Dates, Dressings and Sauces, Hey, I Can Make That!, Tofu

Mayonnaise From My YouTube Video

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When I first began this lifestyle, there were many dishes which we did not care for and just through in the garbage.  I finally learned that the trick is to make the (new to you) sauce separately. Taste the sauce first and if you like it you can later add to beans, potatoes, steamed or roasted vegetables.  This helps to avoid waste and frustration.

It also helps to join local groups where you can meet and eat with others who have adopted this lifestyle. Learn how to find local groups where you live.

I am fortunate to have created a group which meets twice monthly for healthy, Pot Luck dinners. We try to incorporate presentations before we eat. I found this yummy and versatile recipe for mayonnaise, which also makes a great base for other sauces.

You can watch me demonstrate the “Hey, I Can Make That!” recipe here.

               Mayonnaise 

Ingredients:

8 oz box of Organic Silken Tofu 

3 Tsp white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp ground mustard seeds or dry mustard

1 Tablespoon salt substitute

1 small pitted date (optional)

2 Tablespoons Water

Blend ingredients in high speed blender.

Store in refrigerator.

Keeps in refrigerator for about 5 days.

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Dates, Desserts, Treats

Date-Nut Slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2-3/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch of salt substitute (optional)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop the dates coarsely. (I used a food processor to do this.)
  2. Chop the walnuts coarsely. (You may toast them if you wish, but I didn’t.) Grind the almonds to a powder (again, use the food processor).
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the dates and 1/2 cup soy milk. Bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low heat, stirring often, till the dates break down and the mixture cooks into a thick consistency that leaves the sides of the saucepan. If it seems to be drying out before the dates break down, add some more soy milk, up to another 1/4 cup.
  4. Turn off the heat. Stir in walnuts, cardamom and a pinch of salt substitute and combine well. Let the mixture cool almost to room temperature.
  5. Place the date mixture on a plastic sheet and form it into a long roll. Roll it in almond powder to get it coated.
  6. Place the roll in the freezer for an hour or more, then cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the slices if desired. (Supposedly you can store these in the freezer for a quick treat.)

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