Tofu Chocolate Mousse













Tofu is made from soybeans that have been made into milk, into which a coagulant (nigari or lemon juice) is added, and the curds are collected and pressed to make tofu. This processing of the soybean makes it easier to digest and creates a vegetable protein source that is high in B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and potassium. Tofu has a cooling property, and will relieve inflammation of the stomach. It is also used as an energy tonic. It detoxifies the body and neutralizes toxins, making it useful in cases of alcoholism. You ill see tofu sold in many forms: Extra Firm, Firm, Soft and Silken. Which tofu you choose depends on the kind of dish you are going to prepare. In general, it is best to use extra firm and firm for stir fries, baked tofu, fried tofu, and the like. The soft and silken forms of tofu are great in deserts.

Sweetheart Chocolate Mousse

This mouse makes a sumptuous and healthy adjunct to a love feast. Simple and easy to prepare, it is guaranteed to impress!

  • 1 12.3 oz. box of silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup grain-sweetened chocolate chips
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t allspice
  • 1/2 t cardamom
  • 1/2 t hazelnut or vanilla extract
  • 2 t maple syrup

Double boil the chocolate and add the spices. Stir until melted (about 10 minutes). Put the tofu in a blender, and add the melted chocolate mixture. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into wine glasses and top with tofu whipped cream and fresh raspberries.


About the Author

Jennifer Baccellieri is a certified holistic health counselor based in Brattleboro, VT. She studied health and nutrition in India, Central and South America, as well as at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY and the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.



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