Mung Bean Noodles, Veggies & Parm

Mung-Bean Noodles

This meal took 10 minutes to make. Simplest thing ever. I’m liking these new gluten-free noodles I found. They don’t have much of their own taste, so they take on the taste of whatever you add to them.

  • Mung Bean Fettuccine (only 1 ingredient: organic mung beans)
  • 2 carrots shredded into long ribbons
  • 5 stalks of kale chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup of real Parmesan cheese

Saute veggies in coconut or olive oil. Boil fettuccine for less than 5 min. Toss everything together with Parmesan.

Grain-Free Bread: Success!

I’ve attempted grain-free breads with almond or coconut flour in the past and they have been horrible. I’ve been following this lady’s recipes for a while so I decided to buy the ingredients and bread loaf pan she recommends and made 2 of her grain-free breads. Grain-free flour, nut flour or coconut flour is harder to bake with than conventional wheat flour. It’s temperamental and you have to be more exact with measurements and cooking time, and apparently it is also particular about what type of pan it likes to be baked in. This is not something I’d eat all the time, since it is still high in carbs, but it’s a better alternative if I need bread for something but don’t want to eat regular grain bread.

This Paleo Bread is good enough that I think I could replace my regular bread with it. I don’t think I could make a sandwich with it, because of the more crumbly consistency, but I’m not a big sandwich person anyways. It’s dense and the almond flour is a little sweet, so it’s good toasted with jam, but doesn’t seem like it would go with tuna salad or something.

I also made her Paleo Date Walnut Bread. I didn’t have walnuts so I added some chia seeds and sunflower seeds. It was not as good as the other bread. It was a little denser and seemed drier, so maybe those seeds do not go well with it, or I baked it a little too long. But, it was okay, and much better than other attempts I’ve made. I will try it again with her exact ingredients and a little less bake time. I used these dates and they are seriously the best dates I have ever eaten.