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TRILLIANTOO SparkPoints: (40,742)
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12/15/07 2:58 P

Yes, Whole Foods prices are generally more than your average grocery store. At least, now, with so many more people buying there, the prices have come down quite a bit. It's no longer outrageously expensive, and many items are comparably priced to other grocery stores.

For the Whipped Tofu Topping, it's from The Imus Ranch Cookbook:

8 oz soft tofu, drained
1/2 cup raw unrefined sugar (such as Turbinado - although you can use regular, if you must)
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt

Combine all the ingredients in the container of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and chill until set, 2-3 hours.

This makes about 1 cup (16 Tablspoons) and most of the time I can't use it all before it goes bad as I only use 1T at a time occasionally, so that's something to keep in mind. So, I typically make only 1/4 or 1/2 the recipe. For company and parties, the 1 cup might be the right amount, though.

It doesn't get all "whippy" like the whipped toppings, but it tastes remarkably similar and is quite delicious. (I use it on my rich, healthy, raw chocolate pudding and it's scrumptious!!!)

It might be possible to make it more "whippy" by processing it in a blender, and then adding more liquid, such as soy milk.

Using a large plastic bag, you could fill it with the topping, then cut a bit of the corner off the bottom, making a sort of home-made cake decorating device, and you could squeeze the topping out into interesting patterns on pies and that kind of thing.

At any rate, it's a nice, healthy treat, and it's great to periodically "indulge" and still know I'm being healthy and good to my body.

Edited by: TRILLIANTOO at: 12/15/2007 (15:03)
STERNENFEE Posts: 5,001
12/14/07 7:19 P

I'm definately interested in the whipped tofu recipe.

How much does the TruWhip cost? Does anyone know? I have never been to Whole Foods, I'm scared that I would like to buy so many things and leave the store depressed knowing that I can't afford anything inside...

TRILLIANTOO SparkPoints: (40,742)
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12/14/07 1:45 P

The TruWhip sounds great - although I have a recipe for a whippoed topping made with tofu. I like making it myself and knowing it's healthy.

I'll post the recipe if anyone wants it.

HEALTHYMEG Posts: 1
11/29/07 5:18 P

Yes. I'm excited to tell you that such a thing exist and its called TruWhip! TruWhip is the very first organic alternative to conventional whipped toppings. It has 0 grams of Trans fat, no Hydrogenated oils, no GMO's, and has been approved by Quality Assurance International.

You can find TruWhip in the frozen food case at any Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, and others. Check at your local natural/health food retailer. It's delicious!! www.truwhip.com/

FLETCHERSMOM SparkPoints: (7,902)
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11/22/07 12:25 A

Hi there:

This isn't a recipe exactly but...

I recently bought a high speed hand held mixer (Bamix brand) - it is so powerful it actually whips (aerates) skimmed milk... 2 0z of skimmed milk will make a cup of topping

I use it to make whipped topping or for a nice treat throw in a couple of frozen berries and make a whipped fruit treat. Sometimes I add sweetener, sometimes not...

One of the best investments I made to make life easier!!

FletchersMom

LIBBY1972 SparkPoints: (15)
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11/21/07 4:21 P

Well, decided to google it and found this:

TruWhip

0g Trans Fat ~ No Hydrogenated Oils ~ No GMOs
Amount/serving %DV* Amount/serving %DV*
Total Fat 2g 3% Total Carb 3g 1%
Sat Fat 2g 10% Fiber 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g Sugars 2g
Cholest 0mg 0% Protein 0g
Sodium 0mg 0%
Nutrition Facts
Serv size 2 Tbsp (11g)
Servings per Container about 25
Calories 30
Fat Cal 20

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Vitamin A 0% * Vitamin C 0% * Calcium 0% * Iron 0%

INGREDIENTS: Water, organic tapioca syrup, expeller-pressed palm kernel oil, organic cane sugar, organic palm kernel oil, contains less than 2% of each of the following: organic soy protein concentrate, sodium caseinate (milk protein), natural flavors, organic soy lecithin, xanthan gum, guar gum. Contains milk and soy.

Directions
Thaw unopened four hours in refrigerator. Do not thaw on countertop.
Keep product refrigerated for up to ten days. Can be refrozen.
For longer storage, place in freezer.

All contents 2007 Peak Foods, LLC


LIBBY1972 SparkPoints: (15)
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11/21/07 4:17 P

I do know how to make whipped cream. But I was looking for a lighter choice. I don't consume artificial sweeteners. But thanks.

Whipped yogurt is good too. I have a good recipe for whipped faux-yogurt made with silken tofu. Really good.

APPRIL Posts: 2,238
11/21/07 2:52 P

Hi,

Has anyone ever tried to whip yogurt??

MADELINE23 SparkPoints: (7,370)
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11/21/07 11:52 A

I don't there is any on the market without the hydrogenated stuff but if you want to try and make it yourself...try this !!

Not low fat but sugar free !

WHIPPED CREAM

1 pint whipping cream
6 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chill the bowl you will mix in.
Whip cream with mixer in chilled bowl.
When the cream begins to thicken, slowly add Splenda and vanilla.
Continue to mix until stiff peaks and ridges form.
Be careful not to overbeat.


LIBBY1972 SparkPoints: (15)
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11/20/07 11:17 P

Does such a thing exist?

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