I got my Miracle Noodles in the mail today and immediately tried them. And, as I promised I would, here is a review of them from package to mouth (without pictures… because I was too busy stuffing my face to get my phone.)
- Package does not require refrigeration, but does have an expiration date (mine are set to expire in December.)
- Noodles are opalescent and translucent. Packaged in water.
- Upon opening, they gave off a fishy smell (you can’t deter me, noodles, I used to be a sailor…)
- Rinsed noodles for 30-ish seconds in warm running water and the smell was gone.
- While rinsing, there was no degradation or flaking of the noodles from the pressure of the water.
- I nommed a few noodles before mixing with food. They are mostly noodley. They have a texture to them that is slightly different than a pasta or rice noodle. It has a … resistance to it when you bite down. An inkling of a snap-back. Personally, I liked it. A lot.
- Unlike pasta noodles, these will NOT dry off very well on their own. They hold water like nobody’s business and they need to be dried before used for mixing or cooking. A heavy paper towel or a bread towel will work perfect. Don’t worry about putting them in a towel, they are very resilient noodles and won’t fall apart or ruin your towel.
- They are incredibly filling. No. Really. I ate a package because a package looks so small. So very tiny. Itty bitty package. Single serving sized package. WRONG! Ugh. I’m suffering for it now. Calories or no, my tummy is FULL! Oops. I learned. Half a package next time!
I must admit, all-in-all, they are a great purchase for those looking for a food with zero nutritional value.
(Note: the picture above is not mine.)
Sometimes I take for granted that the things I grew up with aren’t as common as I believe them to be. When I was a little girl I would visit my Vavo (grandmother) on the weekends. She lived a few houses down from an apple orchard and, when it was harvest season, we would always have an abundance of apples to do with as we pleased. This simple recipe was always one of my favorites. When I asked my husband if he wanted a baked apple tonight he looked at me funny and I realized he had never had one before (the poor boy.) That has been remedied.
Here is an amazing low calorie, healthy, sweet and delicious dessert or late-night snack. (Note: photo is not mine.)
- 1 apple per person
- 2 tsp granulated Stevia per apple
- 2 tsp crystallized ginger chips per apple
- Cinnamon to taste
- Cut your apples of choice (I like granny smith for these: they bake very nice) in half and remove the core (making a nice little bowl)
- Place 1 tsp granulated Stevia inside each little apple bowl
- Coat top of apple with cinnamon
- Bake in your toaster oven for about 10 minutes on 350 (or until the apple and Stevia begin to bubble and the apple begins to hiss)
- Remove apples from toaster oven and place the crystallized ginger chips into the pool of melted sugar.
- Let sit for a minute to cool, cut in to pieces and enjoy!!
It’s like a tiny apple pie, but without the crust and fat.
Total calories: less than 80 per whole apple. (The size of the apples used will alter this.)