Sunday, January 25, 2015
Fudge, chocolaty creamy rich and smooth melts in your mouth, add a crunchy kick with chopped pecans or walnuts. All of a Sudden a plate of fudge comes into my imagination. Where is the memory coming from? I haven't thought of fudge for years.
Some home made fudge appeared as if by magic from a friend! Yummy! * "Time Tunnel Approaching!" I was a child again! We all savored the delicious treat.
I am loving dark chocolate more now than ever.
Question? "How do you eat dark unsweetened chocolate?"
Lightly Melt 1/2 oz (2 small connected pieces) of Baker's Unsweetened Baking Chocolate for 15-17 seconds in the microwave. Chocolate is velvety yet may still have some chunky texture.
Enjoy with a serving (1/2 cup or more) of unsweetened Almond Milk or Almond milk and unsweetened Cashew Milk blend. If you like there is Unsweetened Almond milk with vanilla added. Pecans, walnuts and or shredded organic unsweetened coconut can be added. I have an additional helping of organic coconut oil (semi solid) in a side dish. I like separation of flavors and textures like my Dad before me.
Question? "How do you deal with coconut oil?"
Buy coconut oil and all oils in glass jars. The oil is solid below 77degrees. It can become semi solid, creamy, or pure liquid at room temperature depending on your thermostat. I store a jar of coconut oil in a closed cupboard. It is easy to remove from the jar this way. I have extra jars in the refrigerator, rock hard and waiting for use. If I want a more solid product for eating, I place an amount in the fridge for a few minutes, and it becomes perfectly solid or semi solid texture. I use coconut oil in soups or stews, to coat sweet potatoes for baking, and as face moisturizer.
Benefits of Dark Chocolate
may lower blood pressure
** blend of dopamine (action food) and serotonin (relaxation and focus) for the body and brain
mood feels better
Enjoy Chocolate Everyday~
A Mom and Me favorite from many years ago, simple and fun
This is 1/2 the recipe, easy to double.
6 large marshmallows
1/3 cup unsweetened evaporated milk
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 stick butter
Melt and Stir, Boil 5 minutes, remove from heat and add 3 oz chocolate chip morsels (we used semi-sweet)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla pure extract
Pour into buttered glass dish, refrigerate
Dark Chocolate Fudge
Our Friend's Gift
Full Recipe Courtesy of Nestle USA and VeryBestBaking.com
This is a mint-chocolate fudge recipe made with Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels and Nestle Toll House DelightFulls (tm) Mint-Filled Morsels
*** Fudge, reduced sugar recipe
Dr. Oz Show, aired Jan 13, 2015
****Dairy Free Cupcake made with cocoa powder, Dr. Oz Show, aired Jan 20, 2015
Addiction and Discovery
For the Love of Chocolate
* Dinosaur Train, for kids of all ages, animation, comedy, education on PBS Kids TV and online
** Joseph Mercola, D.O. online newsletter, articles: subjects, dark chocolate, coconut oil benefits
Daniel Amen, MD, Healing ADD and Magnificent Mind at Any Age. Food choices can help brain function.
Baker's Unsweetened Dark Baking Chocolate since 1780, 100% cacao, zero grams sugar
Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil in a glass jar, refined or unrefined for skin moisturizing, cooking, baking, and eating
Silk Non-Dairy GMO Free Milks, Unsweetened Cashew Milk and Unsweetened Almond milk are my favorites. Also available Silk Soy and Coconut milks, Various formulas and flavors, sweetened and unsweetened.
Let's Do Organic 100% organic Shredded Coconut Unsweetened, no sulfites or preservatives, zero grams trans fat
After Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt by Stoneyfield Organic
So Delicious Frozen Chocolate Dessert, made with organic coconut milk and organic cocoa, no soy, no gluten, no dairy
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream New York Super Chunk Fudge
Exercise and Meditation:
Feel increased focus and energy
Paul Lam, M.D., Tai Chi for Health Worldwide
Deepak Chopra, M.D. author, meditation, Yoga, Chopra Center Meditation
Peggy Cappy, Easy Yoga, Secret to Strength and Balance
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Photos by Dahlis
"Chocolate Covered Cream Drops" are actually raw chestnuts in a bowl