We want to introduce you to some wonderful Japanese dessert recipes. We also want to inspire you with the incredible delicacies that are created here in Japan. In Japan, food is art. The dishes represent some aspect of nature. Look at these incredible dessert photos. If you hold your mouse over the photos, you`ll see their names. Names like the above, "summer fireworks" and "summer morning". When we eat them, we are inspired. Food is not just for stomach but for the eyes as well.
We want to bring you easy healthy eating. We believe that a diet free healthy plan includes delicious desserts to enjoy. The Japanese diet includes wonderful desserts that satisfy both the eyes and the taste buds. When we are emotionally satisfied with our food, we crave less and enjoy more. You`ll also find that Japanese food recipes use a lot less sugar. Try to add more and more healthy Japanese food into your weekly menu and see how you feel.
Typical ingredients in Japanese dessert recipes include:
Jelly (from agar agar powder or gelatin) Agar agar is a vegetarian gelatin substitute found in health food stores
Ingredients 4 teaspoons agar agar powder (vegetarian gelatin subsitute) or gelatin 3 1/2 cups (800ml) soymilk 4 tablespoons maple syrup
Sauce3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) strawberries 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
Directions: Prepare the sauce: Place the strawberries in a small saucepan. Mash and stir over low heat for 5 minutes. Blend strawberries with lemon juice and maple syrup or honey.
Prepare the jelly: Combine the agar agar/gelatin and soymilk in a saucepan and mix well. When the agar agar/gelatin is completely dissolved, mix in the maple syrup or honey. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
When the soymilk has cooled, pour into cups. Refrigerate until set.
Serve with sauce and enjoy!
Soymilk Mousse with Blueberry Sauce
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 100 ml soymilk 1 block (200grams) frim tofu 1 banana
Sauce Ingredients: 3/4 cup Blueberries (or other fruit) 200 ml soymilk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
Directions: To make the mousse: Blend the yogurt, lemon juice, soymilk, tofu and banana until thick and smooth.
To make the sauce: Combine the blueberries, soymilk, lemon juice and maple syrup/honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve the mousse topped with the sauce. Yum!
Coming soon... more dessert recipes
Strawberry Daifuku Angela`s favorite! This is a light dessert with fresh strawberries, rice cake (like a dumpling) and red bean paste (adzuki bean)
Azuki Shiratama Really easy healthy eating recipe. This is a rice cake dumpling served with red bean paste. Really good and great for kids. Tinashe`s pre-school serves them.
Green Tea Rice Pudding Tasty alternative to traditional rice pudding. Can be prepared with soy milk if desired.