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9/25/12 9:53 P

I love the tofu shirataki noodles! They have a slight learning curve, but to get some form of "pasta" for so few calories is wonderful! I am such a fan of Hungry Girl.

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1/28/12 11:58 A

A lot of great info here. I've been wanting to try them and will pick them up on my next shopping trip.

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1/16/12 5:06 P

If you are in an area where there are Oriental stores they will be much cheaper than the other stores.

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1/16/12 4:51 P

Thank you so much for helping me. I finally found some at whole foods sunflower market and they were 4 for $5. I got some good tips off of here on how to cook them and I hope they come out good. I really need to find a better substitute as my family eats a lot of pasta.

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1/16/12 3:39 P

JAJUANNA - you can purchase them online through Amazon for a decent price (where I get mine since no stores close to me carry them), if you can't find them in the store. They are usually in with the tofu in most grocery stores - if your store carries them. If you have a health food store nearby, they might also have them.

There are miracle noodles (0 calorie) and tofu shirataki (20 calories per serving; 2 servings per bag). I don't recommend purchasing the tofu ones online, since shipping will cost and arm and a leg since they need refrigeration.

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1/14/12 2:37 P

Where do you find them in the store??

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1/14/12 1:09 P

I have never heard of any miracle noodles

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1/12/12 9:15 A

anyone who has these noodles and can't stand them, I'll buy them from you if you can't eat them :) send me a message... I love them. Rinse very well, boil for 3 minutes, rinse again.. cut the noodles up and add to a hot dish... you won't notice the texture so much then.. I don't know about drying... I haven't done that...

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1/1/12 5:59 A

Ah Dean Ornish. Yes. Thanks for bringing it up. I believe this is the food plan I should be on. Thank you. Thank you.

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11/9/11 3:34 P

Spaghetti squash is a great noodle substitute!! It is a little crunchy but so yummy and low in calories!

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11/8/11 8:17 P

Haven't tried the noodles yet. I am not sure I will either.

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11/6/11 9:03 P

I tried them- bought a huge box on line but after the first couple of bags- I couldn't do it... I think it was the texture.. I would rather have whole wheat pasta... I have also heard of people slicing zucchini really thin and using that but have never tried that...

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10/30/11 7:32 P

Well, I bought these the other day and still haven't cooked them. Does anyone know how long the noodles last when kept in the fridge?

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10/24/11 8:31 P

I found them at a local health food store. I got both the fettucini and spaghetti. I'm going to read the Hungry Girl recipes first and then try them. Wish me luck!

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10/23/11 7:39 P

I still haven't found them in a store. I've looked in the regular grocery stores and the local Food Co-op. Does Whole Foods or Trader Joe's carry them?

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10/21/11 10:46 A

i started the dean ornish program on september 19th. it is very strict, but so far i am not having any problems. the tofu noodles are actually a free food for me. the texture doesn't thrill me, but for the most part i can get past that...

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10/20/11 10:51 P

These noodles are used alot throughout the Hungry Girl website and in all of her cookbooks. The one thing she is very persistent about is drying the noodles. Such as rinse the thoroughly and then pat dry. Allow them to sit a little bit then pat dry again. I personally have never used them, I usually chicken out before I add them and then use a whole grain variation of pasta. Good Luck and keep us posted with how they turn out.

Once again, here's a link to a collection of recipes using these noodles.

Although I think it was posted already.

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10/8/11 10:08 A

i wish i liked this but i just can't get past the texture of them. My husband loves them though!

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10/6/11 9:49 P

Are these available in Dried noodle form? My family doesn't care for the texture of the kind packaged in liqued.

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10/6/11 9:25 P

These definitely sound worth a try. I love pasta so maybe this will be a healthier substitute.


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9/1/11 9:18 P

A couple tips for the best results with these "noodles":

Make sure you get the tofu shirataki (sp) noodles, not the ones with just the Japanese yam flour. The tofu only adds about 10 calories per bag and makes a huge difference in the texture of the noodle.

Rinse, rinse, rinse! Taking the extra time to rinse them thoroughly makes a big difference in the flavor. That liquid they come in will give a weird taste to any sauce or soup you put them in otherwise.

If you have the time, pouring some boiling water over the rinsed noodles and letting them soak in it for 5-10 minutes will firm up their texture making them more pasta like.

Cooking them in whatever sauce you are serving them with or letting them marinate over night allow them to absorb a lot of flavor and makes the dish far more enjoyable,

I make most of my lunches the night before, so I take one bag of noodles, rinse well, and set in a bowl of boiling water. Put a cup of tomato sauce with meat in the bottom of a Tupperware bowl, drain the water off the noodles, add to the sauce, put the lid on and shake to coat. The next day I can just toss it in the microwave and have nice flavorful noodles with no carb loading guilt!

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8/25/11 11:01 P

I just made a super easy soup last night with some tofu shirataki noodles. 2 cups of veggie broth (I used better than bouillon no chicken base), add frozen veggies (I had peas, corn, and fava beans on hand) boil for 5 mins. then add well rinsed noodles and cook 3 more mins and then eat! I was super easy, very tasty, and filling! I ate all of it myself (3 bowls!), and it was still light on the calories.

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8/18/11 9:18 P

Thai Drunken Noodles

4 tablespoons of Tamari (gluten free, reduced sodium soy sauce)
2 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
2 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce (Thai hot sauce)
1 tablespoon of Grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons chopped Jalapeno chili
3 cloves garlic minced (1 tablespoon)
1 onion, sliced(1 cup)
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 x 7oz bags of Shirataki Noodles
Half a cup of fresh basil leaves, torn

1. Open Miracle Noodles and drain packing water. Boil for 60 seconds, drain again, pat dry with paper kitchen towel or small hand towel. If you prefer shorter pieces cut with scissors. Set aside.
2. Combine Tamari, lime juice, brown sugar and sriracha in bowl and whisk together, set aside.
3. Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat.
Add jalapeno and garlic, and cook 1 minute.
Add onion, bell peppers and stir fry 5 minutes.
Add tamari mixture and shirataki and simmer for 3-5 minutes, then toss with basil.

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8/18/11 9:16 P

3 bags of shirataki Noodle
1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 tsp fresh minced garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp mild dijon mustard
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Using a whisk, combine lemon juice, garlic, salt, sugar, mustard and olive oil (starting with 1 tbsp) in a bowl
Drain shirataki noodles in colander and rinse well with fresh water.
Place noodles in a pan with fresh water and boil for one minute then drain, removing excess moisture with clean towel. Return Noodles to pot.
Add lemon dressing, toasted nuts, & parsley. Season to taste with olive oil, salt & pepper, if desired.
Serves 4

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8/15/11 6:33 A

Thanks! I didn't look in the produce section. I'll check there next time. I appreciate the help.

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8/15/11 5:24 A

Wow. Thanks for the information. I'd never heard of them!

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8/15/11 12:10 A

In the grocery store I go to I find them in the produce section alongside the tofu products. They come in a small bag that is filled with water and they are floating in the water. These are a noodle substitute that are made with yam flour and tofu. The calorie count is 40 calories for the whole bag. They do not stand well alone (as in spaghetti with marinara sauce) but if you mix them with a heavier sauce they are remarkably similar to real pasta. I have made a spaghetti pie with them and it was actually quite delicious. I am glad I tried them. The noodles do require a little preparation and have a weird smell but that doesn't translate to the taste of the dish.

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8/14/11 8:34 P

I tried to find at my local grocer today and had no luck. What area of the store can these be found or must I order them online?

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8/14/11 8:15 P

I've read the whole thread, but I'm still confused. Pasta without calories? Huh?

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8/12/11 7:23 A

How have I not heard of this miracle low-carb, low-calorie pasta?!?

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8/12/11 12:15 A

I made a spaghetti pie with them and it was delicious. You do have to wash and dry them well though.

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8/10/11 10:28 A

I must have done something wrong when I tried these years ago. I was so excited when I found them.......and HATED them. And I'm not a picky eater!

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8/4/11 12:21 P

I just found this and i'm excited to try them! Thanks!

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8/3/11 6:55 A

I have lots of recipes that call for that as an ingredient if you want them. Message me if you want them. They're all healthy, too.

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7/16/11 3:55 P

I love them, when I followed her directions. There are so many different recipes.

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7/16/11 12:46 P

Is it called So you have tried them? Thanks! I bought several packages to try them out, but I haven't tried them yet. I started thinking, "are these really edible since they don't have any calories?" But I read more about them and, even though they don't have calories, they do provide beneficial soluble fiber, so I just want to fix them well so I can give them a good trial.I am hoping to find a place to buy them locally. I ordered them online. But in a city of nearly 4 million, with two Chinatowns, a Vietnamese section, a Korean section and a general Asian section, you would imagine I could find at least one source for them here, right?

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7/15/11 5:24 P

Check out hungry girl's website. She has fabulous recipes for them. If you follow her directions to the letter they taste great.

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7/14/11 7:31 P

Has anyone tried Shirataki pasta? If so, do you have any great recipes for it?

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