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Chocolate — A Superfood of the Gods

By Dawna Matthews:  Do you love chocolate but fear it’s not “good” for you? Chocolate, once known as the food of the gods, is in fact a healthy treat. It has the most health benefits when it is consumed in its most natural and raw form (cacao), but can also …

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Kale: the New Beef

By Chef Centehua Kale is a gorgeous dark green or purple leaf form of cabbage. Kale is  part of the brassica family, as are brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and collard greens. A protein-rich food, kale is also high in iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, copper and other vitamins such as …

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Chocolate Fondue

Hubby and me used to love going for fondue before we had kids. Lets face the fact that a long and messy dinner is just not an option when you have two kids:) Well instead I from time to time will make a super easy and fast fondue for date …

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Slavery, Chocolate and Fair Trade

By Asha Kreiling Oh, chocolate! I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a chocolate fiend. I love all kinds of chocolate and all things chocolate flavored: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate covered raisins and almonds, chocolate chip cookies, brownies — you name it. What I am not too proud …

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Healing the World Through Chocolate

By Chef Centehua Cacao has been used as medicine for centuries. The healing properties of chocolate are outstanding. Of course, I am not talking about any of the conventional, sugary, processed, chemical, toxic candy bars. I am talking about real chocolate, the pure and amazing nut. Yes, the cacao bean is …

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Book launched, give away and the joy of raw chocolate

Yesterday was the official launch of my cookbook “Yummy in my tummy, healthy cooking for the whole family”. The party was held at the La Jolla women’s and we had a great turnout with over 100 people attending. Now the book is available at Amazon, Book depository and Barnes & …

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Healthy Chocolate Cake

No added fat or sugar! Instead I used dates and beans making this healthier than the typical chocolate cake but don’t worry, it does not skimp on flavor. It’s sweet, ooey-gooey and very chocolaty. I’m planning to serve this at a family reunion in Palm Springs, but I’ve learned my …

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Chocolate cake with noisette frosting

We so have been enjoying a long weekend of family time. But everything nice has to come to an end so we went out with a bang and had a wonderful rich dinner last night ending it on the sweet side with a chocolate cake and noisette frosting. Noisette is …

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