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Coconut Milk Three Ways

I use a lot of coconut products: oil, cream, butter, shredded, water.  All add great additions to any dish whether sweet, savory or spicy, but none reign quite as supreme in my book as coconut milk.  I use it a fair amount.  It is rich, creamy, and has a very similar mouthfeel to cow’s milk. … Continue reading Coconut Milk Three Ways

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Ingredient Spotlight: Raw Cacao

Although, nowadays many who think of chocolate tend to associate it with Belgium or Switzerland, the origin story of the mighty cacao bean is traced back to Mesoamerica.  The cacao most likely originated in Southern Mexico, where the Olmecs ground the beans with water to create a beverage.  Very little sweetener was used in those… Continue reading Ingredient Spotlight: Raw Cacao

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Nutrient Spotlight: Magnesium

It is estimated that only 20% of the US population is getting enough magnesium. There are several reasons why this number is so low, including a diet lacking in whole foods, as well as an increase in chronic illnesses that deplete magnesium from the body. Add to that the fact that most blood panels test… Continue reading Nutrient Spotlight: Magnesium

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Mocha Smoothie

It’s starting to warm up (yay!).  As the day starts earlier and the mornings aren’t as chilly, I declare that smoothies can make it back into rotation again (if they were ever out).  Smoothies make for a quick meal or snack.  Easy to take with out and about or sip while lounging around.  This one… Continue reading Mocha Smoothie

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Almond Hot Chocolate

It’s hot chocolate weather. There is something comforting about a sweet, thick chocolatey mug of goodness. It's like a melted candy bar in cup. Hot chocolate feels like dessert in a glass to me, which is probably why I tend to drink it slowly after meals savoring every sip. This hot chocolate recipe takes the… Continue reading Almond Hot Chocolate

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Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding

By now most people have heard (and eaten) chia pudding in some form or another.  This blended version offers a smoother texture – more similar to a traditional pudding.  This can be a light meal, especially if you pick some hearty toppings, or a quick snack.  The chia seeds are filled with fiber, keeping you… Continue reading Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding