Healing Benefits of Dark Chocolate

One of the healthiest and most potent antioxidant rich food is dark chocolate.  Chocolate has been known to improve heart health.  A 2007 report in The Journal of the American Medical Association study showed that procyanidins and epicatechins, which are the flavanols in cocoa, can improve heart health by reducing cholesterol and blood pressure.  It…

Things to Know About Cooking Gluten Free

Great article shared with us from “The Kitchn” (Images by  Faith Durand) Cocoa to Cornstarch: Are These 10 Ingredients Gluten-Free? I have been aware of gluten-free cooking and celiac disease for a long time — much longer, in fact, than it has been in the public eye. One of my mother’s best friends was diagnosed…

Strawberry Coconut Brownies

Vegan Gluten Free Brownies w/ Strawberries & Agave Coconut Cream Time: 30 Minutes Yield: 8″ brownie pan (9 Item Recipe) Naturally Gluten Free Brownie Ingredients: 3/4 cup Rice Flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (The thick part scooped out of the top – Do not shake…

Beet Banana Flax Brownies

Modified from Culinary.net Beet Chipotle Brownies Beet Banana Flax Brownies Time: 30 Minutes Yield: 14 – 16 Brownies (9 Item Recipe) Naturally vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, sugar free Ingredients: 2 large organic red crimson beets, cooked and cooled 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 ripe organic bananas sugar 1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce 1…

Chocolate Walnut Agave Balls – RAW, Vegan & Vegetarian

Type: Healthy Dessert/Sweet Treat/Sweet Snack Yield: 15 Medium sized raw vegan chocolate walnut balls Chocolate Walnut Agave Balls Natually RAW, Vegan & Vegetarian Time: 5 minutes (4 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 2/3 cup raw Organic Walnuts 1/3 cup Organic Oats 4 Tbsp Organic Agave 2 Tbsp Raw Organic Cocoa Powder Directions: Food Process together blending until…

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Agave & Avocado – Low Glycemic

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Agave & Avocado Time: 50 minutes (10 Ingredient Recipe) Yields: 1 Double Layer 8 inch round cake Ingredients for Cake: 2 ½ cups whole-wheat flour ½ cup Organic flaxseed meal (Bob’s Red Mill is my favorite) 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2½ teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups organic…

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Topping – Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian

DESSERT: TOPPING (Great for drizzling on pie or other dessert goodies) (3 Item Recipe) HEALTHY  CHOCOLATE  TOPPING (Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Recipe) Yields: 1  1/4 Cup Chocolate Sauce Topping Cook Time:   5 Minutes INGREDIENTS NEEDED: 3 /4 Cup Cocoa Powder 3/4 Cup Simple Vegan Syrup (see previous recipe provided) 2 Tablespoons Organic Almond Milk (plain…