Vegan Diaries – Shirataki Noodles

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So. Have you tried shirataki noodles? I was skeptical. But after a long night of yoga, I was hungry for food but didn’t want to eat too heavily. I bought these a few weeks ago but had been giving them the side eye as they sat in the fridge. Could the really be any good? They were an impulse buy. No good comes from impulse spending.

Shirataki noodles are made from the tubers of an Asian plant (Amorphophallus konjac) called a konjac plant. The tubers are dried and ground to make a flour which is then used to make noodles.

Dubious, aren’t you? I was too. Yet they look like they might be edible even approaching the tasty mark.

I get down with some green peppers, garlic, onions, hot pepper, oregano, basil and sea salt. With a giant squeeze of lemon and a splash of olive oil in a pan I’m off to the races. I slowly let the pepper/onion mixture cook and grab the package of noodles.

I’m not one for reading instructions or following directions, I can figure anything out is the fib I tell myself. On this night though my tiny voice of reason was louder than usual. The back of the package mentioned that the noodles should be rinsed thoroughly, parboiled, dried and then tossed into a dish.

They smell fishy coming out of the package- big turn-off. So I rinse them well and drop them in boiling water for two minutes. With paper towels in hand I pat them dry intrigued- fishy smell has disappeared. Awesome.

A toss and a flip with the peppers/onions and it’s ready to eat.

Seriously- it was good. Really good.

Does this replace pasta? Nope. Would never lie to you like that, but if you are looking for a low calorie tasty meal that can be prepared quickly, this is the way to go. The package serves two and at 20 calories (yes, 20 that’s not a typo) you can feel like you are indulging. This will definitely make it into my dinner rotation a few times per week.

I’m teaching most mornings and have clients after work so if I take a 8pm class and don’t feel like juicing, this meal certainly hits the spot.

This is yoga. And you can have your pasta and eat it too.

Namaste y’all.

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One thought on “Vegan Diaries – Shirataki Noodles

  1. Hi, your recipe looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it. I like Miracle Noodle shirataki noodles. First, zero calories, zero carbs and no tofu or soy. They also come in so many different shapes which are great for the recipes they have in their cookbook and Facebook page. I rinse well and sometimes boil less than a minute to eiminate any smell. yes we can have our pasta and eat it too! Their website is http://www.miraclenoodle.com where I order from! Enjoy! and thank you.

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