Monday, March 19, 2007

Spicy Noodles , Very lowfat Banana "Cream" Pie


Spicy Noodles with Tofu and Veggies


Yep, again. I make a version of these noodles at least once every 10 days or so. I think I've got my low calorie/fat version down to a science now. This time I used 12 oz of brown rice noodles, daikon, broccoli, bean sprouts, scallions, green onion, red pepper, carrot and cilantro.. oh and 14 oz firm lite tofu. Only 2 tbsp of toasted sesame oil for the entire dish and it easily made 8 large servings.

Banana "Cream" Pie


If you read yesterdays post, you know that I made corn muffins with barley flour. I decided today that I would try some chocolate cupcakes.. which I'm sure would have worked out beautifully if I had left well enough alone.. I mean barley flour, sucanat and olive oil aren't the worst things to have in a dessert, but me being me, I had to push the envelope.. so, I sub'd stevia for sucanat, applesauce for oil and used the barley flour. They were tasty, moist and very, very crumbly. What to do? hmmmm... too bad I'm not making any kitty litter cake (if you have boys, make this! we had such a fun bday one year with this cake!).. cake crumbs, pudding like things... could I maybe make a banana cream pie? I checked my ingredients.. good to go, so,I made a sugar free, fat free pudding with several of overly ripe banans thrown in, banana and coconut extract, agar, food coloring, soymilk and arrowroot. It worked! I had some soy whip which kind of defeats the purpose of a "healthy" dessert, but oh well... oh and I topped it with dark chocolate shavings. It turned out better than expected.


16 comments:

  1. I had to laugh when I read about your Kitty litter cake because my daughter's friend just posted a picture of her kitty litter cake. Who knew you could make a vegan version?

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  2. lovely presentation on those noodles! I'll have to try this -sounds so simple and tasty.

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  3. Yum... noodles. I sincerely hope your banana cream pie is a test recipe!

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  4. okay for that yummy looking banana cream pie to look so good and not bad for you- that is on my list!

    I love noodle anything with sesame oil- the picture looks great.

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  5. Thanks for the link to your dal recipe. To be honest, I have a whole stack of recipes that I've printed but still haven't tried. I've been working on sorting them since I've been out of work. Now that I'm on the Indian food kick, I'll have to definitely try your dal recipe. Do you think it would taste okay with black or green lentils?

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  6. Kitty litter cake is the bomb. We make it every Halloween. Your noodle dish looks devine. My taste buds are going crazy. Hubby has been asking for banana cream pie. I wonder if I could make one as yummy as yours? Are you sharing the recipe for testing? I can't wait for your book. You are awesome in writing recipes that are healthy, vegan, and delicious!

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  7. Unfortunately, I didn't write down anything when I made the banana cream pie.. and the next time I make one, I will use a cookie type crust, as the cake crust didn't hold together that well. (I didn't add any binders to it).. or I will do a cereal crust. I'll make sure to write it down next time!

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  8. Your photos just keep getting better and better, lady :) That cake looks diiivine!

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  9. Courtney4:46 PM

    That pie is beautiful! What a great "mistake" your cupcakes turned out to be, huh?!

    Courtney

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  10. I always end up so hungry after reading your posts Melody! Everything you make always looks so perfect! That banana cream pie is beautiful!

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  11. I remember seeing the kitty litter cake years ago. It is soooooo cute, and gross, and funny. Probably tastes pretty darn good, too.

    Your banana 'cream' pie must be HEAVENLY, Melody!! Lovely to look at, i must tell you... i'm a sucker for anything bananas. If you are what you eat, i guess i'm kinda bananas!

    I dig spicy noodles. I can't even think about eating noodles w/out something savory. Yummy.

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  12. The spicy noodles sound great. I eat noodles at least three times a week as they are so quick to cook.

    The banana cream pie looks delicious.

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  13. two thumbs for the noodles.I just adore them.had some for lunch myself.
    but not as nice as yours.
    and i'm not a gr8 fan of overly ripe sweet bananas....but if i had not known i would have definately wolfed that down.Looks delicious.

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  14. Ha ha... I couldn't resist reading when I saw "very low fat...". Looks yummy - like a twist on banoffee pie. This is my first time on your site. Lovely!

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  15. Wow, I love the way that banana cream pie came together so haphazardly and yet looks so luscious!

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  16. Great idea for the banana cream pie. I have made one with a graham cracker crust, but chocolate sounds so good, too!

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