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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars

If you follow me at Conscious Bites Nutrition you’ve probably heard me say, “Protein is not a powder and breakfast is not a bar.” I really believe that. Unless of course you are making your own bar. These no-bake bars are yummy and filled with all kinds of nutrient-dense ingredients. Next time you are tempted to reach for a store-bought bar, make a batch of these instead. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars 1/2 cup raw honey or grade B maple syrup 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp […]

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Banana Pear Pudding with Cacao Nib Clusters

April was a pretty crazy month for me. My dad’s health was diminishing rapidly and I felt called to step away from my business for an extended time period so that I could be with him. I booked a one-way ticket to Colorado and planted myself in his world. Meals with the residents in his assisted living facility literally brought me to my knees. Being a food lover and knowing how much my dad appreciated a beautiful meal, my heart cracked open when I glimpsed the food on his plate. Needless to say I brought […]

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Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes

Chocolate for breakfast can take many forms. Sometimes it shows up in a sensational smoothie.  Sometimes it shows up in a lovely breakfast pudding. Yes, that’s “the cluster” you see sprinkled on top of this breakfast pudding. Today it showed up in a batch of delicious chocolate buckwheat pancakes. The beauty of buckwheat is that it’s gluten-free AND it makes a scrumptious pancake. Who wouldn’t like a little chocolate for breakfast?   Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes 1 ounce 100% unsweetened dark chocolate (grated) 1 1/3 cups buckwheat flour 1 large organic egg 1/3 cup plus […]

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Pumpkin Pudding

There is only one flavor in the world that competes with my love of chocolate and that is pumpkin. Sometimes I simply must marry the two. Pumpkin is in the squash family so as long as the flesh of the plant is orange, any squash will do. For this recipe, I used acorn squash. You can make pudding or you can add a little more almond milk and crushed ice and turn it into a smoothie. Top it with some cacao nibs or a beautiful sliver of dark chocolate and you’ve got. . . Chocolate […]

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Pear & Almond Chocolate Cake with Cider Glaze

Some people begin their day with the newspaper. Others flip through their favorite magazines while sipping a cup of hot steamy cocoa. (I know, you’re drinking coffee but this is a chocolate blog, okay?) Me? I go blog hopping. I love to see what people are cooking up and how they’re presenting their food to the world. When I found Honey & Jam, I was mesmerized. Everything about this blog is stunning—the recipes, the photography, the presentation. I even love the way Hannah managed to find the perfect typeface to offset the rustic feel in […]

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Sprinkle and Sip

This has been a CRAZY BUSY week. I love being a multi-passionate entrepreneur and all the variety that splashes into my life. But, I know I’m getting a little too busy when I’m spending more time at my computer than in my kitchen. Yesterday I decided to play with my chocolate for breakfast smoothie. I think I shocked a few of my fans when I posted this photo on my fan page. But seriously? It’s a delicious way to go green. If you’re new to my chocolate for breakfast world, I’m a self-professed chocolate aficionado. […]

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