Are These Hidden Toxins Lurking in YOUR Chocolate?

Today, soy lecithin is a de facto ingredient in the majority of chocolate products available worldwide - but is it the panacea it is purported to be?

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Chocolate has served as a sacred elixir, an aphrodisiac, and a comfort food for multiple civilizations since the time of the Aztecs. With a scientific name like theobroma, which literally means “food of the gods,” there’s little question why. But through all of those thousands of years of civilization and up until the 1920s, chocolate bars and chocolate products were made exclusively from chocolate – that is, from various products from the cacao plant itself. However, in the latter part of […]

Secret Ingredient Brownies

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  Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer Everyone loves brownies or at least everyone that I know. There is something about that rich, chocolate-y, fudge-y taste. Most brownies are about 400+ calories per serving, loaded with unhealthy fats and are carb rich most of the time. For a while, I have been wanting to try black bean brownies but I was skeptical that they would actually taste good. After looking through several recipes, I decided to make my own batch. While making them and smelling the […]

Dark Chocolate Flourless Pudding Cake: A Sweet Valentine Dessert

Dark Chocolate Flourless Pudding Cake

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer This ooey, gooey cake is a chocolate lover’s dream – specifically a dark chocolate lover’s dream!  It’s light and airy, but oh-so rich all at the same time.  A perfect ending to a lovely Valentine’s dinner at home. The key to this cake is using a very good quality chocolate.  If it’s fair-trade and organic that’s even better!  With so few ingredients, choosing the very best quality you can find will guarantee that this cake will taste amazing. I included […]