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Old 01-26-2017, 06:06 AM   #31
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Glad you like the oat fiber shirataki, too, Linda.

I went right away to Netrition to check out the Fiber Gourmet pasta, which was new to me.

Very good nutritional stats for the two ounce serving but I can see why a hungry low-carber would want to stretch that amount. I can easily eat a whole bag of the oat fiber shirataki.

How does the Fiber Gourmet taste? Is the stated serving size filling? I think, despite shipping, that the oat shirataki is a good buy. How about the Fiber Gourmet?

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Old 01-26-2017, 06:27 AM   #32
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I really like the Impastables. A bit higher in net carbs--but very filling and primarily made of oat fiber. 65 calories for a 57g serving.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:38 AM   #33
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Ginny, 2 oz serving is NOT enough to satisfy myself or my hubby. I cooked the 8 oz pkg of Fiber Gourmet AND added the 8 oz pkg of the oat fiber noodles and we ate the entire thing, covered w/ meat sauce. He ate more than I did, but I ate a good amount.
As far as costs go, I doubt you would find the Fiber Gourmet a good buy, but with hubby having diabetes, the lighter spaghetti w/ more fiber is good when he feels he needs some, and the smaller amount of calories/carbs is good for me also.
I love the taste of them, can't tell any difference between them and supermarket spaghetti. We don't have them often because they do have carbs, but enjoy them when we do.

Ouizoid, I can't handle the Impastables, lol, and hubby doesn't like them either, so guess we'll stick with the Fiber Gourmet and the new oat fiber shirataki. We are all so different.
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:20 PM   #34
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Ouizoid and Linda, both of the pastas sound good. I am trying to limit wheat and gluten because I think it's a trigger for me to want more carbs. I'm just better off avoiding it. Could be that the Impastables have less of the wheat that the Fiber Gourmet since oat fiber is listed as the first ingredient. Netrition is currently out of stock on fettuccine. Maybe by the time I am ready for my next order, it will be back in.

Meantime, I have my oat fiber shirataki! Oh, I found a book of recipes for them. Will report if there's anything carb-shattering in it.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:22 PM   #35
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Hi all - I just got my case of linguine, and YES, a major step up from plain shiritake! The flavor is better - perhaps from the oat fiber? - it LOOKS more "normal", and the rubbery factor is greatly diminished. I rinsed then boiled and "dry fried" back in the pan with some Knorr tomato bullion and lemon. Ginny, that lemon trick really helps with the flavor.

$11 for shipping is a bargain, since it is sent in a medium sized flat rate box, which costs $10.95. And boy, are they getting their money's worth! The box was stuffed full to bulging, and looked like an over-inflated tire...I had no idea corrugated cardboard was so strong.

So as was pointed out earlier, this breaks down to $1.66 per bag, and I'm sure I'll have no trouble getting through these 24. The bag I just made will go in a tomato cream shrimp recipe tonight.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:24 PM   #36
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CarolynF, I enjoyed the nice feature on Independence, KS last night...I thought Melissa Block did a great job conveying the feeling of the town. That was so sad about losing the local hospital a few years ago...how far away is the nearest ER?
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:13 PM   #37
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I love Fiber Gourmet, and find it identical to regular pasta. I can get them at stores locally, such as HyVee, though I found more shapes at Amazon. But at 12 carbs per oz., that's getting pricey, compared to wheat pasta at about 20/ oz.

I'm realizing my favorite pasta is plain old, the-cheaper-the-better, store brand macaroni. I'm used to slippery pasta that I can cook al dente or cook to smithereens...that's where the creativity comes in
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:33 AM   #38
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Ginny & Linda, I was relieved to read on the bag they can be stored for one year at room temperature...I was worried about refrigerator space.

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Thank you for introducing these! I just received them and love them! I have type one diabetes so am very conscious of blood sugar. These have no effect! They taste a bit more like a "normal" noodle than the miracle noodles sold on netrition. It would be great for netrition to carry these!
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:58 AM   #40
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Hubby has type 2, and that's why I make them with the Fiber Gourmet spaghetti. Gives him a chance to have a little pasta now and again.
I'm thankful we enjoyed them and I didn't throw my money away. That's a lotta pasta!
Ascole, I'm so glad the noodles don't affect your blood sugar.
I wish there was a way to get a mixed box of the different types. Maybe if Netrition carried them, we could get them one bag at a time and mix & match.
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:27 PM   #41
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Linda, they do have a variety box, the last item on the online order page, at the Konjac website. I considered it, but there are a few items I was unsure of.

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Just ordered the oat noodles.
Has anyone tried the oat TORTILLAS?

Would be nice to have a good sub to make enchiladas with.
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Are the oat fiber noodles gluten free??
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:52 AM   #44
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Linda, they do have a variety box, the last item on the online order page, at the Konjac website. I considered it, but there are a few items I was unsure of.

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Thanks, Sunny. I think I remember seeing that, but since I have the Fiber Gourmet, I thought the spaghetti was the one I should get.

Ascole, I would assume they are gluten free, look on the website.

Gabby, haven't heard of the oat fiber tortillas.... Is it on their website?
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I kind of like the Al Dente brand product called "Carba Nada". I order the plain egg fettucini for when I want a special pasta dish or am feeling lazy. Pretty close to normal pasta in texture and taste. Only 17 net carbs per serving. But I don't mind making my glucomannan/oat fiber dumplings/noodles most of the time to really get it lower-carb.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:59 AM   #46
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I use Fiber Gourmet a lot and my husband can't tell the difference between it and the high carb versions.

There are only two meals I eat with pasta--mac and cheese and macaroni and beef. For both, I use a combo of Impastable and Fiber Gourmet and they are very filling because of all of the fiber, so I don't have to use as much pasta. You really can't lose with most of these fiber pastas for that reason.

Would love to be able to find all of these products in lasagna sheets though. Chicken and spinach lasagna is the one pasta dish I miss, and using subs like zucchini and eggplant isn't the same.
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I do encourage you to try the deli chicken as lasagna noodles--I think i recommended it to you before. My high carb eaters love it!
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Oh right! I totally forgot about that! I just bought a huge container of deli meat from Costco too!
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so today, being a down day, I mixed one package of the oat fiber shirataki, 57 grams of impastable pasta (65 calories) and boiled together and drained. Added some sf teriyaki sauce, ginger, garlic, chili sauce, green onions, broccoli, snowpeas, mushrooms. Had an enormous, and I mean enormous bowl of food for 150 calories or so. Really happy with the combo of the OF noodles and impastable noodles.
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Oh yummm, gotta try this. I still have some impastable left. It sounds SO good. Will wait for supper since I'm doing OMAD.
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Oh, I'm lovin' these noodles!!! Ouizoid, your concoction sounds wonderful, I'll give it a try.

I just posted a recipe on the JUDDD board for a "down day" Pad Thai recipe that I devised this morning. I love ethnic food, and I'm finding recipes and ways to meet my tastes

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so today, being a down day, I mixed one package of the oat fiber shirataki, 57 grams of impastable pasta (65 calories) and boiled together and drained. Added some sf teriyaki sauce, ginger, garlic, chili sauce, green onions, broccoli, snowpeas, mushrooms. Had an enormous, and I mean enormous bowl of food for 150 calories or so. Really happy with the combo of the OF noodles and impastable noodles.
This sounds amazing.
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I do encourage you to try the deli chicken as lasagna noodles--I think i recommended it to you before. My high carb eaters love it!
What a cool idea! Think it would work with ham?
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deb, i wonder if the ham would be too salty? try it and report back!
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Guess I'll just eat the ham�� I don't have all the ingredients anyway. I thought I did.
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To those of you who have tried the Konjac oat noodles, are you able to cut them with a fork--or spoon? If so, then I know that I will be able to chew and swallow them unlike the Miracle Noodles--even after cutting them with scissors into "bite-size" lengths. Thanks.
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To those of you who have tried the Konjac oat noodles, are you able to cut them with a fork--or spoon? If so, then I know that I will be able to chew and swallow them unlike the Miracle Noodles--even after cutting them with scissors into "bite-size" lengths. Thanks.
I found the other thread (More on oat fiber shiratake). It looks like the orzo and angel hair may be tender enough. I do pan dry my regular shirataki noodles but have never boiled them. The Konjac Foods site still lists 11.00 USD for shipping. Now, I have to decide on angel hair or orzo.
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I think overboiling any of the shirataki stuff makes it too chewy. It needs to be well rinsed and drained, and I really usually just nuke til hot. The small or thin OFS is great!! Really really good!!
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Agree with Ouizoid.
Small, thin shapes are the way to go with any of the konjac noodles, even the oat fiber ones - which really are superior to plain konjac.

So, to anyone considering buying a 24 package lot, look carefully on the site at the noodle shapes. You can see the shape through the package close up.
Go for linguini, thin noodles, orzo, spaghetti.

Since the variety pack contains some really thick shapes, I'd forget that one.
Wish they would let you mix and match an order.
Oh, well.
Just happy we now have another option for konjac noodles!

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for anyone who bought the variety pack with the thick shapes--I stick those noodles in my mini processor (I've also used an immersion blender) and I make them into rice--which I usually use for my faux oatmeal--
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