I’ve tried variations of low-carb diets over the years. I’m on a low-carb diet right now, and so when I received Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci, I thought it would give me the chance to try some new recipes and mix it up a little with my vegetable intake.
After reading through the book, I ended up ordering a spiralizer! I had to really think about it before I pushed the “buy” button because the last thing I want is an unused gadget in my kitchen.
There are some really interesting and tasty-looking recipes in the book, but with my current low-carb diet, I’m not eating anything with cheese, yogurt, or potatoes. That cut down on some of my options, but I will save some of them, like the Deconstructed Zucchini Manicotti, for another day.
I think the best recipes are in the pasta and noodles section that include dishes like Bacon Cacio e Pepe, Thai Drunken Zucchini Noodles with Pork, and Sweet Potato Carbonara. It’s got me inspired and ready to eat when my new toy comes in the mail!
One thing I would consider with the book is that I wouldn’t bother with using the spiralizer to “rice” vegetables. I’ve “riced” cauliflower and other veggies just by cutting them into smaller pieces before putting them into a food processor.
The book is laid out nicely, dividing the recipes into things like breakfasts, casseroles, and rice dishes. I love the photography and the dishes are beautiful to look at. I appreciate how everything is laid out clearly, especially for someone like me who is completely new to spiralizing. Her section on Best Practices for Spiralizing Fruit and Veggies is a handy chart to look at to figure out what blades work best and the cooking method.
I enjoyed reading through this book and it’ll be a fun accompaniment to my new toy!
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.