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On the difficulty to find a good cocoa powder

Cocoa powder is not the cocoa powder we use to make hot chocolate, which I have already found, but the raw cocoa that we can use to cook dessert and dishes.

The one I found up until now were too bitter so i had to add a lot of coconut nectar so it could taste more chocolaty but that totally voided the point of using it. Others have a lot of unknown chemicals or too much ingredients overall. I want a chocolate that is 100% cocoa. So after a lot of try, I found it in the Inverness Health shop.

Equal Exchange Fairtrade & Organic Cocoa – 250g

Shirataki aka Konjac noodles

Shirataki (白滝, often written with the hiragana しらたき) are thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam (devil’s tongue yam or elephant yam). The word “shirataki” means white waterfall, referring to the appearance of these noodles. Largely composed of water and glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fiber, they are very low in digestible carbohydrates and calories, and have little flavor of their own.

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And what is particularly good and interesting about konjac :

Konjac has almost no calories, but is very high in fiber. Thus, it is often used as a diet food. The Omikenshi Company has developed a process that mixes treated wood pulp with konjac to produce a fiber-rich flour that contains neither gluten nor fat, almost no carbohydrates, and has just 60 calories per kilogram, compared to 3,680 for wheat.

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Interesting…. hum hum… no carbs at all… versatile (aka little flavour…)…what !? That would make it the perfect side 😮

Would that be the perfect side, no carbs high fibre.. let’s try it !!! So here tis is on the worktop ready to be cooked 😛

Instructions are straight forward, just boiling water really easy !

So it look like that a kind of translucent plastic not too hard a little flexible, it smells nothing at all.

So that’s it after adding boiling water and waited for 5 min, it’s feel like actual pasta, soft texture, it looks really versatile, tastes nothing special but i’m gonna need to add salt as I would do with pasta because it’s really bland.

Added to my normal mince/chorizo meals taste amazing, the pasta I haven’t had those last years. viva bolognese and emmental topping ahead Yummmmmmyyyyy !!!! 😀

To be fair about the digestion, my body actually doesn’t like vegetable and fruit, fibre is really not my best friends so that’s wasn’t the best digestion but I have known a lot worse but gratefully no pain just a small swelling of the gut (this is not my most romantic side :roll:)

So I would eat once or twice a week as a very special and yummy meal, but the taste is here, pasta are back in town… and that a hell of a comfort food 😎

Mushroom ketchup

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With a liquid texture it’s difficult to use it as “normal” ketchup but the taste is definitely here so, from infusing beef mince to double cream dip, it’s a real worth it for those who don’t want to drown in the high carbs traditional tomato ketchup.

 

 “Mushroom ketchup is a style of ketchup (also spelled “catsup”) that is prepared with mushrooms as its primary ingredient. Originally, ketchup in the United Kingdom was prepared with mushrooms as a primary ingredient, instead of tomato, the main ingredient in contemporary preparations of ketchup. Historical preparations involved packing whole mushrooms into containers with salt. It is used as a condiment and may be used as an ingredient in the preparation of other sauces and other condiments. Several brands of mushroom ketchup were produced and marketed in the United Kingdom, some of which were exported to the United States, and Geo Watkins Mushroom Ketchup continues to exist in contemporary times as a commercially mass-produced product.

 – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

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