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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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