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Old 09-06-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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Cool Sugarless Tofucake With Kelp Crust

Dairy is killin me. My cholesterol is 270 and the Doc says it comes down or I go on meds. Asians invented tofu centuries ago and have utilized it in many forms with relish. The use of tofu as a cream cheese substitute in cheesecakes have been touted for years to my chagrin. I grew up loving milk but have come to prefer rice and soy milks. It turns out to be a far healthier food for human consumption. So I wonder, could what proponents of tofu are saying about it be right? I'm hoping they are but with the skepticism I developed back in the 70's when it suddenly became popular.

Any opinions on this to share ???

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Old 09-06-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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Too much soy has its problems also, believe it or not.
At 270 it sounds like you need a very large diet makeover plus meds. Maybe NO cheesecake,even with tofu is in your future. Fat free diet, fish not beef, etc. I think it may take more than conversion to tofu.
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oh yea Gretchen, so true. I'm considering the vegan diet for awhile.
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I'd rather not eat cheesecake! It's not the tofu in the cheesecake - it's the kelp crust! lol

Are you doing the standard things? i.e., eating oatmeal, excercising (I know it's a swear word!), basic cutbacks. If you try to go hog wild and completely change everything to the extreme it will be much harder to stay at it.

Good luck - I have to watch my cholesterol too - it's not easy.
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for a cheesecake-esque treat without the high fat content use yoghurt and gelatin, sweetened/flavored with jam, lemon, etc.
dissolve the gelatin in some water, warm up some non-fat or soy milk in a pan with the gelatin and then add to the yoghurt. pour into tupperware or other container and let set in the fridge. it comes out rather like a refrigerator cheesecake.
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I'd rather not eat cheesecake! It's not the tofu in the cheesecake - it's the kelp crust! lol

Are you doing the standard things? i.e., eating oatmeal, excercising (I know it's a swear word!), basic cutbacks. If you try to go hog wild and completely change everything to the extreme it will be much harder to stay at it.

Good luck - I have to watch my cholesterol too - it's not easy.
You're absolutely right but the three months Doc gave me to shape up is almost over and yea, I'm a loser
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for a cheesecake-esque treat without the high fat content use yoghurt and gelatin, sweetened/flavored with jam, lemon, etc.
dissolve the gelatin in some water, warm up some non-fat or soy milk in a pan with the gelatin and then add to the yoghurt. pour into tupperware or other container and let set in the fridge. it comes out rather like a refrigerator cheesecake.


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