Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello, Miracle Noodles! for GFCF & SCD

 So I have seen Shirataki MiracleNoodles in my local health food store, and always passed them by. For one thing they feel all slimy and are swimming in water, for another I had thought they were made from a kind of kelp, which would have made them illegal on the SCD diet. I decided to do a little more research into them, and turns out they are SCD legal! Hoooray. Apparently they are strictly made of fibre from the Konjac plants root. Konjac is the little cube of stuff you get in those little Lychee jellies from the asian grocery stores (which are yum but not SCD legal). Its used as a vegan substitute for gelatin and can be made into all shapes and sizes of noodles and rice. The best part is they are carbohydrate, gluten, dairy, sugar and calorie free and good for digestion. Since we have given up all grains on SCD, this truly is a miracle. The trick seems to be rinsing them well for a couple of minutes to remove the water they're packed in, and then either boiling them for a few minutes, or stir frying them to firm up the texture. They will take on the flavour of whatever you put them with. I'm going to pick some up this week and try them out, here's hoping they're as good as they promise!

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