fevereiro 12, 2014

Crystal noodle, gluten-free, starch-free, and corn-free.

Crystal noodle with bok choy, carrots, and olive oil.

You cannot imagine how happy I was when I finally found the crystal noodles (aka bean thread noodles) at H Mart, California. Known as cellophane noodles, glass noodles, or Chinese vermicelli, we don't see very often those in South Carolina. Saying the truth, I never saw in my city.

The vermicelli explains a lot of the spaghetti type of thread which in this case is made of green beans instead. I used to eat those when I was living in Brazil. Because it's very versatile you can use in a warn style for a soup, cold in a salad, or stir-fried. My preference is mixed with veggies and the olive oil I wrote in here.

Mung bean.

Use in place of wheat noodles if you have gluten issues. This is a wheat-free, gluten-free, and corn-free pasta made of beans called mung bean. It has no texture, taste or smell. What can count as positive if you think so. I do! It's up to me to give the flavor I feeling like.

The package I bought has a bundle of string-like noodles wrapped in a plastic, and also a pink fishnet bag. Easy to find in those boxed up Asian groceries stores - no offense.

Lungkow vermicelli (bean thread)  packed in Taipei, Taiwan.

They are really easy to prepare. Just boiled some water and leave them for few minutes, until they get transparent. Drain it, and prepare your dish. I'm sure you will find delicious gluten-free recipes to make your crystal noodle special. 
This is what you get after few minutes in a boiled water.

Crystal noodles with cauliflower, olives, asparagus, tomatoes, and spinach.

- green bean
- water

NET WT 1.32 oz TOTAL 10.5 oz

Serving size 1 cup - 60g
Calories 224 per serving
Total Fat 0g
Satured Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total carbohydrate 56g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 1%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 6%

Isabela: Brazilian, designer, works with automotive fabrics in the US. She did psychology college as well and had enjoyed a lot. She is living abroad for while, maybe because this she likes trends, cultures and behaviors.

All material on this CORN FREE session is intended for reference only and should not take place of medical advice from a license practitioner. Please use common sense, do your own research, and consult your physician when making decisions about your health.

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