Home Cookin': Silken Tofu, Two Ways | Kids VT | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Home Cookin': Silken Tofu, Two Ways 

Published June 25, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

Page 2 of 2



It called for tofu, cocoa powder and a bit of maple syrup. After the kids went to sleep, I rounded up the ingredients and threw them into the Bullet for a nighttime snack. The resulting pudding tasted way more decadent than I imagined something that has tofu as the main ingredient would.

I had to share the discovery with my family, so I bought another package of tofu in order to make a proper batch of the dessert. After blending it up, I poured the pudding into four small bowls and let it sit in the fridge overnight. My original pudding had been pretty runny and this thickened it up a bit.

Sadly, my 7-year-old daughter, Mira —  who's a picky eater even when it comes to dessert — didn't love the stuff. But my sweet-toothed 4-year-old son, Theo, took one taste and his eyes lit up. That night, he chose tofu over a chocolate-covered ice cream pop for dessert.


No Guilt Caesar Dressing (Makes 1 cup)
Adapted from Alton Brown

Ingredients:
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground pepper
1 cup silken tofu
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Blend all ingredients except olive oil in a blender until smooth. Drizzle in olive oil and blend until it reaches a creamy salad-dressing consistency.
Drizzle desired amount over salad, then toss until lettuce is coated.
Store the leftover dressing in the fridge up to several days. It makes a great dip for veggies. 

Chocolate Tofu Pudding (Makes 4 servings)
Adapted from Rachael Ray

Ingredients:
1 lb. package silken tofu
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup (or a little less if you want a not-so-sweet pudding)

Blend ingredients in a blender.
Pour mixture into individual-sized bowls and refrigerate overnight to thicken.
Serve plain or with fruit and nuts on top.
 


This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

About The Author

Alison Novak

Alison Novak

Bio:
Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation