I just found out the greatest thing: there's a type of noodle, made in Japan, called Sharataki Noodle which has very few calories - only 40 calories for 2 cups!! Isn't that exciting for all us women who want to eat noodles without gaining weight?

These noodles can be bought in supermarkets. I found these in Citos Foodhall in the Japanese food section, close to the meats.

Ok, now for a really yummy recipe:

Shirataki Veggie Stir-Fry

1 cup baby kailan *
1 cup taoge *
2 cups shirataki noodles
1/3 cup soy sauce (kecap asin)
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp cornstarch (maizena)
1/2 red chili (optional)
1/2 tbsp sweet soy sauce (optional)

* you can use any kind of vegetables: mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini
* you can also add chicken and/or tofu for this recipe

In a separate mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic. When adding the constarch, you will want to mix it with a little water to avoid having lumps in your sauce. Mix in cornstarch mixture and keep sauce to the side until called for.

Spray a sautee pan with olive oil. Add chopped vegetables and sautee over medium heat. Once vegetables, are cooked, add the sauce.

Rinse shirataki noodles under cold water and add those to the pan. The sauce should start bubbling and thickening up. Continue to stir contents of the pan so the sauce completely coats everything. Once the sauce is thick and well mixed in, serve.

Inspired by
this recipe...

By the way, this recipe is only 150 calories!!