Chocolate Martini (raw)
‘Liquid dessert’ best describes this lusciously creamy cocktail. It does triple duty as well- sans the alcohol it makes delicious chocolate milk or a cozy hot chocolate on those cold winter nights if heated.
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If your dreaming of a rich, dense, smooth and creamy chocolate raw vegan cake, this is the one to try. This is the type of cake you can only eat a few bites of at a time, because it is that rich, but yet it is still surprisingly healthy. It has a silky velvety chocolate filling that has the denseness of a cheesecake, but without the tang. Just pure chocolate heaven. If you like that sort of thing, this will be heaven on a plate for you.
As much of a chocolate lover as I am, I have to say it was actually a little too rich for me. Next time I will probably try to make it a little lighter and with slightly less chocolate in it. Well worth trying again though. The entire G Living staff love this one and have requested I make this one again as soon as possible.
Chocolate Dream Cake (raw)
For the Crust:
1 Cup Almonds
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder (Cacao Powder)
2 TB Agave Nectar
1 Tsp. Virgin Coconut Butter
2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp. Sea Salt
Imagine a candy bar that was rich and decadent and – wait – was actually good for you and wouldn’t fatten your behind. As crazy as it sounds, there is such a thing. Empowered Foods has created raw versions of chocolate bars and cups made from all raw and organic ingredients and sweetened with Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
I keep hearing about these raw chocolate parties everywhere now. Now 3 time Grammy nominated artist, India Arie said at The Roots Pre-Grammy 2007 Jam that she just went to one too. I have yet to go to one, although they sound wonderful. I love chocolate! I wonder if everything they serve at these parties includes chocolate in it, including all the drinks and all the food and deserts. Chocolate Martini anyone? India also said that her entire diet is Organic. Lots of recipes in GreenChefs feature raw chocolate in them. You can buy raw cacao nibs (cocoa) or powder online or at Whole Foods Markets.
Here is a little bit of information online on cacao and raw chocolate:
Cacao As A Superfood
Cacao beans contain over 300 chemically identifiable compounds making it one of the most complex food substances on Earth!
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Published on October 18, 2006
Section GreenChef Foodie Talk
As you know, I have a huge passion for organics and dark chocolate!
I found this interesting and very detailed interview with the founder of one of my favorite organic chocolate bar companies, DAGOBA. Frederick Schilling started the company in his kitchen, making the chocolates by hand for the first year and a half.
Here are some highlights of quotes from Frederick:
“From the beginning of my young adult life, I have been very passionate about sustainability and organics. I was already philosophically aligned with the organic movement before the inception of DAGOBA. So naturally, since I was exploring the idea of creating a food product for the market, it had to be organic.” Continue Reading / See Additional Photos