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October 13, 2014

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Chef Terri Interviewed by Laa Loosh October 1, 2014

chef terri speaks on revolutionary new noodles

October 1, 2014 By Sharona Weiss 4 Comments

Photo Courtesy of: www.nooodle.com
Chef Terri, the entrepreneur and chef behind NoOodle, discusses her revolutionary new product and its benefits. For those who have tried Shrataki noodles and been less than impressed, Chef Terri encourages you to try her product, having “Americanized” this incredibly healthy food.


What motivated you to begin NoOodle?

“I had a restaurant in the suburbs of Chicago and nothing was out of a can or had preservatives, everything was fresh. Over the years, we created a very health conscious clientele. One day, one of our vegan, gluten-free customers had me try some shirataki noodles and they just took on whatever flavor you add. So, we put them on the menu and allowed people to create their own. It was a big hit…I realized that this hadn’t come to mainstream America yet and had some negative attributes. Many people were turned off from the raw noodles for this reason. For every 1 person that was okay with it, there were a lot that would not buy the noodles.

So, I made a product where we were able to get rid of the smell and change the texture to be more Americanized-less chewy and softer.

So, we have started with two flavors and you can just add them to your favorite recipes. People are loving it!”

So, did you have to do a lot of processing to change the texture and smell?

“No, it goes through a secondary process where we take the noodles out, drain off the fishy water they sit in and then add a lightly flavored broth. Also, the retort process is a high-heat process so it’s not adding any preservatives. It just takes the noodles through high heat and the high heat softens the texture.

It’s still all natural, no preservatives. It just went through another cooking process”


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There are numerous health benefits to these noodles, right? What are these?

“They are really great for diabetics. Our product has also been helping women to lose a lot of weight. We have one customer, Leiba Schwartz, who is 73 years old and has had celiac, diabetes and GERD her entire life. She weighed 281 pounds before eating NoOodle and started eating 3 portions a day-about a pound and a half a day. Two years later, she is down to 130 pounds!

Some of their strong points are that they are soy free, fat free and gluten free and range from 20 to 50 calories per serving for the ready to eat. The raw noodles are actually 0 calories! They make you feel full and satiated.

For those participating in Weight Watchers, it should also be noted that the raw ingredient is 0 PointsPlus per serving and the ready-made noodles are only 1 PointsPlus per serving!”

What are your plans for expanding?

“This coming week, we are doing our first Costco road show. When they take on new items, you get 40 feet of space to do demos and test items. Hopefully, that will get it out there affordably to the masses. Costco will be selling it for $14.99 for a 6 pack, significantly less than other places. Hopefully, those tests will be successful locally and they will then roll it out to the region and then nationally.”

Anything else you would like to mention?

“Yes, with our meal starters, you can get twice as much food for the same amount of calories

If you use a whole box of meal starters, that’s 40 calories. So, this cuts the calories down for the whole meal. If you compare any of our ready to eat products to other products on the market, they are almost always half or less the calories, carbs and sugar intake compared to the others.”

***If you are interested in trying NoOodle, we will be posting a link on LaaLoosh’s home page for a 10% discount in the next few days, available for the month of October!

September 12, 2014

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Tomato Meal Starter ›


One of my favorite things to do with NoOodle... NoOodle for breakfast!

 


You will need:

1 tomato infused NoOodle meal starter ( broth drained and discarded) then chop NoOodles

3 eggs

1 teaspoon butter

3 ounces sliced honey baked ham ( leftover from Easter)

2 ounces white cheddar ( today I used Kerry Gold Cheddar-which I love)



Method:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees on broil. Scramble egg and mix with Chopped NoOodles. In a skillet melt butter and get nice and hot ( high flame). Add NoOodle/egg mixture and cook on in stove top pan that can also go into the oven for about 3 minutes until bottom is nice and crispy. Remove from heat and layer on ham and then cheese on top and then send skillet into the oven. Broil for 5-7 minutes depending on how powerful your oven is and how crispy you like the top. Let cool for 5 minutes with a spatula move to a serving pizza board. Serve and Enjoy!



This recipe serves 4 for breakfast. You can change up the toppings to whatever you want, the technique stays the same.



Chef Terri

September 08, 2014

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LaaLoosh is a new recognized partner & endorser of NoOodle!

Hi NoOodlists!  

 

It has been a busy summer for NoOodle & we are gearing up for a busy fall season! Costco Road shows coming up! Great new relationships with healthy food bloggers continue to help spread the good NoOodle word.

We are proud to be endorsed by LaaLoosh. For those of you who are Weight Watcher "Lifers", I would like to introduce you to Wendy & her company LaaLoosh. Go to www.laaloosh.com for special Weight Watcher NoOodle recipes by Wendy.

 

Thank you Wendy for endorsing our "one point on WW" new product line. 

Make it a great week! 

Chef Terri Rogers

Wendy is a foodie, Weight Watcher, and busy mother of two, living in Orange County, CA. She is the author, photographer and recipe developer for www.LaaLoosh.com, which features a wonderful collection of healthy, low calorie, and delicious Weight Watchers Recipes. Wendy believes it is important to maintain a food philosophy that emphasizes eating clean, whole foods that are not only diet-friendly, but that are savory and satisfying. She loves creating new recipes for LaaLoosh to share with her readers and offering tips and product recommendations that are conducive to eating light and healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

June 10, 2014

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Tomato Meal Starter ›


What is your favorite 3 minute NoOodle recipe? Here is mine...

Summer is coming which is a great time to start incorporating NoOodle into your life. It has brought my life vitality & if you start eating it everyday I promise you will see great results too. Cooking with NoOodle just got a lot faster & easier with our new meal starters.

When I  want something on the run that tastes great and fills me up my go to is NoOodle with pesto. This is what I did yesterday for lunch. 

 

Ingredients:

1 box tomato infused meal starter, broth drained and discarded. 

1 tablespoon fresh pesto ( store bought or homemade)

 

Method: 

On a hot skillet add NoOodles on to pan for two minutes or until nice &  hot. Remove from heat and add in your pesto.How easy is that? 

 

To make it extra-ordinary add the following  to the NoOodles on the stove top prior to taking it off the heat.  Increase pesto from one tablespoon to 1. 5 tablespoons. 

 

1 ounces grilled chicken strips

3 ounces sauteed mushrooms, onions and broccoli 

1 teaspoon of parmesan cheese on top

 

Yummy! 

 

Chef Terri 

 

May 16, 2014

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Recipe ›


100 Calorie NoOodle Recipes- Spinach & Garlic NoOodle

 

I had this for lunch. It took 10 minutes to make and it was under 100 calories!!! 

 

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh spinach

1 entire bulb of garlic( if you don't love garlic leave it out) into thin slices

1 box of Tomato NoOodle meal starter( broth drained and discarded)

1 teaspoon shredded parmesan

salt and pepper to taste

 

In medium pot on medium heat mix NoOodles, garlic and spinach. Cook for about 10 minutes until garlic is cooked thru. Plate and sprinkle on parmesan cheese.

Enjoy! 

 

Chef Terri 

 

May 05, 2014

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Inspiration ›


NoOodle hits the Shelves in all Jewel/Osco stores in Chicago!

 

If you live in Chicago you can now find our new Product line in the Soup section of your neighborhood Jewel/Osco. They are on sale for the entire month of may. This weekend I participated in a special  two day Gluten Free event in honor of Celiac Awareness month. I was so happy to discoverJewel/Osco has dietitian's on site that cover 16 of their flag ship stores. They answer any of your questions about nutrition and have different classes on best practices for diabetics and they are complimentary!  Many customers were sharing their stories over the weekend of how they found out they were gluten intolerant. It was inspiring to see so many  start to take notice of the benefits of a healthy diet. If you have any questions or want to set up a consultation with the dietitians at Jewel you can reach them at: AskTheDietitian@JewelOsco.com.

 

Thanks Jewel for caring about the health & wellness of Chicago! 

CT

April 28, 2014

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Diet ›


What a difference a year makes!

Hi NoOodlists,

I was looking at some photos from last year. I came across a picture of a dinner I made that consisted of Cheese burgers with grilled onions, homemade french fries, asparagus, corn on the cob and fresh fruit salad. It was as good as it looks! This year I will make the same combination but I would leave out two things.

I will leave out the whole wheat buns and the corn on the cob. I love french fries so as a treat I can eat them in moderation using yukon gold potatoes instead of white potatoes. Thanks to the trimdownclub.com I learned what the top 5 worst foods for us are. 

Corn on the cob and whole wheat buns are two that top their list. I didn't know that last year... What a difference a year makes! 

 

To our health & Wellness...

 

Chef Terri 

 

April 23, 2014

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Recipe ›


NoOodle Breakfast Pizza... Yummy! Here is my fast, fun & healthier recipe that is sure to be a family favorite. My kids loved it!

You will need:

1 tomato infused NoOodle meal starter ( broth drained and discarded) then chop NoOodles

3 eggs

1 teaspoon butter

3 ounces sliced honey baked ham ( leftover from Easter)

2 ounces white cheddar ( today I used Kerry Gold Cheddar-which I love)

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees  on broil. Scramble egg and mix with Chopped NoOodles. In a skillet melt butter and get nice and hot ( high flame). Add NoOodle/egg mixture and cook on in stove top pan that can also go into the oven for about 3 minutes until bottom is nice and crispy. Remove from heat and layer on ham and then cheese on top and then send skillet into the oven. Broil for 5-7 minutes depending on how powerful your oven is and how crispy you like the top. Let cool for 5 minutes with a spatula move to a serving pizza board. Serve and Enjoy! 

 

This recipe serves 4 for breakfast. You can change up the toppings to whatever you want, the technique stays the same. 

 

Chef Terri 

 

April 21, 2014

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Recipe ›


NoOodle... it's fast, it's fun, and it's healthier. Try my Cheesy NoOodle casserole recipe, it was the secret dish to add to your easter buffet, simply duplicate recipe 10 times for entertaining purposes.

Happy Spring! As the comfort food season comes to an end I wanted to share with you one of my favorite comforting ways to use NoOodle."Cheesy NoOodle" is my recipe is a perfect example of why swapping NoOodle for traditional pasta works! My number one rule to keep my health and wellness in my future is to have a balance of carbs/sugars to protien/fats during every meal. Sometimes we have to celebrate, indulge, treat ourselves. I recommend using Grafton vermont chedder cheese & all natural american cheese for best results. If you are gluten free sub the breadcrumbs with ground potato chips. 
Enjoy! 
Chef Terri 

Chef Terri
April 18, 2014

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