It’s time for a big dose of dessert today. Because, it’s been far, far too long since we’ve been down this road. I’m honestly a little puzzled how this happened.
Instead of dwelling on the past, today we’re getting back on track with perfect-for-fall dessert – Vegan Pumpkin Mousse.
Think, all the flavors you love in pumpkin pie. But a whole lot healthier than pie. It’s lightly spiced, super creamy (minus the cream), silky smooth and just plain luscious. And, there’s one star ingredient that brings it all together….silken tofu.
I’ve been really wanting to use silken tofu in dessert for a while. It has a smooth, delicate texture, and since it isn’t drained or pressed it’s the ideal stepping stone for a creamy, custardy dessert. So, it was pretty much fate when Mori-Nu reached out and asked me to do just that. Or, they have the power to read my mind.
Anyway, the asked me to create a
dessert recipe (they said recipe. i heard, desert, dessert, dessert.) using any of their six varieties of silken tofu. Ummm, yes!
Mori-Nu Tofu is different than other types of tofu I’ve cooked with before. For starters, it comes in aseptic packaging. If you’re not familiar with what this is, you’re probably not alone. It took me a little Googling to learn about it. This type of packaging allows foods that are perishable and normally need refrigeration (hi, tofu), to be stored unrefrigerated for longer periods of time. It also seals in the product’s freshness and nutrition. Pretty interesting stuff.
A huge thing to love about Mori-Nu Tofu…there’s no preservatives and it’s made with non-GMO soy (and verified by the Non-GMO Project).
It took me a few tries to get this recipe exactly where I want it. And now that it’s happened, oh.my.gosh. My expectations were totally exceeded!
If you’re in the mood to put pies, crisps, crumbles and cobblers on the back burner for a bit, and looking for a new fall dessert, you’ve got to try this.
I recommend topping your mousse with a dollop of whipped coconut cream. And, adding a little texture and crunch with toasted pepitas and pomegranate arils. Crushed gingersnaps would also make a perfect topping.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mori-nu. The opinions and text are all mine.