As I promised I went out and found the Shirataki Noodles. I found them at my local grocery store (Market District) by the Tofu stuff....like the meats and whatnot. They are kept cold and in water. I couldn't wait to try them today, so I made lunch early for me and my son. I made him a plate too, because an almost 3 year old will tell the truth! Can you tell how happy I am to finally have some pasta in my life? HA!
I started by reading the bag, I noticed it said something about making sure you rinse the noodles very well before use to get the aroma of them off the noodles. I did the wrong thing by taking a big whiff of the noodles in their packaged water before I rinsed them. I am going to try to describe the smell as nicely as possible....hmmm....sour bootay! Yup, you read it right. My advice, DO NOT SMELL. Put them in the strainer and rinse in cold water...I rinsed for at least 5-10 minutes. I did not want to taste what I smelled. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous after I smelled them. I never thought that smell would go away...but it did. Believe me, it does!
Once I had all the seasoning on them, I added sauce to them and put them in the microwave for 2 minutes, but I ended up taking them out early. Everything does heat up very fast! I also added a lot of cheese. Hey, if I wasn't having carbs and everything else was pretty healthy, why not add some extra cheese right? HA. Okay, okay, I was really scared of what I was about to bite into! It seriously looked like a good ol'plate of speghetti though! If someone put it in front of me I would not know the difference...! Now onto the tasting....
Yes, that really is my first bite! What do I think about these noodles? SOOO WORTH GOING OUT AND FINDING! After the prepping, which really doesn't take long...you get your taste of pasta without the sugars, carbs, fat, or calories! What more could anyone ask for? Now for us Post Op's...I could not eat more then 2 bites. Remember, it is tofu and it does expand in your tummy. The last thing I want to do is suggest anything that might stretch your pouch, but for a taste of pasta...I would go out and find them. It is not something I would eat/make everyday...but when I am really craving that pasta, I will buy these again and use them. I can honestly say, since I found these...I will never eat a regular noodle again. Why eat a regular noodle when you can eat this and totally not feel guilty? I actually am pretty proud of myself that I found this.
NOW the real test began. I put a plate in front of my son. Oh yes, the little monster that only eats pizza and nuggets on most days. And his verdict is in.....dun dun dun.....
HE LOVES IT! Sooo...if a almost 3 year old loves it...I know everyone else will to!
If you have any questions feel free to ask! :)