Have you heard the phrase, “curiosity kills the cat?” At some point, we all are the cat. This pattern may be due to stubbornness. It could also be human’s desire to succeed where others failed. Nonetheless, in many of these situations, the exact repercussion that people warned us, occurs. But what is really worse? Continuing life with a looming what if or suffering from an annoying learning experience…
For about a year now, there have been mixed reviews over Miracle Noodles. Miracle Noodles is zero calorie pasta made mainly of soluble fiber. The soluble fiber slows digestions and prolongs the sense of fullness. Besides the soluble fiber, there are no other substantial nutrients in Miracle Noodles. Their marketing is mainly as a weight loss supplement. Besides calorie-free, the pasta contains no gluten or soy. For months, I eye them at the grocery store. Many people told me that Miracle Noodles made them sick. Others swore upon the pasta. Like a cat, my curiousity would not settle until those noodles made it into my shopping basket.
From reading prior reviews, I was aware that the pasta would smell. Sounds hopeful, right? Yuck! One review mentioned that by adding salt to the rinsing process, removes the stench. First I rinsed, added salt, rinsed, repeat.
The smell dissipated thoroughly from the original, dead fish, aroma. Because of the smell, I knew that plenty of flavor would be necessary. Therefore, I used a sauté of gluten free Tamari sauce, vegetables, and cashews.
At this point, the only calories that I was consuming were from cashews. My body used more calories to digest than consumed. After blanching the Miracle Noodles, I combined them with my vegetable and cashew sauté. The dish was beautiful. Miracle Noodles are a pale white, contrasting the vegetables and blending into the glass bowl. I took a hopeful first bite but could not pass the jelly fish texture. It was a slimy goo that only got worse with each bite. The smell remained, only giving me less than attractive breath. Quinoa pasta it is!
There is no looming what if in my Miracle Noodle experience. Never say never but I highly doubt Miracle Noodles will make their way into my home again. While you may be wondering, why I put Miracle Noodles on my blog since I did not enjoy them, this pasta is completely allergy-free. Miracle Noodles are especially helpful for one trying to lose weight. Therefore, be a curious cat! After all… a zero calorie noodles? And allergy-free? If you enjoy the pasta, more power to you!
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