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Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Stars of Extra Virgin, Fuse Tofu & Berries for Summertime Treat

Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Stars of Extra Virgin, Fuse Tofu & Berries for Summertime Treat
Tofu and berry popsicles; Inset: Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar
Courtesy House Foods; Insets: David Livingston/Getty

05/25/2013 AT 07:00 PM EDT

On their Cooking Channel show Extra Virgin, it's plain to see that Debi Mazar and her husband Gabriele Corcos are as enamored with food as they are with each other.

"Our love affair started at a dinner table in Florence and has evolved being in the kitchen together," Corcos tells PEOPLE. "It's there that we prepare our daily family meals, develop new recipes, or just experiment with food."

Though their romance started at the table, Mazar, who stars in the upcoming Lovelace alongside Amanda Seyfried, James Franco and Bobby Cannavale, says that while her diet is inspired by the flavors of Tuscany, it's evolved.

"When I married Gabriele, a Tuscan carnivore, I was eating much more meat and craved balance in my diet," she says. "Infusing tofu did just that."



The couple has dreamed up an icy berry flavored treat that calls for tofu for a protein boost exclusively for PEOPLE.com – and just in time for summer.

Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos's Tofu and Berry Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles (3 oz. each)

Ingredients
½ package (7 oz.) soft tofu (recommended House Foods Tofu Soft)
2 cups strawberries or other berries, hulled and sliced
½ cup super fine sugar
1 12 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions
1. Add the berries to a bowl and toss with the sugar and vanilla. Let sit out for 20 minutes so they become juicy.

2. Add fruit mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Ad the tofu and blend again until incorporated.

3. Divide the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze about four hours or until firm.

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