Elaine's Noodles

  • June 22, 2011 9:12 PM
    Message # 628032
    OK so as I am living a gluten free diet I am always scouring ethnic grocery stores for flours and noodles. I have very high standards when it comes to noodles because I'm Italian and pasta is comfort food for me, so I am always looking for replacements. 
    I have found excellent pasta's made in Italy but they're $9. a half pound at my local restaurant supply store, that's $18.00 a pound. I figure it's about $3.a sniff and a slurp and there are times when I am more than willing to go that way, that's just how much I crave pasta. 
    Yesterday I bought Korean sweet potato noodles. My hopes were high, I love sweet potatoes, and Asian noodles can be a good substitute for spaghetti. So I have been dying to try them, I decided to make them exactly the way it was suggested on the package to get a feel for them, I can always go back to Nana's gravy if they seem like the right match.
    I took them out of the package, they were long, they were thick for spaghetti which I could love, I started to get very excited. They were going to take 7 minutes to cook, that's about the right amount of time for traditional pasta. I started working on the Asian sauce. 
    I decided that the jumbo shrimp could replace the beef, gluten free soy sauce with fresh lime and ginger could replace soy sauce. I added the sesame oil, the corn starch, the sesame seeds...bling the timer went off. Put noodles in ice water. OK!! 
    I reached in with tongs. I pulled one out. Bouncy. Clear. Had a bit of a bite left. But if it were Barilla I would have considered it over cooked or 'Americani' as my grandmother would have described elbow macaroni.
    I'm just going to go whole hog Asian, I added coconut milk to the sauce and fresh pineapple. OK they're chewy with little flavor but they're great with the shrimp and coconut milk. I've put the left over noodles in the fridge, I'll play with them some more later.
    What have you tried with success lately?
  • April 02, 2013 3:09 AM
    Reply # 1256893 on 628032
    That's the perfect insight in a thraed like this.
  • July 06, 2013 4:29 AM
    Reply # 1334216 on 628032
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  • July 07, 2013 7:33 PM
    Reply # 1335018 on 628032
    Hi Maria,
    Not into supplements. Not into Whey as it's dairy. When I was cooking for Bradley Cooper for his body build-up in the movie 'A Team' I made him what I call 'Power Balls'.  And he absolutely loved them.
    I rolled the balls into 100-200-300 calorie sizes and he was free to eat them before a workout, following a workout, between meals or whenever it was convenient for him. I'm going to be making a big batch today for a personal trainer and another private client that is getting ready for back surgery.
    They are nut butters, flax meal, dried fruits and some contain chocolate and others contain puffed millet, which is not part of a Paleo diet. They are all delicious, convenient, portable, easy to eat and satisfying. 
    My belief is that the body was made to eat, it runs on food and even if you're taking supplements they will be better absorbed with food. Chewing is very important in making you feel satisfied, the Power Balls require chewing and consequently leave you satisfied.
    OH and a huge bonus: high fiber and nut oils make for flat tummy and gorgeous skin, something Bradley commented on was that he had never seen his skin so glowing. 

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