My new found love is the Sprializer!  I impulsively purchased the Paderno-World Cuisine Vegetable Slicer on amazon with the goal of making salads in a jar.  I then started doing research on the internet to learn more about this awesome tool and I found the website Inspiralized   I was so happy to see to see they were promoting the same spiralizer I had impulsively purchased!

The Inspiralized website is a blog by Alissandra Maffucci and she is a Spiralizing Diva!  When I saw all the work she had already completed and the awesome lessons she taught about the spiralizer I definitely wanted to feature her work.  On her blog she describes the word Inspiralizing as- “Spiralizing is the art of taking vegetables and turning them into noodles. Inspiralized is what you and the dish become afterwards – a healthier and inspired version!
Ali MaffucciAli has been an inspiration to me.  The section of Ali’s website that I first fell in love with was the ” how to spiralize” section. She has a video clip on how to spiralize different kinds of vegetables, a spiralizing tutorial and she explains the different kinds of blades that can be used.   CLICK HERE


I’m going to leave it up to “Ali, the Spiralizer Diva” to teach you how to spiralize and I’m going to focus on those salads in a jar and posting recipes along the way.
My first attempt with the spiralizer was of course 3 meals! I like to make my first meal different from the salads so I don’t feel like I’m eating the same meal every day. This is a great recipe because 3 different salads in a jar can be made to help change things up. The first meal cooked for dinner has Shrimp that is marinated in a Lime Vinaigrette. The shrimp can be cooked in a sauce pan in the vinaigrette or can be grilled on skewers. Make extra Shrimp to use in the Spiralized Zucchini Shrimp Salad in a Jar. As a side dish corn on the cob is grilled and extra corn is made to use in the Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad jar. As a side dish cook Cilantro Lime Rice for dinner and make extra to use in the Mexican Rice Salad Jar. Chicken can be substituted for the shrimp and those instructions are in the Chicken section Click Here. On that webpage you will find this Vinaigrette in the Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Pistachios. This Lime Vinaigrette has been such a popular and versatile vinaigrette that I am going to produce it to sell in salad dressing packages, which will save on prep time because you just add water to the package. The best part of all, is this Vinaigrette is fat free, making all of these recipes included lower in calories.

Another tool that I have not used yet but I feel might be useful and less expensive is the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter

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