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Tofu Shirataki

ok, so I have been checking out low-calorie foods of all kinds and I came across this particular type of 'pasta' that is apparently made of tofu and some type of yam extract. it is supposed to be a pretty decent substitute for real pasta and it has only 20-40 calories and 3g of carbs per pack!! doesn't that just sound too good to be true?

i feel like this is coming at an appropriate time with all the discussions about dieting and the blog on side dishes that has quickly turned into a discussion on how to best warm up to tofu. this seems like a good way to go ;)

this pasta is apparently quite difficult to find but you can order them (for a bit of extra to ship them cold) on i will check out my local whole foods today to see what i can do.

has anybody tried them? any thoughts?

i will report back once i try and find them!

so i found the tofu noodles at whole foods (i did get distracted by all the free sample of cheese for a bit but then managed to refocus on the task at hand) and just whipped up a delicious recipe using the fettucine-shaped variety. it goes as follows:

- drain the noodles and rinse well under cold water
- cube some extra firm tofu
- heat oil in nonstick pan, fry tofu
- add bean sprouts, spinach (just the random veggies i had around, anything else will do just as well i am sure), cook
- add salt, pepper, soy sauce, a bit of ginger and a hint of tahini
- finally, add the noodles and cook until thorouhly heated

done! i just ate a huge bowl of this and the math tells me that this adds up to no more than around 250 calories (40 for the noodles! ~100 for the tofu, ~100 for the veggies and condiments).

yummy! all you tofu-phobes, low-carb and other dieters rejoice, this is definitely a valid pasta alternative and an easy way to ease into enjoying tofu. i will cook up the next pack (i bought a bunch) italia-style - with some tomatoes, onions, basil and shredded mozarella - tomorrow night.

honey31 honey31 9 years 17 weeks
Ill pass!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years 17 weeks
Thanks for the update!
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 9 years 18 weeks
Ohhh that is an added plus!!! Thanks again dear!
margaretha margaretha 9 years 18 weeks
you're welcome pink - by the way, two hours later i am still very full from this...
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 9 years 18 weeks
I'm going to try this Marga! Thank you so much for giving it a go for us!! :kiss:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years 18 weeks
I'm with you on the tofu thing Layla.. my mom loves it and the rest of my fam eats it but I've never been able to bring myself to try it, lol. I'd give the spaghetti a try (i think :OOPS: ).. if I loaded on sauce and parm I think I could handle it ;)
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years 18 weeks
So thinking that Marg. Please :) and thank you!
margaretha margaretha 9 years 18 weeks
haha layla - at least with this you can probably just dump a can of marinara sauce on it and pretend it's actual pasta... i will let you know what i think of it ;)
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years 18 weeks
;) lol
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years 18 weeks
Haha, Layla, now you have no choice but to submit to the Tofu gods!!!!! LOL
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years 18 weeks
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years 18 weeks
:jawdrop: Tofu is officially stalking me. It's a sign that I will like it -hopefully- lol
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years 18 weeks
Perfect for Layla! We were just talking aboout Tofu this weekend.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years 18 weeks
Pls do! I love pasta but haven't found the whole grain ones tasty at all. Maybe this could be the one! :-)
Sica Sica 9 years 18 weeks
Hmm, I don't like tofu! But it sounds nice if you like it :P ____________________________________ "Don't let me get me"