I’ve mentioned my sister Kellene before. She’s the one who had a mountain bike wreck so bad I get queasy just thinking about it.
Well, a couple of days ago, she called up with an interesting suggestion.
“You know how you like peanut butter so much?” she said.
Yeah, I remember. I dream about it nightly.
“Well, you know I like it, too.” And in fact, that’s an understatement. Kellene and I have very similar tastes. She, however, doesn’t seem to ever put on weight. Which is not very endearing or empathetic of her.
Anyway, she continued. “I just found a way for you to be able to eat peanut butter while you’re dieting.”
OK, now she had my attention. “Seriously? How?”
“You mix it with tofu!”
OK, now she had lost my attention. But she kept talking anyway. “I know it sounds weird to mix tofu with peanut butter, but it actually works great!”
“No,” I said, “it’s weird to mix tofu with anything. Tofu is nothing but Soylent White. You know what that’s made out of?”
“Just try this,” she said. “You’ll thank me when you do.”
So she told me the recipe, which I’m also posting in Fatty’s Food Forum:
Soylent White -Tofu Spread
- 1/2 c. peanut butter
- 1 c. soft tofu
- 1 Tbsp honey
Blend everything. Serve on bread in the same amounts you would normally serve regular peanut butter. Refrigerate unused portion for later use.
The idea behind this, of course, is by cutting 1 part peanut butter with 2 parts tofu, you’re getting all the protein you normally would with peanut butter, but with a third the fat and a lot fewer calories.
I Am Astounded
Here’s the thing: Kellene was right. Tofu has no flavor of its own, and peanut butter is a strong enough flavor that when you cut it with tofu, it still tastes just like peanut butter. The texture isn’t peanut-buttery anymore, but this still tastes good enough that I’m adding it to Fatty’s Frequent Foods list.
So, thanks Kellene.
I Do Not Expect You To Try This At Home
If anyone but a trusted relative had told me to mix peanut butter with tofu, I would not have done it. So I don’t really expect you to try this out.
But if you do, you’ll thank me later.
PS: Today’s weight: 165.2
PPS: I promise, I am not turning this into a recipe/food blog. But this whole “lose weight without doing a diet I’ll never be able to stick to long-term” thing is what’s on my mind right now, so that’s what winds up on the blog.