Saturday, July 16, 2011
Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat raw noodle. Kelp noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. They have a neutral taste and take on the flavor of what ever marinade or seasoning you use. Great for salads, stir-fries, hot broths, and casseroles, while their healthful content provides a rich source of trace minerals including iodine, which kelp is well known for. Kelp Noodles are a healthful and tasty alternative to pasta and rice noodles.
No cooking is required. Just rinse and add the noodles to any dish and they are ready to eat! The longer you soak them the softer they become. I love them because I enjoy foods with texture.
I purchase mine from Sea Tangle Noodle Company and buy them a case at a time and split with my cousin. I have seen them in some Oriental stores but they run like $5.00 a package of 12 oz. It is so much cheaper to buy in bulk on the internet.
As a leader of the Raw Foodies I post a different Raw Food Demo of the Day because it is always nice to share new ways to make our recipes. We also have a lot of new members joining and they are always looking for direction or ideas on how to transition to a Raw Food lifestyle so this team thread is very helpful.
I have actually found quite a number of different Raw Kelp Noodle recipes. I have posted them and still have a few more to come for next week. I have decided to try to group the demo recipes by type. I think when I finish this series of kelp noodles I will move on to Raw Soups. Soups you say in the summer, well all of ours are uncooked and so refreshing for a hot summer day. This time of year we have a bounty of fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to make them with.
Kelp noodles not your thing, then substitute zucchini, butternut squash, sweet potato, daikon radish, etc. You need to think outside the box when following a Raw Food lifestyle. We Raw Foodies like variety too. It is not just rabbit food.
So many different options to prepare:
And this one is really thinking outside the box. I never would have thought to put it into sushi. MMMMMMMMMMMM! I'm going to definitely make this one some time.
and now I am hungry!