Hi Garden to Wok Readers!
You may remember me from a couple of weeks ago when Norma guest posted her fantastic rendition of my Everyday Beef and Bean Chili. She re-worked the recipe using frozen tofu and sprouted pinto beans. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!
If not, let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Alyssa and I am the Everyday Maven. My blog is about cooking delicious, interesting, and clean food while losing weight and staying slim. Essentially, Whole Foods meets Weight Watchers!
Everyday Maven came about when I began a weight loss journey to lose some stubborn baby weight. I joined Weight Watchers but didn’t find a lot of exciting recipes that featured natural ingredients. Or real, delicious food as I like to call it. I began creating my own dishes and never felt like I was on a diet. I am not willing to eat steamed vegetables and grilled chicken over and over again to lose weight. I want crispy appetizers, crunchy snacks, decadent desserts and everything in between – all while losing weight and staying slim!
When Norma asked me to guest post on Garden to Wok, she asked that I share a healthy dessert recipe. I immediately thought of a No Bake Fudge Pie that uses a silk-firm tofu. Both Norma and I love to experiment with tofu and this Pie is the perfect recipe to showcase it.
The tofu is truly invisible but lends a great texture and added protein. And as long as you use Vegan Chocolate Chips, this is Dairy-Free and Vegan! Not bad for a Chocolate Fudge pie that doesn’t taste like anything except a Chocolate Fudge Pie. Trust me on this – you will not know what is missing.
Thanks again for having me Norma!
Alyssa – Everyday Maven
…everyday recipes made healthy and simple.
Vegan No-Bake Fudge Pie
4 Points Plus Per Serving (without crust) — Recipes Serves 8
1 (12.3-ounce) package Mori-Nu Silk Firm Tofu
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsweetened, plain Almond Milk
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 cup chocolate chips (Vegan optional)
Shaved coconut or fresh berries for topping (optional)
1. Prepare crust according to directions and allow to cool.
2. Combine tofu, cocoa powder, vanilla, almond milk, salt and maple syrup in the bowl of a food processor.
- I used a store-bought whole-wheat crust and it was 3 additional Points Plus per slice. Since so many crusts are different Points Plus per serving, I opted not to include it in the calculation so please be sure to account for the type of crust you choose.
- Mori-Nu Silk-Firm is a shelf-stable tofu that is usually found on the Asian food aisle. It is very different than the refrigerated tofu you usually use for cooking.