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Not Just Another Vegan Potato Salad (Vegan)

NOT JUST ANOTHER VEGAN POTATO SALAD SPIRALIZED TWIRLY BITES (5)

This potato salad is not short any personality. Spiralized, smokey, crunchy, and creamy. And of course it’s naturally gluten-free, ’cause that’s what happens you use vegetables as the base of all your meals and spiralize ’em.

Throwing everything the conventional person knows about potato salad riiiight out the door.
Goodbye mayo.
Goodbye preservatives.
Goodbye dairy.
See ya later sliced fingers… because I use a spiralizer to cut my potatoes yo.

Hello chipotle. The sauce for this is right up there if you love smokey chipotle, well, anything

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Curly Cucumber Salad with Seaweed and Ginger Tahini Dressing (Vegan) + Mothers’ Day Discount!

SPIRALIZED CURLY CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SEAWEED (2)

Warning: if you’re emotionally sensitive (like me), you might want to grab the tissue box.

Mothers Day. The quintessential holiday where mothers and daughters connect. Flowers, wine, family gatherings. It all sounds so wonderful, doesn’t it?

When I was eighteen, my mother was diagnosed with a terminal case of cancer. She was first diagnosed when I was four years old, and fell victim to statuses of both “cancer patient” and “cancer survivor.” (More about that here.) Today, I’m talking to the women who, like me, don’t have a mother anymore. To the women who have been affected by disease. To the women whose mothers are no longer in the picture, whether caused by disease, family turmoil, or other disruptive parting. To the women who celebrate mothers day in an alternative way, just like I do.

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Asian-Inspired Collard Green Handrolls (Vegan)

ASIAN INSPIRED SPIRALIZED COLLARD GREEN HANDROLLS TWIRLYBITES (2)

Spiralized sweet potato is enlightened in a vegan Asian-inspired handroll. Seaweed substituted with a collard green, making this a vegan dish you will LOVE!

Take a deep breath, pour a shot of whiskey (liquid patience anyone?) and do the following:

Grab two pots, two skillets, and a large bowl to mix all the ingredients in.
Boil and drain the bean sprouts.
Prepare and blanch the collard green wraps.
Prepare, blanch, peel, and toast the almonds.
Saute the filling. Mix in the almonds.
Assemble, exhale, and serve with a glass of white wine. Enjoy

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No Cook Spiralized Summer Chili (Vegan)

NO COOK SPIRALIZED SUMMER CHILI (2)

I’ve got Cinqo de Mayo on the mind and am eating this spiralized summer chili by the pound. This dish screams summer and is chalk full of nutrients. If you love the flavor profile of chili but prefer cold foods and salads in the summer, you’re bound to love this dish. Loaded with spiralized zucchini, black beans, corn, and mexican spices – it is no bake, no cook, can be made with a veggetti (or other spiralizer of choice) and is completely plant-based

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Spiralized Zucchini with Raw Pasta Sauce (Vegan, Raw Option)

SPIRALIZED ZUCCHINI WTH RAW PASTA SAUCE TWIRLYBITES (7)

A few weeks ago, I had both the privilege and the honor to attend a raw culinary class hosted by Rawcology here in Toronto and to contribute a segment on spiralizing! As an advocate for clean eating, I have always been intrigued by raw cooking; the nutritional value of uncooked food, or food consumed in its most natural state, cannot be topped. Today I am featuring my favourite recipe from the class, a raw pasta sauce served over spiralized zucchini noodles. I was blooooown away when I tried this; it’s thick, robust, and flavorful, but completely raw!

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Zucchini Mint Springtime Pineapple Salad (Raw)

Zucchini MintSpringtime Pineapple Salad

While my fiance Scott and I were in Portugal, we went to a Brazilian buffet and I had this amaaazing zucchini mint pineapple salad.

Hold on, let me back up a step and try that again.
On our way home from Portugal, we missed our flight, and ended up adding an extra night to our trip in Portugal, as well as a stopover in the Big Apple and Madrid, Spain. Neither were fruitful stopovers (pardon the pun…), except for this Brazilian steakhouse and buffet where I gathered inspiration for this spiralized salad

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Blood Orange Twirly Citrus Stack (Raw, Vegan)

SPIRALIZED TWIRLY CITRUS STACK

This post was originally going to be a crispy kale, zucchini noodle, blood orange salad. And dang, did that combination of ingredients taste good. But, the challenge with classic combinations of ingredients is just that – they’re classic and have already been done a million times. Kale and blood oranges go together like peas and carrots, and the inner rebellious vegetable-lover in me just wasn’t in the mood for predictable.

The inspiration for this spiralized salad was the result of a snowball effect of being in love with my new 4-Blade Paderno Spiralizer, playing with my food, and being on a blood orange kick. I recently got the Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer and have been having a total heyday spiralizing vegetables into angel hair or vermicelli! This is truly the best feature of the 4-blade spiralizer and is worth the purchase just for the angel hair blade itself.

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Cumin Cauliflower Cream Sauce with Carrot Noodles (Vegan)

Spiralized Purple Cauliflower Alfredo 1

So, here I was on Saturday night, ready to have a crazy night and totally jazzed to finally jump on the cauliflower bandwagon. I guess I’m late jumping on the bandwagon because I’ve been so preoccupied with all things Twirly. Why would I bother with cauliflower rice when I can just make spiralized rice? I took a look at the cauliflower alredo on Pinch of Yum, on Oh She Glows (whose inspiration came from Pinch of Yum), and a few others on Pinterest – and thought wow, this sounds finger-lickin’ good!

Well, I must have done something wrong to the cauliflower sauce, because I just wasn’t into it. It was missing something. Sort of bland, sort of like… cauliflower. To be totally fair, I’m going to give the cauliflower alfredo a second chance at some point, but, for now – the two ingredients that changed my lacklustre experience into a gamechanger

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Twirly Fries – The Best Spiralized Fries You Ever Had

THE BEST SPIRALIZED FRIES

If you own a spiralizer, you must make spiralized fries. Seriously, none of this chopped, diced baking business anymore. Just spiralize it (this should be a rap song. Snoop, you reading this?).

I went through great pains to get this recipe right. Not to scare you, but baked spiralized fries are not even remotely close to making regular baked fries. I set off the smoke alarm, twice. I burnt my hand. I melted my spiralizer on the stove. The stove wasn’t even on (just the oven). My boyfriend was nice about it, but I’m pretty sure he was like “who is this woman…she just took Twirly Bites to a new level.”

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Mango Zucchini Salad with “Faux” Parmesan (Raw)

HIGH IRON ZOODLE MANGO SALAD 079

I’ve been inspired by Fully Raw Christina’s Fully Raw Mango Avocado Salad  to make a Twirly Bites Mango Zucchini Salad.  Her recipe is simple but fantastic, with spiralized  zucchinis as the noodle base and the sauce composed of mangoes, avocados, and a touch of rosemary. I ditched the …

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