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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

NoOodles -Review and Recipie-

NoOodles are a product that contains no gluten, no carbs, no calories, no Soy, no Fat.  Basically they are made of Glucomannan flour or as most would call it Yam Flour.  This is what makes the noodles so strange. The web page for the NoOodles says that the item is "uniquely textured noodles are thin, chewy, translucent, gelatinous with almost no flavor by themselves."

When you first look at a package of NoOodles they kind of look intimidating.  They are clearish, white and floating in what looks like water.  This is what put me off for a few days.  The truth is I didn't have a clue on how I was going to prepare them.  Then looking at recipes I finally got an idea a new recipe that I am going to share with you.

When you first open the package you might notice the smell.  It is not really a pleasant smell.  That is a little off putting but if you taste the NoOodle its self you will find that it has almost no flavor, so they were not kidding. The next thing you will notice is that the texture of the noodle is very weird.  It is not like a corn or a rice flour noodle at all.  However, tasting the plain noodle gave me the perfect idea of what to do with the noodle.  Since they reminded me of glass noodles I decided to treat them as such.  This is where I got my idea for my dish.

Once I had cooked the NoOodles I found them to be rather pleasant and just as satisfying as regular noodles.  They held the flavors of whatever you cook them with so be cautious with what you add to them.  The recipe I came up with was a basic pan fried noodles with smoked salmon.  While the dish was still low calorie, low fat, and gluten free, it did now contain soy and sodium.  The noodles had great flavor and texture when prepared this way and that unpleasant smell when you first open the bag is long gone.  I ended up having to share my lunch with my very curious husband and mother in law. However, I think this is best suited as a side dish!


1 teaspoon sesame oil (keep this light or it will destroy the flavor)
2 tablespoon GF soy sauce (or to taste)
1 package of NoOodles
A few drops of sriracha sauce (or to taste)
1 celery stalk finely chopped
A palm full of sesame seeds
1 fillet of smoked salmon
(feel free to add many more vegetables, I used what I had on hand.)


Heat the oil in a pan on med/high
Add the NoOodles and celery
Lightly fry the NoOodles and celery for about 3 to 5 minutes
Add the soy sauce, seeds and sriracha sauce to the NoOodles and mix well
Pan fry for another minute or two until the noodles are to your liking.  I liked mine a little more fried.
Remove the Noodle mixture from heat and place into your plates or bowls
Top the Noodles with a piece of Smoked Salmon.
Enjoy while the mixture is hot!

I also found that this mixture works well rolled in the smoked salmon if you would like to try it that way.  Now you have a gluten free, Asian inspired meal that is low calorie.  How much better can it get?

To find out more about NoOodle or to find more recipes for this unique food item please visit http://www.nooodle.com/

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  1. NO calorie noodles...I'M IN! Amazing!

  2. Yum! These sound like a great alternative to regular starchy pasta! Love that they're not just a substitute, but take on a whole flavor/texture of their own. :)

  3. have not seen these at the market will have to keep my eyes out.

  4. These noodles are great! They do smell, just rinse them off, cook off the extra liquid in a frying pan for a few minutes and enjoy! I eat them with peanut sauce and marinara or toss them in soup. I was afraid there would be some gastro discomfort but there isn't AND, they fill you up!