Ok, call me a food nerd, but I totally freaked out at New Season's when I beheld this product: Sea Tangle Noodle Company's Kelp Noodles.
In short, these noodles are basically carb-free, wheat free, gluten-free, grain-free; they are made entirely of seaweed (I can hear the mockings....go ahead, I deserve it).
Skeptics may be saying "why bother?" Well, I can tell you; these noodles are filling! Full of trace minerals, such as calcium, iron, and iodine, these noodles are not only nutritious, but alkalizing as well.
These noodles work really well in noodle soups (think ramen-style), in a stir fry, or pad thai. Here's what I did tonight; quick and easy pad thai:
Quick and Easy Pad Thai w/ Kelp Noodles
2 TBS coconut oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 red pepper, cut into matchsticks
1 cup peanut sauce
1 package Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles (or spaghetti squash, or any noodle that works for you)
1 clove garlic, mashed
1/2 cup cilantro, cut (for garnish)
2 scallions, sliced (for garnish)
Unpasturized soy sauce, to taste
Thai Fish Sauce (optional) to taste
1. Melt coconut oil on medium-high heat in skillet.
2) Add red pepper, saute for a few minutes until soft.
3) Add eggs and stir-fry until coagulated.
4) Add noodles and stir fry for 2 minutes until mixed.
5) Mix in peanut sauce, cover, and let steam-cook for 5-7 minutes, or until noodles are tender. Toss with garlic just before serving.
6) Serve in bowls, garnish with cilantro, scallions, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Enjoy!!!!
I'm thinking of ordering a case of these directly from the company. They have a 12 month shelf life in the fridge. The company sells 12 packages for $35--, which breaks down to a little less than $3 per package. I know that's a little high compared to typical noodles (rice noodles at Trader Joe's are $1.99 per package, and wheat noodles are $0.99 per package).
I think the price is worthwhile because these noodles were very filling and nutrient-dense. Definitely a "convenience food", though. It's SUCH a blessing to find products like this every so often.
Speaking of seaweed, please stay tuned as I am working on an upcoming post on the many wonders of seaweed!