Tuesday, February 05, 2008

What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?

I was analyzing the statistics from the new hit counter I put in and see I'm getting hits from folks searching on Low Carb topics. When I told Mrs. Zen about this she suggested I start including some of the LC recipes and adaptations she's come up with over the years. Here are two quickies to get the ball rolling:

Tofu Lasagna:

This one is really simple.

  1. Take your favorite lasagna recipe
  2. Replace the noodles with a firm tofu cut into thin slices
  3. Layer sauce and noodles
  4. Bake according to the recipe

Yes, that's right. Owing to new advances in tofu sciences, Eastern chefs have now learned to secret to creating noodles out of tofu. They are called Shirataki noodles and can be found in any Asian market as well as many health food stores (like Whole Foods).

Shirataki noodles have a texture a tiny but more rubbery than the formed wallpaper paste (a.k.a. pasta) that most people are used to, but hey! Noodles are just an excuse to eat the sauce anyway, right? :D

1 comment:

BlueEyedBikinBabe said...

Not much :)