Roast with Chocolate Chili Rub

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This recipe was featured in MyNorth in February, check out the article for yourself! Chocolate Chili Rub Chuck Roast Ingredients: 2 to 2 ½ pounds chuck roast (preferably local no-hormone meat) 3-4 tablespoons… Continue reading

Empire Chocolate Cake, gluten free

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Video by DC Hayden Studios Adapted from my friend Alice Medrich’s book Bitter sweet. I have substituted coconut  oil and flour from original butter and wheat flour Watch for a video presentation for the… Continue reading

Rice Salad with Cacao Nibs

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A flavorful summer dish that is great in your picnic basket with crusty bread and or cold chicken. The dish will keep in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days when well covered.… Continue reading

Urban Poverty in Guatemala

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Many thousand people live in polluted and poor neighborhoods around the garbage dump in Guatemala City. This is a sight that met teacher, Hanley Denings in August 1997 when she visited the garbage… Continue reading

Returning to Guatemala

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more about people and less about chocolate..… Guatemala is a beautiful and very populated country with terrible injustice experienced. A few families own most of the wealth and foreign capital reigns. The country… Continue reading

Chocolate ganache snackers

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More chocolate, savory and sweet and a sandwich “cookie” that’s new, easy to make and oh so delicious! Buy Savory Thin rice crackers and sandwich two with a glob of rich ganache and… Continue reading

Cranberry Ginger Truffles for the holidays

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These truffles are an easy task, not super sweet and will be a great compliment to your holiday entertaining. You need a few ingredients and I suggest you use a hand blender or… Continue reading

Meatballs with cocoa

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Hearty and tasty meatballs with cocoa, tapenade, cilantro and goat cheese. You will surprise your guests or your family with this different version of meatballs. They are a quick fix and you can… Continue reading

Kale and Blueberry soup, surprisingly delicious!

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You have a friend coming for lunch and what’s easy to serve? Little time for planning, not much of inspiration in the refrigerator and a busy day. Its a sunny mid- morning in… Continue reading

Arugula Vichyssoise with cacao nibs

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Vichyssoise is a soup that combines leeks, potatoes and chicken stock. It is usually served cold. My version has a crunchy sprinkle of roasted cacao nibs. The soup does not contain milk but… Continue reading

No gluten Brownie

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These brownies are scrumptious, easy and fast to make. They are very chocolaty and very moist. Use coconut oil for non dairy baking and if you like the mild coconut flavor and or… Continue reading

Curried Carrot soup infused with Chocolate

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Soup for cooler days: Serves 6- 8 people. The bits of high cocoa dark chocolate create more depth to this slightly spicy aromatic and hardy carrot soup made with stock and coconut milk.… Continue reading

Chocolate, no gluten almond butter cookies

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Delicious chocolate cookies that are easy and quick to make, and they are even good for you. They are soft and you will need to mix the dough with paddle attachment in your mixer… Continue reading