Friday, January 20, 2012

Product Review: Tofu Noodles

House Foods Shirataki Tofu Noodles have been made famous by Hungry Girl and I have been reading about them for YEARS.  Literally, years, people.  I have been curious, but not so curious that I was going to mail away for a package of 15 servings of noodles for $60 (+ shipping) just to have a pool of mushy goo in a pan (Elizabeth Shue reference). 
However, while perusing the Fresh Market the other day, I stumbled upon these very noodles!  I immediately bought a package of the fettuccine variety and played with the watery, gel-like pacakge the entire rest of the trip in the store, musing about the possibilites.  When I got home, I immediately opened them.  Yes, Hungry Girl was correct, they do have an earthy smell that is quite unappetizing.  So, I remembered the tips:  rinse, pat dry, and then disguise them with other foods.  Ha ha!

I sauteed them in olive oil, fresh micro-grated garlic, salt, and pepper.  Combined with stir-fried mushrooms and broccoli and a pinch of Parmesan cheese, these were a slam dunk!  The best part?  Zero points plus for a package of these.  SAY WHAT?  Freakin zero?  Ok!  YES!  I'm not saying I will eat these every night, but maybe every week.   (Click here for nutrition stats).

Thanks Hungry Girl and Fresh Market!


wrestling kitties said...

"Like Spaghetti-O's?" :)

These sound interesting. Though Terry would never eat these, I am all for finding foods that can be disguised with other foods and are healthy for you!!

Thanks for the review!

Summer said...

Yum! If you were my neighbor, I would have invited myself over for dinner. :) Sounds delish!

Iris Took said...

WK - Like Spaghetti-Os with meat! HAHAHAHAH

Summer - I WISH you were my neighbor.