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The following recipes are courtesy of The National Cancer Institute and The American Cancer Society.

Fluffy Fruit Gelatin

1 cup cooked or canned peaches with syrup
1 (3-ounce) package red gelatin
1 cup boiling water

Blend fruit with syrup at high speed until smooth. Pour pureed fruit back into measuring cup and add enough syrup or water to make one cup. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, pour into a bowl (deep enough to whip gelatin later). Stir in fruit puree. Cool. Refrigerate gelatin mixture until it piles softly, but is not firm. With cold beaters, whip the gelatin until foamy and doubled in volume. Refrigerate until firm.

Yield: 6 servings. 90 calories per serving, 1 gram of protein. Pears, applesauce or apricots may be used in place of peaches.

Lactose-Free Double Chocolate Pudding

2 (1-ounce) squares baking chocolate
1 cup nondairy creamer, soy formula or lactose-free milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt chocolate in a small saucepan. Measure cornstarch and sugar into another pan. Add part of the liquid and stir until cornstarch dissolves. Add remainder of liquid. Cook over medium heat until warm. Stir in chocolate until mixture is thick and comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Blend in vanilla and cool.

Yield: 2 (3/4-cup) servings. 382 calories per serving. 1 gram of protein

Milk-Free Butterscotch Sauce

½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup nondairy creamer
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon milk-free margarine
½ teaspoon vanilla

Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Slowly add nondairy creamer and water, stirring until cornstarch dissolves. Add honey and margarine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened and comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Cook and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Yield: About ½ cup. 85 calories per servings, 0 grams of protein. For Milk-Free Chocolate Sauce: Stir in 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa with cornstarch. If too thick, add a little water after it comes to a boil.

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