Dear Loyal Readers,
Wow, I can’t believe the holidays have come and gone. It just seems to get faster and faster every year.
Eating, of course is a big trend through the holidays. This of course comes with packing
on some pounds. It is New Year’s Resolution time to start to take them off. Being Italian,
the big Christmas eve meal is all fish. The fish sauce made for the holidays is truly
fantastic. I was thinking, why don’t we have this throughout the year. It would be great
with the miracle noodles. Usually we put lobster tails in the fish sauce but this year
we didn’t. To make the fish sauce you first need to brown some garlic and red pepper
flakes. Then add as many cans of Italian peeled plum tomatoes as you need. This recipe
calls for a lot of fresh parsley and it must be fresh parsley. Add a little clam juice to
taste. Let this gently simmer for hours. It can even be left overnight. A half hour before
serving, add the fish. This year we added vongole clams, shrimp and king crab legs. You
can also add lobster tails. This was just fantastic. Of course you can use more or less red
pepper flakes depending upon how spicy you want it and salt to taste. This is one of the
best recipes you will ever have. Mangia!
Amounts are going to vary based upon how much sauce you want to make.
Red Pepper Flakes
Italian Peeled Plum Tomatoes(from the can)
Large to Jumbo Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
King Crab Legs
Lobster Tails if you desire
Dear Loyal Readers,
I’ve decided my new years resolution this year is going to be to lose weight. I’m going to lose another 15 pounds. I’ve decided to do this by eating more shirataki noodles to lose weight. Do I think eating shirataki noodles to lose weight for my new years resolution is possible? Absolutely! Shirataki noodles as you have probably found out already are an incredibly efficient way to lose weight, and eat healthy. Why not take control of your life and make this realistic new years resolution with me as well.
Some other updates that are going on on the site are as follows:
I have found two great websites that sell lots of delicious ingredients to go with the shirataki noodles. The first one is Dakota Buffalo Company. These guys sell perhaps the best buffalo meat I have ever had. The cuts of buffalo meat I have absolutely never seen at a supermarket as well. If you appreciate great buffalo, or want to try something delicious check them out! Buffalo is similar in taste if you have never had it to beef, however it is significantly healthier. Buffalo can generally replace beef on any of the recipes on this site.
The second site I’ve found is The Crab Place. This company is located in Maryland and ships their delicious crabs all over the country. They also have clams some fresh fish, clams, oysters, shrimp, scallops and lobsters. I highly recommend trying at least the crabs from this company, they are going to likely be significantly better than anything you can buy locally.
There will also be a lot of new recipes coming out at the start of the new year.
Thanks for reading and happy holidays!
Dear Loyal Readers,
A couple of updates from Diet Noodle Shop:
1. I have just created a Squidoo Lens. Its got very similar content to the site here, however its a lot simpler to navigate since its got some of our best content on one page. Come check it out! Squidoo Lens
Ive also uploaded our 50th recipe this past week for those of you keeping count. If you havent been here in awhile come check out our new ones you will love them! Shirataki Noodle Recipes
Dear Loyal Readers,
Today I’m proud to present to you one of my families secret recipes. I actually had to ask for special permission to even put it on the site! Its our recipe for Chicken Cacciatore. Its not fancy like you can order at some restaurants with like 100 ingredients. This is just pure simple deliciousness. Try it out! We also added 4 other recipes to the site too.
Heres a link to the Chicken Cacciatore with Shirataki Noodles
Almost all of the recipes you will find on our website are, family recipes. The other sources we have for gaining shirataki noodle recipes are from one of our favorite vendors of Asian ingredients, Asian Food Grocer. They have a huge selection of recipes from Asia, and I see there recipes as a great supplement to what we have here. When we create our Shirataki Noodle Recipes, we are coming from different direction culturally. For one thing, we are using our Italian roots to create dishes which uses a Japanese ingredient. Given, shirataki noodles are not that far off of regular pasta, and are a delicious substitute, we still use almost all non Asian ingredients in our dishes. You can navigate our recipes really easily from either of our menus on this site. Also, if you really like our recipes, Miracle Noodle Website is a great vendor for shirataki noodles as well. They are delicious, and ship really fast.
Dear Loyal Readers,
I just posted three new recipes to the site. The first one is for a delicious soup with Shirataki Noodles and Tofu. The Second recipe is a derivation of one of my moms specialties: Shirataki Noodles with Tomato Sauce and Sausage. The third dish is also a sauce my mom has perfected over the years: Mussels and Clams in a White Wine Sauce over Shirataki Noodles.
If you like our recipes, or if your curious about trying these noodles, I highly recommend trying these dishes. Ive loved them for years, and Shirataki Noodles has made them significantly healthier.
Don’t wait to start your diet, start losing weight today. Switching to Shirataki Noodles is a great way to start.
Over the last few weeks, I have been researching recipes to try with these diet noodles. I went onto the Food Network website and found some healthy recipes that intrigued me. They were all standard recipes that were used in their magazine. I am going to talk about the two that intrigued me the most and I thought were the best. I adapted them to my taste and found them quite good. The point of this was to utilize shirataki noodles in a delicious meal. One was for Chicken and Zucchini Alfredo. Before you get nervous about the Alfredo sauce, it is a low fat recipe. It was surprisingly good. You can use other vegetables or a combination of vegetables if you like. Broccoli, string beans, carrots and cherry tomatoes work well. I used the cherry tomatoes.
I enjoy a nice clam sauce every now and then. Sometimes red clam sauce but usually white. I found one I liked, which was fairly simple and quick. It uses fresh clams which are so much better than canned. All you need to do is heat 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium to low heat. Add about 3 tablespoons of chopped garlic. You can add a little more or less depending upon your taste. Garlic is super healthy for you. Just cook for a few minutes until soft but don’t brown the garlic. Add about ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes. My family loves red pepper so I used a full teaspoon. Then open a bottle of white
wine and add ¾ cup and ¼ cup of water. Turn up the heat to high. Add 36 little neck clams. Make sure the clams are thoroughly cleaned. Cover and let cook for between 5-7 minutes or until all the clams are opened. In the meantime, cook the diet noodles. When everything is ready add the clam sauce to the diet noodles and toss together. You can add salt, black pepper and even more red pepper to taste. I like to sprinkle a little grated parmesan cheese into my bowl, but that is up to you.
I have truly grown to love Shirataki Noodles! I have been using these terrific diet noodles a lot over the last few weeks. It is easy to get used to the taste difference between these and real pasta. I have had a chance to try the new penne pasta cuts as well as the orzo diet noodles. The most important thing to remember is to make sure you clean them well before you cook them. You can see that in the video I have made on how to cook shirataki noodles. They can have a funny smell coming out of the bag but thoroughly washing them takes this away. I have been substituting these zero calorie noodles anywhere I would use regular pasta. I have tried the penne diet noodles in a cold pasta salad. That is a great shirataki noodle recipe. I used a little white vinegar, a drop of low fat mayonnaise, just enough to wet the pasta. Add in some salt and pepper. Then cut up some vegetables that you like. I used broccoli, red pepper, Spanish onions, carrots and celery. However, you can add in olives, peas and anything else that you like. I also tried a spaghetti pie. I boiled the pasta, opened three eggs, grating cheese, salt, pepper and a drop of water. Mix this like you are going to scramble your eggs. Add some bread crumb to help hold it together. Mix in the spaghetti. Spray pam on a round pie baking pan. Fill the pan with the mixture and sprinkle some more grating cheese on top as well as breadcrumb. Spray the top with some more pam. You can add asparagus or broccoli, but that is totally up to you. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes but check regularly after 20 until golden brown. You will be amazed at how filling and healthy this can be. Lastly, I made some chicken soup. I used the orzo in here instead of rice or pasta. The diet orzo was delicious and had no calories but was very filling. Try all of these, you will like them and automatically lose weight along the way.
Those latter two recipes will be added shortly to the site in our next updates!
I have to say this is our best recipe yet. Heres a copy
Ground up turkey meat
Can of fresh tomatoes
Package of diet noodles (Shirataki or whatever you like)
Can of tomato paste
1. In a frying pan add olive oil and 3-5 cloves of garlic
2. Brown the garlic by cooking slowly in the oil
3. Once the garlic is brown add the ground of turkey meat
4. Fry the meat breaking the meat up into small pieces
Optional- GO CRAZY: ADD SASUAGE OUT OF THE WRAPPER TO THE TURKEY WHEN FRYING IT
(MAKES IT MORE FATENING BUT IT TASTES VERY DELICIOUS)
5. Once the turkey meat is cooked drain the fat out and transfer the meat from the frying pan to a big (pasta pot)
6. Add the can of tomatoes and tomatoes paste to the pot, also add salt, pepper, and fresh basil, if you like it spicy add crushed red pepper flakes
7. The longer you let the sauce cook the better it tastes, let it sit at least one hour for better results let it sit for 4-5 hours cooking on slow mixing the sauce around periodically
8. Cook your shirataki noodles (watch the video for this. But basic steps are rinse then boil for 2-3 minutes)
Boom healthy fresh pasta in a bolognese sauce