Welcome to The New Hostess! My name is Lucy.

 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

I created this site with the hopes of inspiring everyday tastemakers by posting easy recipes and entertaining ideas. I hope you enjoy!

Cook Simple. Share Often. 

Magic Spaghetti in a Jar

Have you heard of gluten-free, carb less, and essentially zero calorie shirataki tofu noodles? They are amazing! Their slippery texture takes a little bit of getting used to, but once boiled and seasoned, the noodles are incredibly delicious! I paired them with sauteed chicken, broccoli, mushrooms, and my favorite Classico pasta sauce, and threw it all in a mason jar to bring to the office. A spaghetti dish without the guilt! Asian Italian, baby!


  • Two packages of shirataki noodles - I used the 'spaghetti' variety from House Foods
  • A handful of protein of your choice (I used chicken)
  • A handful of veggies of you choice (I used broccoli and mushrooms)
  • Tablespoon or two of olive oil
  • Clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and cook the shirataki noodles from 2-3 minutes then drain and rinse (don't over cook them or they get mushy!)
  • Add olive oil to a small pan and add protein and veggies - saute for a few minutes until cooked 
  • Combine the noodles and veggies - then just add the sauce!

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