Black and White Pudding

The surgery has required a bit of a shift in food texture for a while.  The need for potassium is great right now, so we eat a lot of potato- and milk-laden foods.

The easiest – and most delicious and versatile – is pudding.

I made four cups of chocolate pudding, combining a recipe from the net with what I remembered from ten years ago during the transplant when this same food reigned supreme.  It was fabulous!

Next up – some variety.  So I started by enhancing with maple syrup, and cutting back on the amount of sugar to make up for the sweetness of the maple syrup.

Did not cut back enough on the sugar; it was way too sweet!  I hadn’t reckoned on how much extra sugar the unsweetened cocoa requires.

So I made another batch of vanilla with no sugar at all and combined the two, adding a bit of almond flavoring.  Perfect!

Those of us with no problems swallowing can sprinkle any number of enticing items onto the top of any combination of flavors, whilst others must be more circumspect regarding texture.

One of the combinations that we have tried is mixing about half as much of my homemade (extra whole milk powder) yogurt with an amount of pudding, which gives an entirely new experience in flavor pop.

What you see above is my dessert from last night with instant coffee granules on the vanilla/maple side, and pistachio nuts on the chocolate side.

The chocolate is almost gone, so that is on the agenda for today, along with some soft whole wheat potato bread, as the current loaf of that is nearly gone, too.

The patient is doing well, improving much more quickly than had been expected.  There will probably now be many new experiments with potato soup additions and pudding toppings.

Tostadas will probably need to wait a while.

About judilyn

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11 Responses to Black and White Pudding

  1. Dale says:

    Good to hear that Gary is improving! Say “Hi” for me.

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  2. judilyn says:

    He’s right here at my side, so he says “Hi” back! ;-> Hope all is well with you.

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    • Dale says:

      It is, thanks Judie. I will be going to a Christmas Eve supper tomorrow evening with the folks here at BMH. They have all been so kind and helpful to me ever since my arrival, and especially so since my fall. This is a great community here, and I’m happy to be a part of it.

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  3. Diane says:

    I’m glad to hear Gary is doing better than expected. He has a good caregivier, that’s for sure. Did you make the pudding from scratch? Bananas and avocados are high in potassium, too.

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    • judilyn says:

      Yes, from scratch. It is soooo easy, and no chemicals like in the packaged mixes. I can PM you the recipe if you want it.

      Bananas give him terrible heartburn, and avocados have not been very good lately. But when they are in their prime, we eat one every day between us. Butter smooth!

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  4. taphian says:

    All the best for Gary and you, have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, virtual hugs, Mitza

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  5. judilyn says:

    Thank you, Mitza – best to you and yours as well. Do you have a White Christmas? It is 60 here at the moment at ten in the morning.

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  6. skd says:

    Best wishes for the two of you Judi💞

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  7. judilyn says:

    Thank you so much. Wonderful to hear from you!!! ;->

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  8. chefkreso says:

    Looks pretty yummy!

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