I'm stymied by calorie-dense desserts for people with dietary restrictions.
- No dairy so no cream.
- No animal products so no egg.
- No refined sugar or flour so no, well, no sugar or flour though honey, maple syrup and whole-grain flours and whole grains are okay.
It's like vegan on steroids. What DO you make?
This is more than a casual question. I'm cooking for a neighbor who's ill and on a much-restricted diet. Mostly I'm happy to experiment and learn along the way. But in this instance, I'd rather not, I'd rather have tried-and-true-and-tested great results. Comments are fine. Or my e-mail address is on the right. In advance, many thanks.
If you have ideas or sources (and in a perfect world, recipes) I'd much appreciate it.
Perhaps it was eight years of not eating meat. If I weren't going to eat meat, I saw no reason for meat substitutes. Even now, I enjoy the occasional veggie burger but in its own right not as a substitute for a beef or lamb or turkey burger.
So tofu-based mousse is confusing. It might be enjoyable in its own right. But it's not cream-rich mousse. And it's certainly, to my taste, not worth nearly 400 calories and 9 Weight Watchers points.
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 30 minutes
12 ounces chocolate (to my dismay, chocolate contains more sugar than I knew and didn't actually meet my sick neighbor's diet requirement)
16 ounces soft silk tofu
4 tablespoons honey (substituted for maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt the chocolate. Mix it with the remaining ingredients in the food processor until very smooth. Transfer to serving dishes and let chill for at least 20 minutes.
Per Serving: 390 Cal (43% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 49% from Carb); 8 g Protein; 19 g Tot Fat; 8 g Sat Fat; 48 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 132 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 49 mg Sodium; 13 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 9 points