Chocolate Almond Cake

This recipe is a delicious favorite of mine and I feel responsible that I have to share it with you so I don’t lose it myself. It is super simple and I often just have these ingredients sitting around my home so no need to make an extra trip to the grocery store. Ingredients 1…

How Milk Chocolate Can Have Less Sugar than Dark Chocolate

In terms of overall healthy properties, dark chocolate is generally seen as better for you. But depending on what you want from your chocolate, this could be a misleading assumption. What is in Chocolate? To understand how this is possible, you need to know that the only ingredient required for something to be considered “chocolate” in…

What Makes Chocolate Good for You

Is chocolate actually healthy? The buzz around chocolate these days is around flavonoids and trace minerals, some of the molecules that make cacao a so-called “super food.” But do you know what those things are, and more importantly, why they matter? 5 Reasons to Eat More Quality Chocolate Chocolate is good for us because it makes…

Aphrodisiac Chocolates

Aphrodisiac herbs are traditionally used to increase feelings of vitality, sexuality and intimacy.  Most importantly, the majority of our aphrodisiac herbs also moonlight as nervines, working to reduce the negative impacts of stress on our body- elevated stress levels being one of the primary contributing factors to low libido. Some of my favorite aphrodisiac herbs…

Rose and Elderberry Chocolates

There are a few different ways to get herbs into your chocolates and they are all delicious. Last week we made reishi chocolates using powdered herbs. This is not the quickest way and it may not be ideal for some herbs that are hard to powder. Making a traditional chocolate truffle means you can use…

Reshi Chocolates at Home

Chocolate can be a great way to take your herbs. Really? Yea and its not hard to make a simple herbal chocolate that is not packed with sugar and dairy. A more complicated way of adding herbs to your chocolates is to infuse them in water, coconut oil, or cocoa butter. Look for how to…

Home Chocolate Making for Beginners

It never seemed realistic to make chocolate at home. A chocolate tart, sure, but chocolate made from cacao beans? Impossible. Yet every couple of months, that’s exactly what I do. I even capture this experience on my website, in all of it’s it’s disastrous yet delicious glory. As one of your guest bloggers for this…

Herb of the Year: Cayenne

Learn a whole bunch of awesome things to do with Cayenne, the 2016 Herb of the Year on National Herb Day