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BOOKWERME
Posts: 9,302
10/16/11 5:58 P

Thanks for the tip.



VNATASCHA
Posts: 33
10/16/11 4:55 P

I know this is an old post but you should check out spoonfulofsugarfree.com The girl that writes the blog is allergic to sugar and blogs all about her great sugar free recipes. I've tried quite a few of them and they were great. The zero sugar desserts take a bit of getting used to but she has some great ideas! She also tends to make a lot of gluten and grain free things too. Its a great little blog. She is also doing a ten day sugar free challenge at the beginning on Nov. Which I think I will take her up on. It will be interesting.
Hope you like the blog!



-POOKIE-
Posts: 11,848
2/25/11 5:33 A

Blending frozen berries into tofu makes a great almost ice cream like dessert. If you use sweeter berries like strawberries rather than currants etc it will be plenty sweet!

Cocoa into cottage cheese or plain yogurt is delicious too.



BOOKWERME
Posts: 9,302
2/24/11 8:01 P

LIKE this thread. I have a daughter with food allergies...must be gluten free, dairy free..no egg whites, and a few other odd items. This thread has some good suggestions! THANKS

Actually, I stumbled on it somehow earlier..and was searching for it again...DD is in Ecuador...can't get gluten free mix she loves for brownies..so was looking for an alternative...I thought I read somewhere about rolling a frozen banana in unsweetened cocoa powder. thus..the hunt.

Thanks again.



BOOKWERME
Posts: 9,302
2/24/11 7:59 P

LIKE this thread. I have a daughter with food allergies...must be gluten free, dairy free..no egg whites, and a few other odd items. This thread has some good suggestions! THANKS

Actually, I stumbled on it somehow earlier..and was searching for it again...DD is in Ecuador...can't get gluten free mix she loves for brownies..so was looking for an alternative...I thought I read somewhere about rolling a frozen banana in unsweetened cocoa powder. thus..the hunt.

Thanks again.



KATJAMES17
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10/31/10 11:32 P

Thanks! I'm looking forward to trying some of these suggestions.

I'm finding that I actually do like black coffee (though I prefer it with sugar) and that coffee with soy milk by itself is just fine too.

I also really love it when we get fresh strawberries. They feel like a treat. My parents rarely bought them for us growing up and we can only get good ones during the summer. I'm surprised we're still getting the occasional good batch now, so I want to take advantage of them as long as possible.

Tonight I'm having unsweetened applesauce with raisins and cinnamon.



HEALTHYJ29
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10/28/10 7:52 A

A baked apple with cinnamon,chopped walnuts and little dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins
Dip strawberries in dark chocolate that has been melted
Grilled banana with cinnamon with some yogurt
Pb or almond butter on a banana and freeze till hard



-POOKIE-
Posts: 11,848
10/28/10 7:10 A

No, depending how bitter you like your chocolate...

Mixing unsweetened cocoa powder with either cottage cheese or lower fat cream cheese, with a little vanilla extract is delicious, a few berries and its dessert!



FENICE
Posts: 80
10/28/10 12:45 A

In this situation your best option will be fruits. Try roasting some pineapple and basting it with no sugar added apple juice. Frozen bananas can be pureed in a food processor to make a wonderful sugarfree sorbet.

Dates and figs are naturally sweet so you could add chopped dates and or figs to plain greek yogurt, or serve them with your fruit and cheese tray.

Also, consider dried fruits because the removal of the water concentrates the sugar. Mangos, kiwi, and pineapple are especially good both on their own or with yogurt or mascarpone cheese.

Almond milk has a sweeter flavor (or so I'm told - I'm allergic to nuts) and would make a good addition to your coffee or a good base for a slightly less sweet hot chocolate made with cocoa.

Hope some of that helps



KATJAMES17
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10/28/10 12:31 A

This may turn out to be more of a non-recipe request, but here goes...

I feel like I have overdosed on sugar lately and while I can get away with gluten every now and then, I've been overdoing it with gluten as well. I need a break from both, but I do love my desserts! This is not about denying myself treats or looking for a shortcut to something or trying to find substitutes for conventional desserts. I want to force myself to get a little more creative and/or adventurous.

So these are the parameters: no gluten (wheat, flour, oatmeal, etc.); no cane sugar (brown sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar); no sugars created by processing other foods (palm sugar, beet sugar, corn syrup, high-fructose or otherwise); no honey; no agave nectar; no maple syrup; no molasses; no stevia; no artificial sugars. Basically no sweeteners of any kind. I'd be open to things like concentrated fruits, but I'd prefer to go as close to raw as possible.

Thursday nights are at-home date night and tomorrow is super special because it's the Project Runway finale :) So far, what I've come up with for a "special" dessert is something like a fruit and cheese tray, maybe with some nuts. I also know I like adding Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder and plain soy milk to black coffee. What else can you think of?



 
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