So in my foray to HFLC eating, I’ve been meaning to try this noodle out of curiosity for the longest time. Being a SouthEast Asian, of course our culinary presentation is also bordering on noodles and endless carbs.
I chanced upon Miracle noodle it at a specialty grocery in Pacifica, and it sells for 3 bucks for one serving. Considering the price of this little carb wonder, I don’t mind paying for a 1 serving pack. Regular pasta/ vermicelli noodles come at about a fraction of a price but the carb content difference is fucking astronomical.
I tell myself, if I can pay 9-10 bucks for the phad thai in one sitting from our favorite local thai joint, then this is nothing, considering the carb content.
So I wrote on my journal that I have to lose 20 pounds on the first quarter of this year. Nope, no dieting, no starvation, just a healthy dose of elimination and also incorporating a good meal strategy and timing.
A good guideline for me that I need to do is cooking soup and eating at night.
Because the internet is already full of beautiful shots of those ubiquitous hashtag #foodporn.
In keeping up with my unorthodox approach of saying no to the status quo of blogging, I present my hideous paleo Lasagna.
Ingredients included Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, ground beef, tomato puree and for pasta substitute, the god awful zucchini squash. All the ingredients pretty much amounted to about $17 dollars, triple the amount of serving you would get from an Italian joint, minus the crappy ingredients of course.
Cooking took two nights, because I had to split them in two increments due to time.
Total cost: 17.26
Ricotta 2.99 + add a few heaps of parmesan for more attitude
ground beef 7.49 ( just used the half of this )
Leftover Marinara- nothing
Existing tomato puree- prolly 99 cents
Things to take note next time:
Use the big-ass eggplant instead of zucchini
Bake them beforehand; to dry the shit out of these little watery fuckers
Don’t fry, like what I did and it turned into a little soggy mess.
listen to Laura Vitale, my food goddess, when she said make sure to really grind the ground beef in pan while sauteing, otherwise you’d have a clumpy mess.