The first time I saw shirataki noodles I was in Antibes, in the South of France, where I ran into them in my favorite organic supermarket called Naturalia (check out this chain if you are ever in France!). I could not understand what they were as my French is not that great, but for sure I was able to decipher they had no calories nor gluten. Since glucomannan is an indigestible water-soluble dietary fiber, Shirataki are very low in carbohydrates and calories. Eaten plain Shirataki noodles are basically flavorless, but they are an excellent ingredient when it comes to give accent to a great sauce. Of course, after learning all this, I had to create a shirataki noodle recipe right away… and because baked pasta is always a little obsession of mine, I thought the timing was perfect to make a healthy gluten free recipe out of it! This dish is suitable for anybody who’s on a vegan diet as its ragout sauce is completely meatless and it’s perfect for those who are lactose intolerant as well. In fact, while tradition contains the entire “dairy trio” (butter, milk and cheese), this healthy béchamel recipe is purely plant based while still being creamy and delicious.