good munch food alternative for those who want pasta

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good munch food alternative for those who want pasta

Postby sula58 » Sun 09 Oct 2005 10:47

They're called rice noodles/bean threads/vermicelli, depending on whether they're from rice-flour or bean starch, and contain 0% protein. They're packed together and transparent. (Asian markets/health food stores usually have them.)

I hardly eat any munch food nowadays, and I think it's because I discovered these noodles several months ago. They're flavorless, so you wouldn't think it's a good munch food, but it's actually great, because it takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it. So, for example, if you really want sauteed carrots and onion (my personal favorite), you only need to make a tiny bit, and adding it to the noodles, it makes you feel like you're eating a lot.

I add yolks to it and throw in some fries (for some reason this combination of textures is really satisfying), and maybe some sauteed onions. It's perfect if you're craving a "hot" meal.

And for those who like pasta, but can't deal with the resulting stomach cramps and the yucky beta-carboline/opioid-peptide hangover, these offer a perfect alternative!
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Re: good munch food alternative for those who want pasta

Postby Lyn » Tue 11 Oct 2005 19:32

Thanks Sula,
I'll keep those in mind!
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Re: good munch food alternative for those who want pasta

Postby sula58 » Thu 13 Oct 2005 23:32

:)
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Sauteed

Postby adonis » Sun 15 Jan 2006 06:17

Doesn't this constitute cooking and bad protein? Very un-wai-like here. Hmm.

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Re: Sauteed

Postby RRM » Sun 15 Jan 2006 16:27

adonis wrote:Doesn't this constitute cooking and bad protein? Very un-wai-like here. Hmm.

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Postby adonis » Sun 22 Jan 2006 05:31

OK RRM. I just hear the word cooked and the mind starts racing, lol.

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Postby Corinne » Mon 30 Jan 2006 10:52

Another alternative to pasta if you really need something like it is
Zucchini spagetti pesto...
I used to eat it when I just started out on wai and raw food.

"spaghetti": Wash and grate finely one large zucchini (serves two). Put in a bowl, set aside.

Pesto sauce: In a coffee grinder, grind until smooth about 50g of pine nuts.
Finely chop a hanfull of fresh Basil leaves. Mix pine nuts and basil together in a small sauce bowl, add a bit of fresh chopped parsely and finally a crushed clove of garlic. Mix well.

Mix your pesto sauce to the grated zucchini...
Enjoy. It really tastes like a normal pesto pasta, and feels much better than one!
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Postby sula58 » Wed 22 Feb 2006 23:51

Mmm, Corinne, that sounds good! I'll have to try that.

Also, the best "pasta sauce" is:
--chopped chives
--basil/or basil-flavored olive oil
--spoonful of unsalted tomato paste (the only munch food!)
--egg yolk

Mix together with "pasta" and enjoy. Better than any spaghetti I've ever had.
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Postby Mr. PC » Fri 18 Sep 2009 18:23

I have a hard time finding tomato paste that isn't loaded with Sodium. Any ideas there?
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Postby RRM » Tue 22 Sep 2009 11:37

you can easily make your own...
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Postby Mr. PC » Fri 09 Oct 2009 02:18

How do you make your own?


Also, what are the effects of rice? My impression is that rice is very neutral, like no bad but also nothing really good in it either.
Does that make it a good munch-food to fill you up?
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Postby RRM » Fri 09 Oct 2009 17:41

Mr. PC wrote:How do you make your own?
Wai tomato paste:
Peel about 20 tomatoes. Cut them open remove the seeds. (you can eat these with raw egg yolks and avocado, for example)
Chop the flesh in tiny pieces (or you can use a grating device, of course).
Then dehydrate in a dehydrator.
Mix the resulting paste with some olive oil to make it smooth.
Also, what are the effects of rice? My impression is that rice is very neutral, like no bad but also nothing really good in it either.
Exactly.
Does that make it a good munch-food to fill you up?
No, because its not a satisfying food; its relative high in protein and low in fat.
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Postby Mr. PC » Wed 06 Jan 2010 03:58

I've used a few different rice-noodle brands now. Generally the more expensive ones, that are made from rice bran, rather than just rice, are a lot better. They don't get mushy like the cheap kind.

They say to soak the noodles in cold water before cooking, that kindof helps but really isn't necessary with the bran noodles.

I've also got some spinach/rice noodles, but haven't tried them yet, but I'll tell y'all when I do.

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