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Chocolate Tofu Pops
July 6, 2010 | Home >Book Reviews >Chocolate Tofu Pops

Chocolate Tofu Pops

You know how there are certain books that inspire you want to be healthier, live better, and do better? That is this cookbook!   Let me explain:

organically raised

Anni Daulter sent us Organically Raised- Conscious cooking for Babies and Toddlers.  I have so much I love about this book!  I almost didn’t respond to Anni, because I don’t have any babies or toddlers.  But my kids have loved these recipes, and I have really enjoyed this cookbook on so many levels!

Here’s what I love

  • After looking through the pictures in the book, I feel like moving to a farm, raising organic plants and animals, and then having me some babies! I’m not joking here. I want to have these children pictured in the book! I want to eat the food in the book! I wish I were the author of this book! All the pictures in the book make me want to abandon the city and live in the country! The photos of the children are gorgeous!! They have a truly serene feel to them.  I wish I could have posted a million of the pictures.  But here is one:
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  • The recipes are totally new, fresh and unique! I have been pouring over the recipes and they are not simply healthier versions of typical recipes.  They are totally new and completely amazing.
  • There is a question and answer section, a pantry list, feeding schedule, tips, a snack list etc.
  • For the baby food, there’s a carrot, spinach, and beet blend.  A dried apricot and peach blend.  An apple and butternut squash blend.  I truly wish I had these recipes when I had babies to feed.
  • For the toddlers (or my kids in this instance) we like the recipes for basil-walnut pesto quesadilla, sweet potato cakes with sour cream, pumpkin poppers, lavender cupcakes with lavender swiss meringue butter cream, roasted coconut oat balls… Don’t they sound amazing?  And here is our favorite (as pictured above)

Sunshine’s Chocolate Tofu Pops By Anni Daulter

(Shared with permission)

  • 4 oz silken tofu, drained
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 3 tsp ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup organic raw dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
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Mix the tofu, agave, almonds, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan.  Cook over med heat until all ingredients melt together

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Pour mixture into a blender or food processor and puree

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pour into ice-pop molds. Freeze and enjoy.  (Do you like how I only have one popsicle stick left??

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My kids LOVED THESE! They taste like chocolate creamy’s.

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I know this post is getting way too long, but I like this book so much, I wanted to also add what the author has said about it.  Including what Gwen Stefani said, because my husband is totally in love with her!

Organically Raised is a hip, holistic guide that allows parents to create delicious, healthy, and organic meals for children ages 6 months to 3 years old. In it, I explain why feeding children organic, seasonal foods and mindful preparation and eating are important. I also include important information about nutrition for children; common food allergies; smart, simple tips for preparation and storage; and inspiring “Mama Mantras” to help parents prepare meals that nurture their children’s bodies, minds, and spirits. With warm, inviting photographs featuring delicious, healthy baby food and recipes that focus on a few basic fresh ingredients, my book Organically Raised makes cooking for babies and young toddlers easy and appealing to even the most inexperienced cook.                                                                                                                                                               

 

Organically Raised is the cookbook I wish I had when my first child was born! It explains the benefits of organic eating for young children and includes yummy recipes. When my next child starts solids I plan to keep Organically Raised in my diaper bag. That way I can ensure there are always healthy options to offer.”

Gwen Stefani, musician and mommy to Kingston and Zuma

You have to have this book!!

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(18)
Heather says:

I can’t wait to try these with my kids! We’ve been trying new popsicle recipes every week and these look delicious. My kids don’t like nuts though, I wonder what would be a good substitute for the ground almonds that would keep the protein up.

Amy says:

Heather- I omitted the nuts, because I wasn’t sure what to do to grind them. They were still great!

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Mary says:

I have never bought or used tofu but these look delicious. I am thinking I need to try to make them.

mama says:

I’m definately going to make these. i’m also going to check this book out. I’d never heard of it before but it sounds great!

these look delicious. i think… i will try these with my sister!

Firefly says:

Oh that looks so yummy, I must make it for my daughter!

Elizabeth says:

Living in the hot Arizona desert, I’m always looking for a good healthy popsicle.. really looking forward to trying these with my son, and getting this book!

Pamela says:

I can’t wait to try these popcicles for my tot and my 7 year old! Living in Florida we are always looking for healthy popcicles!

Anni Daulter says:

Hi Amy and all the mamas who have commented…

Thank you for the review and I really hope you all try out the book and recipes and please tell your friends. I love this book and put my heart into writing it…I hope you enjoy it! Please email me at my website http://www.organicallyraisedcookbook.com to let me know how you like the book or if you have any questions!

In gratitude,

Anni

Joanna Price says:

What a cool and unique idea! I’d love to win this cookbook for my toddlers!

Amy says:

Elizabeth and Pamela: Her next book is ALL popsicles!!

Katie says:

oh oh! is this giveaway still going on?! If I dont win this book I am going to have to get it from the library – I love healthy kids cookbooks!

Andy says:

Thanks for this lovely recipe. I think kids will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Tina says:

This looks great!

tara says:

that sounds awesome! this book looks amazing! =)

[…] However, in our years of making ice pops, we’ve never been as creative as Anni Daulter!  Anni has made a whole collection of Ice Pops that include vegetables, yogurt, tofu, chocolate, teas, nuts, wheat germ, herbs, and pure fruit.  Adding these healthful foods to your ice pops is a great way to include some of these ingredients for even the pickiest eaters!  Here is one of my favorites from her new cookbook called Ice Pop Joy […]

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