Friday, January 8, 2016
Review: Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci
Review: This book is from the popular blog of the same name. It's intended for use with the machine sold on her website. I didn't buy that machine. I bought a simpler one for a lot less money. But she addresses that in the beginning so the book can be used with other machines. The main benefit of this book is the how-to for making proper "noodles" from the veggies. Having tried it before reading her methods, I can say that her method works way better! Mine were soggy or crunchy in all the wrong ways. Her method produced yummy, noodle-like dishes. As for the recipes - only about 1/3 of them are actually recipes that require spirialized veggies. The others are make-overs of popular recipes or ones she has add veggies in a spirialized form when you could use veggies in chopped or shredded form. The recipes, however, are still tasty and worth the price (I paid $11.99) so that is okay. My only other complaint is that not all the recipes have pictures, which I prefer. But the book has a clean layout, easy to read instructions, and lots of supplementary information, like cooking times for multiple veggies and cooking techniques and tools. This is a technique and recipe collection I will be using regularly.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Year Published: 2015
Date Finished: 1-6-2016