Saturday, February 16, 2013

Delicious Shrimp Shirataki Recipe and my week's eats

It's been a busy week for me. I haven't had time to post much recipes the past week! But, I'm going to make it up to you by giving you this recipe for Shirataki noodles.
As you probably have heard, shirataki noodles are these miracle noodles since they're low in calories (as in zero calories!). They can be substituted for some noodle dishes.
I bought this regular shirtaki brand from an asian store and it doesn't use tofu like some brands do. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Well, I didn't measure out the ingredients. I eyeballed it instead. But, it still tastes good and you can adjust how much pb, soy sauce, or sriracha you want. If you like spicy, add more sriracha! It's a Thai inspired recipe.


  • 1 pack of shirataki noodles, drained
  • shrimp
  • any veggies you like 
For the sauce:
  • pb2 or peanut butter
  • water (if you're using pb2)
  • soy sauce
  • sriracha
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients. 
  2. Cook the shrimp and the veggies. 
  3. Then, heat a nonstick pan and spray with nonstick spray. Place the noodles, shrimp and veggies in it. 
  4. Mix in the sauce. 
  5. Heat and stir the noodles as it is cooking. Cook for about 5 minutes. 
  6. Take off the stove and enjoy. 
Now, here's some eats I've been eating the past week. They're pretty delicious, if I say so myself. 

 I got the Berry Fulfilling from Jamba Juice during their $1. Yummy! I also requested soy protein. I drank this after my workout at the gym. It's my regular Jamba Juice order.

 I decided to try something new for breakfast. I pan fried an egg and topped it with avocados and sriracha. I ate it with the multigrain rounds from Costco. It was delicious! I'm definitely going to eat this combo again.
 I also bought this from a local store. It's a Cookies N Cream ProMax bar and a Double Fudge Brownie ProMax bar. My sister ate the Double Fudge one and she said it tasted good, like a really good brownie, but then had a weird taste after a few bites. She stopped eating it for a bit and then ate it again and it tasted fine. Then, it had a weird taste and stopped eating it. She kept doing that until she finished it.

 They were giving out free samples of PinkPerry Frozen Yogurt in front of my school's bookstore.
 I took advantage of Starbuck's Buy One get one free deal. I ordered the Vanilla Spiced Latte with soymilk, no whipped cream. I actually liked this. The spices blended well together with the drink.
I was so disappointed with this Cookies N Cream ProMax bar. It looked like it would taste so good! Well, boy was I wrong. The outer yogurt coating was sweet and good but the inside was just chalky! It was chewy too and I did taste chunks of chocolate cookies. But, I was not satisfied with this bar. The first ProMax bar I tried, with the peanut butter and chocolate, was really good. I don't know why this wasn't as good...

 I've been seeing bloggers talk about the BelVita for the longest time. I've been hesitant to buy and try this but, boy am I glad I did. I had a night class and had to stay all day at school. I got so hungry so I bought this Blueberry BelVita from the bookstore. I'm so glad I did because these taste too good to not be that bad for you. They tasted like a crunchy blueberry muffin.

 And, of course, since it was a night class day, I bought a Mayan Mocha with soymilk from EcoGrounds. I needed it to stay awake!
 The next day was work, so I stopped by the local coffee shop (which I've been going to the past 2 weeks) and ordered the Hot Pumpkin before going. It was so good! It tastes just like the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks but better. This had very few and simple ingredients but tasted so good! I finally found out the name of the place. It's called Fluid. They have vegan pastries too. I love this place!

 I snacked on this Apple Cinnamon BelVita that my cousin gave me before I went to work.He said that he likes the Golden Oat better. He says that these tasted a little bland. He's right. There was a hint of cinnamon and some chewy spots in the cookie but other than that, it wasn't that special. The Blueberry one I tried was a lot better.

 I also ate this Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple Rise Bar. I gave one to my mom a couple weeks ago to try and she didn't like it. But, the funny thing is that it's my favorite so far out of the other flavors I've tried. The texture is great and it's sweet but has a natural sweetness I like. The crunch comes from the Macadamia nuts in it. They were very generous with those. The nuts are spread well throughout the bar.

And, yes. Even I eat fast food once in a while. This is the Jalapeño Turkey Burger from Carl's Jr. Sad thing is, I think I wasted my calories and fat on this. It was only a decent burger. The sauce was really yummy though. I liked the spiciness but other than that, this burger had no real flavor to it. 

I guess that's it for now! Oh yea. I attended a volunteer orientation today at a hospital .I'm so excited to start volunteering!

How was your week?
Are you crazy about coffee and mochas like I am? If not, what beverage do you prefer drinking?


  1. Hi Helen,

    I'm shocked to learn that these noodles has zero calories! This invention is simply amazing. Does the noodles taste like our usual noodle or pasta? Would prefer this or the usual noodle?

    Curious me, Zoe

    1. It is actually made from yam roots. They are very different from regular pasta. The texture of these shirataki noodles are kind of rubbery and chewy. I prefer this when making a noodle soup dish. As for chow mein and pasta, I have not tried it that way yet. I will get back to you on that once I do try it.

  2. Oh, I love shirataki noodles! Your dish looks wonderful and it's definitely my kind of comfort food. :) Hope you'll get more time this week and not as busy. I love your recipes. Simple and delicious.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy! I'm glad you're enjoying my recipes. =)

  3. Nice Blog..with lots of nice things & Yummy recipes!!


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