Chocolate – of course!

Cocoa Nibs

Cocoa nibs are what chocolate is made from, minus the sugar and milk products. They aren’t sweet. I repeat they aren’t sweet. They aren’t even close to being called sweet but they do contain a ton of flavanols, more than any other version of chocolate or even natural cocoa powder. These flavanols can help lower […]

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What is natural cocoa powder?

Natural Cocoa Powder To maximize flavour, cocoa manufacturers’ traditionally ferment the beans, use high heat to roast them and add an alkaline, known as Dutching, to improve the color, texture and flavour. The big problem is that all of these steps reduce the amount of antioxidants present. The impact of alkalizing alone reduces the total […]

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Double Chocolate Muffins – a great fall treat

three chocolate muffins sitting on a white plate

These double chocolate muffins get their clout from oat bran and ground flaxseed. Next time you have to send a treat to school, pack these and tell your kids they’re chocolate cupcakes – they taste that good. (Check label of the chocolate chips for peanuts) Don’t let the pumpkin in the recipe mislead you. These muffins don’t […]

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Decadent Brownies

These brownies are decadent, fudgey, and not too sweet. Made with heart healthy natural cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, omega-3 eggs, and canola oil, they’re a healthier version of the old standard. Makes – 16 – 2 x 2-inch pieces Serves – 1 chocoholic and anyone they wish to share them with Baking Tips: When […]

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Chocolate Cake

Don’t Forget to Leave Room for Chocolate Cake from: Healthy Starts Here! Serves – 30 1 Serving = one 2×2-inch (5×5 cm) square Kid Friendly If this cake had of been around when Marie Antoinette shrieked her famous cry, “Let Them Eat Cake!” chances are the French Revolution would have been rewritten, depriving future musical […]

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