The Hemp Connection + [vegetables]

Food of the week: Shirataki Noodles

I demo'd these noodles in my last Whole Foods class and they were such a hit I wanted to share with the rest of you.

Shirataki noodles are noodles made from the root of the Konjac plant. They are gelatinous and high in fiber, and have very little carbohydrate. Here is more information about them on Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirataki_noodles

These noodles are fairly easy to find in my city, and we found them last week in Los Angeles. They are packaged cooked, and are in a plastic bag in the refrigerator case. You do need some type of cooking to heat them up, but that can be microwave, skillet, whatever you choose. Here is a picture of them so you know what you are looking for.

One of my clients likes to eat them with a little bit of salmon and olives. Another one shared this recipe:

Ingredients- Package of frozen mixed vegetables, olive oil, garlic, shirataki angel hair noodles, soy sauce, sesame seeds, pepper to taste
1. In a large skillet, sautee frozen mixed vegetables in olive oil
2. Microwave the noodles for 2 minutes
3. Add noodles to vegetables
4. sprinkle soy sauce and seeds and ENJOY!

For more information and ideas, visit www.shiratakinoodles.net.