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SHIRATAKI MIRACLE NOODLES

Image Courtesy of Miracle Noodle

Image Courtesy of Miracle Noodle

I came across the Shirataki Miracle Noodles some time ago and have become a real fan.¬† These noodles are calorie free, gluten free, and soy free…say what???????¬† It’s true.¬†

The noodles are made from the flour of the konnyaku imo root.  According to Miracle Noodle:

* made of naturally water soluble fiber with no fat, sugar, or starch.
* contain zero net carbohydrates and zero calories, no gluten -made of a healthy natural fiber called Glucomannan.
* wheat & gluten free and kosher.
* Easily absorbs the flavors of any soup, dish, or sauce.
* are instant and come in a variety of styles
* have shown beneficial effects backed by medical studies for Type II Diabetes, Constipation, Obesity, and Cholesterol!
I have not seen the noodles in the store.¬† I purchase them from the website and then store the noodles in the pantry.¬† The noodles are really easy to cook with and they really do take on the flavor of whatever sauce you put them with.¬† Keep in mind that the texture is different than a traditional pasta…I’d equate it more to the texture of mung bean noodles.
My favorite Miracle Noodle is the Angel Hair Pasta, but I am looking forward to trying their new Black Shirataki (It looks like a great buckwheat noodle substitute).
Angel Hair Pasta

Angel Hair Pasta

Black Shirataki

Black Shirataki

To purchase the noodles click here.

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NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO LOOT

The Natural Products Expo West was a blast!  My friend and I walked the exhibits together which was a lot of fun (She is a yoga goddess and the owner of Om My Soul), and I was able to make some great contacts.  I tried so many products while at the expo and brought sooooooo many more home to try later.  This expo was crazy huge.

I was most surprised by how great all of the body care products were…we have come a LONG way in that arena!¬† I expected to go in to the expo and focus all of my time on food products, when in reality I ended-up¬†spending nearly¬†as much time investigating the body care¬†products.¬†

As I mentioned, I think I will be posting some¬†wonderful¬†food product reviews in the coming weeks, but I also must express some disappointment.¬†¬†As the day went on I became more and more bummed about¬†the fact that¬†so many¬†of the products at the expo¬†were being marketed as “healthy” when in fact they were (i.e.) just overly processed “organic” cookies.¬† Taking a cookie and making it organic or gluten-free¬†does not make the cookie healthy…it is still a sugar-laden processed cookie.¬† Products such as these will not solve our country’s health epidemic, rather they will exacerbate it because people will¬†begin eating these cookies or bars and probably eat MORE of them believing them¬†to be “healthy” (since that is how they are being marketed).

That being said, I did find some wonderful whole food products at the expo¬†that I¬†can’t wait to tell you about.¬† There are also some new and exciting fruit sweeteners coming into play.

Check out all of the loot I came home with…

I will start sampling some more of the products in the coming days.  I am going to need to spread this out since I am not the type to just take one bite and throw the rest away (wasting stinks!).  I must be one of the luckiest girls in the world!

If any of you were able to go to the convention I would love to hear from you.

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