic, Ali is indisputably the authority on spiralizing. Inspiralize Everything is organized alphabetically by type of produce, allowing you to cook with whatever you already have on hand, what comes in your CSA box, or what you find at the farmer’s market.
Ali highlights more than 20 vegetables and fruits, detailing their nutritional value and preparation techniques, including the more abundant beets, butternut squash, and carrots, but also the less common chayote, jicama, and kohlrabi.
Each recipe, complete with nutritional information, was crafted to become a well-loved staple in your repertoire with a focus not only on healthy eating, but also on easy cooking. Diet customization options, veggie swap suggestions, and special attention paid to one-pot, make-ahead, and no-cook meals ensure that Inspiralize Everything will become a workhorse in your kitchen.
Whether you have weight-loss goals, follow a specific healthy lifestyle, or just want to make good-for-you food at home, this book has the answer. If you’re a spiralizing pro, this book will become your recipe bible; if you’re just starting out, it will teach you everything you need to know. Either way, get ready to be inspiralized.
About 67-75% of the recipes are accompanied by a photo, so you can see what the final product looks like. Next to the header for each recipe are the nutrition facts, time for prep/cooking, servings, what other produce the recipe would work well worth, difficulty of the recipe (mostly defined by number of steps), and handy classifications like gluten-free, saves well, one pot, paleo, dairy-free, etc.
At the back of the book is a master table of every recipe and how it’s classified, so it’s easy to see at a glance which recipes fall under what you are looking to make. Ali’s writing style is very encouraging towards readers adapting recipes to suit their tastes and what is available/in season – if you can’t find jicama, make the Carne Asada with zucchini, sweet potato, or kohlrabi noodles instead.
Author: Ali Maffucci
Year of Release: 2016