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Have you heard of the Miracle Noddles?

Oh My goodness, today was the best day yet! I was searching for low carb noodles or pasta and I came across Shirataki noodles .

Shirataki (shee-rah-TAH-kee) noodles are thin, low carb, chewy, and translucent traditional Japanese noodles. Shirataki noodles are thinner than wheat noodles, do not break as easily, and have a different texture. They are mostly composed of a dietary fiber called glucomannan and contain very few calories and carbohydrates (sometimes even zero). They do not have much flavor by themselves, but absorb flavors well from other ingredients you can combine them with. Shirataki noodles are made from Konjac flour, which comes from the roots of the yam-like Konjac plant grown in Japan and China.

Shirataki noodles are packaged “wet”, that is, you purchase them pre-packaged in liquid, and they are ready-to-eat out of the package. You can prepare them by boiling them briefly or running them under hot water, then combining them with other dishes, or adding things like tofu, garlic, spinach, or soy sauce to enhance the flavor.

I found these noodles and here is a what my meal today looked like.

Stir fried beef with broccoli and noddles and I made a side order or “chicken fingers”

The recipe just sort of happened so I cant give you exact quantities however this is what is in it

noodles

Worcestershire sauce

beef broth

salt  & pepper

steak seasoning

I blanched the broccoli first then added it to the beef. I heated the noodles and added them to the wok with everything else and served. It doesnt look as pretty as the magazine, but it tasted amazingly. My son liked his plate clean.

Happy eating people….I found my new pasta replacement…. and yes it is legal. I searched it on the Dukan site and found a reference to it as acceptable noodle! YEAHHHHHH!

By the way the chicken on the side was seasoned and I added some corn meal to the chicken and then pan fried it on a non stick pan with just Pam!

I cant wait to make this, found this recipe on anther site.

I’m Portuguese, so I will let you know if this tastes anything like it’s supposed to.

Hungry already, can’t wait for diner!

4 skinless chicken breast fillets or 8 skinless chick drumsticks

Juice of half a lemon
Juice of half a lime
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons crushed chillies
1teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
¼ cup cider vinegar
Salt and black pepper

Place the chicken, chillies, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, oregano and vinegar in a bowl and mix together. Season with salt and black pepper. Let the chicken marinade in the fridge over night if possible.

To cook the chicken, light the barbeque and wait until the flames have died down and/or the coals have turned white before you start cooking. Place the chicken on the barbeque, turning every now and then to ensure the chicken cooks evenly, this will take about 25-30 minutes.

Once cooked, squeeze the juice of half a lime over the chicken and serve.

Tip: This dish goes well with plain yoghurt

Tip: During the Cruise Phase, why not serve with a green salad or some Tzatziki Dip?

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Yesterday I made an amazing Arugala Salad w/ sauted scallops and shrimp with poached Basa fish on the side.

This was very easy. 

Broil the fish in the over with crushed garlic and lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

While that is cooking in the oven.

Dice onions and crush garlic (as much as you want) add a little lemon juice and let heat until onions are clear.

Then add frozen scallops and baby shrimp….don’t worry there will be lots of water, just remove some of it and cook the scallops and shrimp to your liking. I like mine really well done so I leave it on the stove for about 7-8 minutes….I have to drain the water little by little a few times.

The for the salad, baby arugala tossed with fresh tomatoes and sliced onions. Add some white balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon of olive or vegetable oil. Mix it well, add to your plate, top with the scallops and shrimp and poached Basa fish on the side.

As a treat you can make some Dukan bread and add it to the side of the plate!

Hope you enjoy

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It’s now been two weeks since we have been on the Dukan Diet. We (my son and I) have decided to try to Dukan way and see if we could each loose some weight.

So far we have each lost an average of 5 pounds, not as much as I would have liked, but it’s 5 POUNDS!

The food is pretty good….I truly am never hungry, although it is easy to get bored.

We have had to come up with some creative ways of making new recipes with limited foods. On the Dukan diet you can eat as much as you like of the food on the food list, it just takes ALOT of planning and some imagination to make it interesting.

Join us as we aim to loose over 120 POUNDS between the two of us.

I will try to post as many recipes and ideas as I can, and I hope that you will do the same so that we can help each other.