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Chocolate Cookies with Cacao Nibs and Lime

How can you not pause and say, “Yum!” when you see this pairing? Chocolate and lime. I like the sound of that. Admittedly, I would add lime to any food item on my plate—sweet, savory—it doesn’t matter. But I never thought to add it to one of my chocolate creations. Check it out: chocolate cookies with cacao nibs and lime. My 10-minute truffles are going to take on a whole new dimension tomorrow as I play with this flavor combination. Loving lime. What’s YOUR favorite flavor combination?

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

I’m always on the lookout for scrumptious flourless chocolate cake recipes because so many of my clients are gluten-free. I love the gluten-free goddess because she posts beautiful recipes that illuminate the “dancing with delicious” side of gluten-free living. There’s no deprivation in Karina’s kitchen. Check out her flourless chocolate cake. And while you’re there, take a few minutes to peruse the rest of her site. It’s filled with good-enough-to-eat photographs and outstanding recipes.  

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Chocolate Truffle Cake

It doesn’t have to be your birthday to enjoy this cake. I love the chocolate orange combination. It is, indeed, a masterpiece. Can you think of a time someone prepared (by hand) a cake this beautiful to celebrate you? I think I’d just have to gaze at for a week before I could actually take a bite! Tell me what you think of the recipe. Will you try it? And if you’re looking for a beautiful gluten free chocolate truffle cake, check out the cake by our favorite gluten-free goddess.

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Grilled Chocolate and Fruit Panini

Talk about an easy way to wow your company with very little fuss. I love the addition of cinnamon and salt to the chocolate spread. This dessert is so much more colorful than a smore. You’ll find the recipe in the Family Kitchen, a beautiful collection of recipes compiled by some of my favorite foodies. I can’t wait to try the blueberry shrimp salad with lemon dressing. Sounds delightful. Let me know which fruit you’d place in your panini.

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And the children clapped. . .

I love giving talks. I like the excitement of showing up, fully prepared to speak to a room full of adults (From Beleaguered Cook to Culinary Rock Star) while a group of bubbly children file in—faces painted, balloons flying overhead. No worries. In my former life I was a first grade teacher; I never travel anywhere without a great piece of literature and repertoire of kid-friendly anecdotes and antics. It’s pretty easy to charm a child, especially with “chocolate for breakfast.” I introduced myself as the founder of Chocolate for Breakfast. The children clapped. (I […]

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Chocolate for Breakfast Smoothie

What is the green leafy thing in the middle of that smoothie? Okay, old habits die hard. In addition to chocolate, I’m a big fan of greens. If I can throw in a few leaves of Swiss Chard or kale, I’m a happy camper. This smoothie consists of: 2 bananas (sliced and frozen) 2-3 leaves Swiss Chard (no stems) 8 oz filtered water 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon carob powder 1 tablespoon maca (optional) 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 ripe pear Blend all of the above in a high-speed blender and enjoy every […]

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