Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blood and Chocolates

There is nothing in this world better than raw chocolate. I have to admit that a high percentage cacao chocolate bar, takes a bit of getting used to. However, add some raw cacao powder, raw carob, or raw cacao nibs to any recipe and you have a taste sensation. Nutritionally, raw chocolate is very good for you, much unlike its evil twin "processed chocolate".

If you have a sweet tooth like me, and are in desperate need of a chocolate childhood memory, be sure to check out Rawdorable. Shannon has her own blog site, as well as weekly blog for We Like it Raw. Believe it or not, this week she has rawified "sex in a pan" (at least that is what we call it). She also has raw girl guide cookies and Mallomars to her credit. I know from personal experience, that if you are having problems with one of her recipes, you can contact her via Give it to me Raw, or her blog and she will be more than willing to help.

A favorite recipe of mine when I need a chocolate hit is as follows:

Smooth Chocolate Avocado Pudding (pictured above)
3 regular sized avocados
3/4 - 1 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (adjust to taste)
1/4 cup carob powder
½ cup cocoa powder or raw chocolate powder
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
splash of salt
First blend the avocados in a food processor. Then add half the maple syrup. Then add the powder while its running. Add sweetener to taste. Add the extract at the end. Keep blending until smooth. Best served chilled.
Recipe by Heidi & Justin S. Ohlander
Raw Food, Right Now!

Okay, so to tie in my blog title, besides being a werewolf movie that my oldest daughter and I have yet to see, I am referring to my breakfast this morning: I am rather enjoying my juicer! It came this week. Juicing is definitely experimental and time consuming, and definitely worth every effort!!! This morning, I enjoyed freshly squeezed blood oranges for breakfast, all I need is some raw chocolate to make this day (and blog title) complete!

I LOVE getting new kitchen appliance almost as much as a new pair of heels! Jaclyn even commented on our kitchen accessories last night - on my kitchen counter, I have my smoothie maker, this week I have also brought out my food processor, and now there is a juicer. Good thing my new house has a lot of counter space!

And for all of you Ontario Chocoholics, check out my new favorite Canadian Site: Upayanaturals. Customer service is great, and I'm gonna be sampling Raweo Cookies this weekend! If you stop by, let Dennis know I sent you.

Happy Thursday!!!


Darice Michelle said...

that pudding looks so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you tried using cocoa nibs? It tastes better. My ultime favorite is Wolfe's Raw Chocolate Powder, now that is DEVINE!

shannonmarie said...

As always, thanks for the mention. That pudding looks divine.

Anonymous said...

Now why does this post conjure up images of 5 girls scared out of their minds in Aldershot??? To this day I will not watch a horror movie!!!