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  • Low Carb Luxury: Shiritaki Noodles with Bacon & Brie

    A luxurious and decadent twist on the all-American comfort food: Macaroni & Cheese. This is an elevated version of an old favorite, and very low-carb, to boot! Quick, easy and oh-so-satisfying.

    If there's one food I missed above all others when I embarked on my Low Carb Lifestyle, it's pasta. I was beyond elated when shiritaki noodles entered my life; with proper preparation they make a satisfying stand-in for traditional pasta... without those pesky carbs. This is a very simple and economical main course dish, terrific for those of us who live a 'Low Carb, High Fat' (LCHF) lifestyle. If you are afraid of fat, this is not for you - the nutritional numbers at the end might give you a heart attack. I am eating this way due to Type 2 Diabetes, and since I have changed to the LCHF way of eating my numbers have improved dramatically and I have lost 30 pounds. I am really not interested in debating the nutritional merits of this soup, or LCHF eating; make it, or don't. It's your life, your choice, and I wish you well.

    This is a very simple recipe using readily available items.

    The Brie came from Walmart, $6.99 for a 16oz. wheel. We are using 1/4 of this. 

    (A note about buying Brie: Give it a sniff. It should smell light, fresh and creamy. If you smell anything pungent, sour or ammonia, put it down and walk away.)

    There are many different brands of Shiritaki noodles available in local stores as well as on Amazon. I am using these becasue they are what is available at my local WinCo for $1.79.

    Gather your incredients. I prefer freshly grated nutmeg.

    Drain the noodles and rinse well. Drain.

    Heat in dry pan for about two minutes to remove extra moisture. Set aside.

    Dice bacon. Cook until well-rendered. DO NOT DRAIN!!!

    Add cream, brie, mustard and nutmeg. Stir until melted. Reduce heat to low.

    Add noodles and stir to coat evenly. Let the noodles absorb the flavors for a few minutes.

    Season with salt and pepper, serve and enjoy!

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    Shiritaki Noodles with Bacon & Brie
    by Robin Taylor Delargy

    Two Servings. Each Serving: Carbs 6.17 / Fiber 3 grams / Net Carbs 4.15 / Calories 372.5

    Ingredients

    • 1 package shiritaki noodles
    • 4 oz. Brie (before trimming rind, optional - I leave it in)
    • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 2 slices thick cut smoky bacon
    • 1.4 tsp dry mustard
    • pinch of nutmeg
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions

    Rinse shiritaki noodles well and drain. Heat in a heated dry pan for about 2 minutes on medium heat to drive out the excess moisture. Set noodles aside while you make the sauce.

    Dice bacon and cube the brie. Add bacon to hot pan and cook over medium heat until thoroughly cooked and the fat has rendered. DO NOT DRAIN - we want that delicious fat!

    Add cream, brie, nutmeg and dry mustard. Stir until the cheese has melted. Add noodles, stir well, reduce the heat to low and let the noodles absorb the goodness for a few munutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Optional: add diced onions and/or mushroom (sautee with the bacon) for extra oomph!

    Serve and enjoy!

    Recipe © 2017 Robin Taylor Delargy. Feel free to share, with credit and link. Thank you.

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