One of my favorite foods when I feel "down" is a delicious beef Ramen. For some reason, this tasty dish is known as "comfort food"! And they are not wrong. For the cold days and also those moments when we feel sad... only a nice soup has the power to make us feel better. Many people add eggs to the Ramen, but I'm not a big fan of that kind of match. Let me tell you my sad story: Those soups with eggs... remind me of when I was little and had chickens (my pets). One day they disappeared... mysteriously. To commemorate that day, my grandmother made chicken soup and egg-drop soup. At that time, I did not make the connection of the mysterious disappearance with the rich soup ... but one gets old and suddenly everything makes sense. From the day I connected the dots, thinking about egg-drop soup makes me feel nauseated.
Now that I live Low-Carb... As a Puerto Rican, a sancochito or a salchichón (sausage) soup has the ability to awaken the sleepiest soul. Just how I've been feeling these days. If you've already made your switch to LOW-CARB or are looking to cut back on the carbs you eat, this recipe can save your life.
Are Shirataki noodles good? *Shirataki noodles are very low in calories (5 calories and less than 1g of net carbs per 4oz).
*Dissolve (digest!) easily. *They help keep your blood sugar low! *They make you feel full. *You feel like you actually ate noodles, which helps you emotionally go through your first few days of dieting more at ease. ** Comfortable food! *They help keep cholesterol under control. *They feed the "good" intestinal flora.
If you've already tried these "noodles" and hated them, let me give you a few tips to make you try one more time!
Pro-tip # 1: The "miracle noodles" also known as "zero" noodles or "Shirataki" noodles, have a very peculiar (unpleasant) smell when you open the package. To get rid of that smell you just need to "rinse" the noodles with clean hot water several times and dry them with a paper towel. Before adding them to your menu, wash them at least 5 times and dry them well. Pro-tip # 2: If you want your "noodles" to have a "harder" consistency, after drying them with towel paper, put them in a pan over medium heat and toast them for a few minutes. Pro-tip # 3: Check the labels. Always. Until a few days ago, I used to buy my noodles at my nearest Walmart. Zero carbs. 5 calories. But today I checked the label again and to my (bad) surprise, they added chickpea flour and other ingredients that lead to 5g of carbohydrates for just 4 oz of "noodles". Pro-tip # 4: Add mushroom slices, chives, pepper strips. Substitute chicken or shrimp for beef for a different kick. Here are some suggestions for Shirataki noodles and ingredients for this recipe:
Organic Shirataki noodles: https://amzn.to/34ZgvUT
Here's a tutorial for inspiration:
Lots of love,
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