Friday, January 20, 2012

Seaweed Smoothie Fail. Tofu Pie Success!

Ok so I'm a sucker for products and recipes. If the package looks good I want to buy it. If the claims look half honest I'm tempted. I know it makes me sound like I have a house full of junky half used products, but I don't. I don't give into temptation much after all I am a Graphic Designer trained to know and design the tricks that make us want to buy things. It still doesn't stop my curiosity though. I do have self control... sometimes. I'm still in the dog house for the Seaweed Smoothie I created. That creation literally tasted like crab! I tried hiding the seaweed taste with fruit and it just made it have a sweet yet salty crabby taste. Maybe we should have had crackers with it? No. My husband was a trooper as he always has been for me and tried it with me. He drank all his, I couldn't get half of mine down. Good thing the after taste didn't last long! Yeah, Yuck.Oops FAIL!
Anyhow,  the latest is a Low Calorie Chocolate Pie I saw 
Chef Alton Brown made on the Dr. Oz show. Here's the thing, the main ingredient is Silken Tofu! I had never tasted Tofu before until a few days ago. I was skeptical at first but was curious enough to try it. The chocolate Pie is delicious!! My whole family liked it! Yes even my dear husband who doesn't like tofu agreed it was good! Maybe because you don't actually taste the tofu! Hmmm....
So check it out, here's the recipe and the link to where it is on the Dr. Oz site

IngredientsMakes 8 servings
13 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup coffee liqueur  (I used a sugar free Caramel flavored Coffee syrup as a substitution)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lb silken tofu
1 tbsp honey 
1 (9-in) prepared chocolate wafer crust (store-bought is fine)

DirectionsPlace enough water in the bottom of a 4-quart saucepan to come 1 inch up the sides. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Place the chocolate chips and liqueur in a medium metal mixing bowl, set over the simmering water, and stir with a rubber or silicone spatula until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Combine the tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in a blender or food processor and spin until smooth (about 1 minute).

Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling sets firm.

Courtesy Alton Brown, 2011From “ Good Eats: The Early Years”

Try it! It's yummy... now where did I put my slice? 


jessd said...

Hey, its Jess. I am not sure why I have not checked out your blogs but here I am. Lol! The pie sounds great! Did you have any trouble finding a chocolate wafer pie shell?

Tawanna said...

Hey Jess! I made this pie again tonight? I didn't even attempt to look for the chocolate wafer pie shell. I just used the regular graham cracker pie shell.