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5 REAL Health Truths of Chocolate

 Chocolate. More seductive than David Beckham stripped down to his underwear. Biting into a rich, chocolatey dessert is a sensual experience. My taste buds are salivating just thinking about it. There was a time when I’d treat myself to a little chocolate everyday. I was convinced it was a healthy habit. With all the health claims surrounding it, chocolate seems too good to be true. It is touted for high antioxidant levels, supporting the cardiovascular system and the ability to boost mood. I recently had to ease-up on my love affair with chocolate. Something in it is causing my psoriasis to flare and it induces a terrible bout of heart burn. Now I am questioning all the claims celebrating this magical superfood. What are the real health facts on chocolate?   THE CLAIMS: “Chocolate has more antioxidants than blueberries.” Yes, chocolate is high in antioxidants. It contains flavanols, which are Read More

Dairy-free / Dessert / Gluten-free / Grain-free / Nut-Free / Paleo

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

After a savory meal, I need a little treat to get my sweet fix. One small piece is all I need but it has to be the right flavor combo to satisfy my insatiable sweet tooth. Chocolate and mint seem to send the right signals to my brain. I created this chocolate peppermint fudge recipe and it’s exactly what I need after a big meal. Chocolate gives my body the sweet satisfaction and mint sends the signal that the meal is complete. If you’re an Andes Mints lover, that’s exactly what these fudge bites taste like. You’ll absolutely love this recipe! I think it’s the mint that is so satisfying and stops you from eating more than one or two. These are very dark chocolate so if you’re more of a milk chocolate fan, add more coconut milk to tone down the intensity. Makes 24 pieces. Coconut butter – ½ cup – Read More