Organic Anti-Candida Spicy Springtime Recipe

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This plate of food tasted amazing, like a vegetable curry and I just totally winged it so excuse the quantities please!

This dish is to keep Candida overgrowth at bay in a delicious way as well as being great for promoting weight loss.

Swede (Rutabaga) is known to help combat candida as are spices so feel free to add amounts to your taste. Bear in mind that too much swede will write of the weight loss factor in this recipe.

Main dish:

1″ thick small Swede
Small bunch of Purple Sprouting Broccoli (leaves removed)
A few leaves of Spring Greens or 1 small head (depending on the wildness of the crop)
5″ of Leek
2 sticks of Asparagus

Sauce:

1/2 a Cauliflower’s leaves
All the leaves from the Broccoli
A sprinkle of Turmeric
A sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper
A sprinkle of Black Pepper
A sprinkle of Cumin
Approx. 1/2 Ounce Water *non-organic

All vegetables are from Riverford Organic Farm – please visit their site Riverford.co.uk for the freshest food the UK has to offer.

Method:

Wash all the vegetables.
Cut away the leaves for the sauce and put to one side.
Chop the swede, spring greens and leek into small amounts.
Half the asparagus.
Steam all the veg for about 7 minutes.
Remove the veg and drain.
Add the leaves for the sauce, the spices and the water to the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Arrange the vegetables on a plate and decorate with the sauce.
ENJOY!

I really hope you enjoy this dish. I was so happy it tasted like a curry! 🙂

 

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Carob Tea Smoothie

Ingredients:

A warm smoothie, yes indeed. Perfect accompaniment to this morning’s fine Sunshine.

2x tbsp Raw Organic Superfoodies Carob Powder
3/4 Organic Fair Trade Banana
1x tbsp Organic Moringa Leaf Powder
1x tbsp Organic Mulberry Leaf Powder
1x Cup of hot water + a dash of cold

Method:

In a cup mix a dash of cold water with the Carob powder. Add the hot water and stir the tea.

Next chop the Banana and add it to a blender with the Moringa & Mulberry Leaf powders and the tea.

Blend until smooth.

Voilà! Warm and tasty!

Broccoli & Onion Potatoes Roasted in Hemp Oil

Ingredients:

850g Small Organic Orla Potatoes
1/4 Organic Broccoli
1 Organic Onion
1 tbsp Hemp Oil
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
Non bleached Parchment Paper

Method:

Preheat oven to Gas mark 6.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add to oven.
Slice the potatoes and add to the baking tray. Pour over the oil and salt and using your hands coat and glaze the potatoes well, laying them flat in the tray. Add to the oven.
Next chop the broccoli and onion then add the veg to the steamer for approx 10 minutes. Drain off any water and blend until smooth.
After 45 minutes of cooking the potatoes add the sauce. Further heat until the sauce has slightly browned.

Allow to slightly before serving.

Raw Organic Coconut Rolled Cashew Sweets

Goodness me…how delicious! So sweet and majorly high in fats but oh my I really could have got lost in these were it not for my senses kicking in. To be honest I probably did have one or two too many but once you try them you will be pining for more too!
Healthy and organic rawness comes alive on your tongue when you indulge in these balls.
Now this isn’t so much as a recipe more just a post as these beauties were just thrown together at the calling of my womanhood with no measuring whatsoever and not being complicated at all it is really simple to create your own.
The ingredients are:
* Organic Smooth Cashew Butter
* Organic Desiccated Coconut
* Organic Agave Syrup
I took about 3 large spoonfuls of butter and mixed with about the same amount of coconut and slightly less agave then I continued to slowly add more of each until I reached a consistency where it could be rolled.
After rolling them into balls, as well as could be achieved, I then rolled them around in a plate of the coconut until they were covered.
I then changed the plate and put them in the fridge to set.
I returned around 30 minutes later to find they were nearly solid and upon taking a bite, I discovered they were oh so melt in the mouth.
Uh oh, Mumas found a new vice!
These will definitely be on the dessert list for this weekends antics 😀
If you love sweet treats then these are definitely for you!

Pumpkin Day at Riverford Organic Farm – Sutton Scotney

Amazing! I just loved to see the amount of people interested in organic produce last month. Its awesome! Whether they are regular buyers or just curious to the farm day out at Riverford, seeing that many people that care about what they consume was truly comforting.
It was eye opening for me to see where most of our weekly budget goes and the kids just adored the animals and variety if squash all around. After admiring the first glimpses of the farm site and browsing the stalls we walked outside where they were doing carpenrary, it was inspiring to see that it was a hit with the older children and I hope one year upon returning my boys will be at the level they can fully appreciate it and have a go for themselves. Passing many adorable and magical looking squash we stopped and the boys got to see an Owl up close that opened his beautiful wings and really showed off his cheeky personality. Next to him were some sleepy ferrets looking so snug and cozy and alongside them were more ferrets awake and ready to race! We took a stroll down to check out the worm dig with intentions to later return and along the path were the most delicious silky lettuces I have ever tasted…so good to see where they grow!
After checking out the whole place and working out what was where we showed the boys the beautiful Horses that help humans by pulling a wagon cart. I had promised the children animals and taking a trip in the cart seemed a perfect way to show them how humans and animals work together as well as enjoying a bumpy ride. They really enjoyed being on the wagon and adored the little dog that was on board with the driver. The horses were so graceful and did indeed look grand standing next to the boys.
It was lovely for the boys to stand next to and observe the size of a real tractor and amazing for us all to see the sheer size of the enormous combine harvesters.
We admired the face painting and did plan to get some done but it was so busy and we could think of much more things to do than que up for over 30 minutes so we opted out and indulged in some amazing chocolate and courgette (dairy and gluten free) brownies, wow, they were good! We really wanted to try the worm dig so we headed back outside to spend some time helping discover different breeds of worms! The kids loved having a dig with the shovels and even let Mummy have a go and in total we found about 7 worms and one was large enough to identify as a dark tipped worm.
We stayed for a while, got covered in mud, cleaned up and just as we reached the top of the field thee ferrets were getting ready to rave. Awaken from there sleepiness four ferrets, Taz, Tiz, Ivy and Fern were lined up waiting to go out. A couple were showed around nd the boys got to stroke them and say hello. We placed a bet on the green caged ferret called Fern and although she didn’t win it was a cute experience for the kids and roaring fun for the lively parents.

 After the race we considered the pumpkin carving and it was rather busy and the boys were slightly restless so we purchased a large pumpkin and headed back inside. We had another wander around and it was packed full of people in the warehouse, happy vibes! My friend really enjoyed the cheese stall and purchased some goat’s cheese and I admired the ‘give a pet a holiday’ team and found out how I can get involved. There were so many beautiful veggies everywhere and some absolutely stunningly crafted items for sale.

We decided we would go over to the lady carving wooden pencils and my friend said she would love to buy some for the boys so her and my eldest joined the que there. It was my turn to buy the next refreshments, my youngest boy and I headed off to get some cake and upon reaching my friend I remembered the stall selling hot Apple juice which we had earlier tried and I had previously thought if the mulled wine is anything like the Apple then it is a must. Upon reaching the stall it dawned on me how much of a good idea it would be to actually get some so we did and it was amazing, so delicious, mouthwatering and tasting, so comforting and warm. Just what a busy woman needs after a mission with 2 young boys! For the pencils the lady scorched the names required into hand carved pencils, they were very beautiful and a great idea! We gave thanks, admired the beautiful abundance of produce and organic people and made our way back outside.

 

It was indeed a packed event with thousands of people who attended and the queues reflected this.

 

I buy weekly from Riverford and will continue to do so until I have my own patch.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful day out. We will definitely be back next year!

Organic Orange Zest Cacao Chip – No Cook Cookies



Who says you need an oven to make cookies? Just look at these beautiful babies! These are possibly the yummiest raw snacks I have ever made, so good! Wait until you try them 😊
If you are looking for a way to make delicious cookies that don’t require cooking then you have come to the right place.
I make Almond milk all the time and am forever fussing over what I can create with the pulp, not wanting to waste it. If you have been following this blog you will see all the wonderful snack balls that are possible to make from left over Almond pulp but today I was inspired by a recipe I got through with a delivery of Love and suddenly got the urge to be creative. Also having made the boys Orange shakes I had some Orange pulp to use too. Having absolutely no ingredients from the cookie recipe that came through, bar the Himalayan Sea Salt, I was still determined to finally make some healthy natural organic cookies that rock, so that is exactly what I did!

To make these no cook cookies the ingredients required are:

1 cup Organic Almond Pulp
The pulp from 2 Organic Oranges
1/2 cup Organic Coconut Powder
1 Organic Banana
3 tblsp Raw Organic Cacao Nibs
2/3 tblsp Organic Agave Syrup
3 chopped Organic Figs
1 tsp Organic Açai Powder
1 tsp Organic Maca Powder
2 tsp Organic Chia Seeds
1 tsp Organic Orange Zest
A pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

The method is this:

1) Mix together the Almond & Coconut
2) Mash the Banana until it is liquidated
3) Chop the Figs as small as you can
4) Grate the Orange Peel
5) Add all the ingredients together in one bowl and mix thoroughly until it looks as even as you can get it – I used my clean hands
6) Roll it into a large ball then separate it into smaller balls, flatten it out and round into cookie shapes
8) Place into a very cold fridge for at least 2 hours to allow it to set
9) Enjoy!

Last point is crucial!

I really hope this method of making cookies inspires you to indulge in other raw food methods as much as first learning the ways did me. Raw foods have changed my life gifting me useful knowledge to have.

Here’s to health.

Homemade Organic Pizza

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A truly satisfying dish. One to be proud of. One that should come with the warning sign of
WARNING: Awesomely Addictive Pizza! Beware, it is delicious and knowing you made it yourself is a huge creativity boost as you can adapt this dish in many ways, different bread bases, different types of cheese and so many different toppings, the possibilities are endless! Research, trial & error.
You would think given the simplicity of it that we would all be making our own. Maybe this recipe can inspire more people to do so. I can’t believe I have gone my whole life and never made a proper pizza, when I was about 13 or 14 years old I crafted a sweet chocolate pizza in a home economics class and yes it was smothered in chocolate and all kinds of sherbets and chewy sweets (I shudder now to think what was actually on it, the allergies I have now would most definitely be going wild if I were to indulge in a slice of that bad boy! Luckily for me I have seen better days and can now cook in better ways )

This Pizza recipe contains absolutely no: artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or additives or anything artificial at all for that matter.
It is free from: gluten, wheat, eggs, dairy, yeast, sugar and animals.
I used organic ingredients as inorganic foods have had dangerous, life threatening additives added to them and are un-natural and almost void of nutrition. Once upon a time organic food was simply just known as ‘food’, grown, sold and eaten in all its freshness. Now, you have to buy ‘organic’ food to ensure its just food and nothing else and to know it is safe enough to consume!
The system is so corrupt and seemingly does not care for our health despite what it advertises, preaching that it is safe to use products like roundup to spray onto our fields of food, despite the people spraying the crops are wearing masks and full body covering suits! When and who decided it would be a good idea to mass spray deadly chemicals onto what we use as fuel to live? Guarantee they don’t eat it! It is totally backwards and lethal to the uneducated fool. Time to wake up!
I urge you to research further and scrutinise everything you are consuming, to the last ingredient, its place of origin and how it is cared for.
Buy organic! Just do it. Most products are about 20p more expensive, a lot are the same price and some products that are organic are actually cheaper than those that are not, check it out, save yourself from deadly disease via the consumption of weed killing chemicals and start buying organic today.

This pizza was a winner all round, I did a little trial one first with just cheese and tomato for the boys lunch and they absolutely loved it! Yay! It only takes around 30 minutes to cook and it is tremendously healthy as every ingredient, in a moderate dose, is health promoting and nutritional.
My younger Sister came to stay as she often does, usually we would have got some kind of take away food or would have eaten separately prior to dinner time but since I have turned into a foodie freak and I am now almost completely homemaking everything and will not touch anything that doesn’t have specifically listed ingredients stating it being organic and animal free, that’s just not an option anymore. So that’s the take aways cancelled. I know my family think I’m a weirdo and can’t understand why I stress and worry and even bother to live this way but since I have seen the light, I feel, it is vital to do all I can to consume responsibly. Thus meaning avoiding all known allergens / foods that are unhealthy and unethically sound. Last time my sis came to stay her and my mother ordered the greasiest, cheapest and nastiest pizza going, laced with everything that would make me very ill and riddled with guilt, it made me want to puke looking at it and I actually didn’t ‘try’ it and just let them carry on. I did however have some garlic bread. They then both passed out (screaming gluten) and I thought to myself, “this is no good! It just won’t do” To think about what is actually in and on top of that pizza is seriously nasty, if you care enough about ethics! After eating food or consuming anything, if it makes you feel anything less than alive then it’s not good for you. I cringed at it all and I made it my mission to provide a healthy version that we can all enjoy. After a little research on a base, a cheese and how to cook it, this homemade pizza started coming together nicely.

Firstly you will need a cheese, I am dairy intolerant so this is a ‘vegan’ cheese meaning it does not contain any animal products. It does contain nuts and quite a few of them so unfortunately if you have a nut allergy this cheese will not work for you, however I would love to see a vegan cheese that is nut free also so if you do happen to create one for yourself please share it here in the comments or send me a link. Thanks.

Soft Cashew Cheese

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Here is the link to the full cheese recipe article (link)
My sister says it tastes like Philadelphia cheese, I’m not sure if this is a compliment or not though!
It is, however, the most delicious cheese I have ever tasted and the fact it has no animal milk involved really warms my heart. This was my first ever cheese. Like the Pizza all in all, this cheese can be adapted using diversity to create wondrous cheeses, tailored to tickle your individual taste buds.
This is an amazing cheese that actually tastes like a cream cheese!

To make this cheese you will require:

1 cup Organic Raw Cashew Nuts
1 cup Soaking Water
2 tablespoons Agar Flakes + ¼ cup Water
1/3 teaspoon Organic Raw Garlic
1/3 teaspoon Organic Raw Onion
1/3 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
¼ cup fresh Organic Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Method:

1) Soak the Cashew Nuts in 1 cup of Water for at least 8 hours.
2) Crush a clove of Garlic and chop the Onion and measure them out. Leave it to air.
3) Combine the Agar Flakes + Water in a pan, bring it to the boil then simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently.
4) In a blender combine the Cashews + the soaking Water, Garlic, Onion, ACV, Lemon juice and Salt. Blend on high for 2 minutes.
5) Add the heated Agar to the blender and blend for around 5 minutes until the cheese thickens.
6) Remove from the blender and set it in to a bowl.
7) Refrigerate your cheese and use it in a variety of amazing ways.

Tomato Puree Sauce

For this sauce I feel it was a little sweet so next time I will use less Agave. Feel free to follow precisely or adapt to your personal taste.

You will require:

6-8 Large Organic Tomatoes
1 tablespoon Agar Flakes
1 tablespoon Organic Agave Syrup
1/3 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Method:

1) Chop and blend the Tomatoes, salt and Agave into a puree.
2) In a pan add the combined ingredients and gently heat the Tomatoes and add the Agar. Bring it to the boil and then simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring continuously.
3) Remove from heat and mix thoroughly.
4) Leave it to set in a jar until it is required.

Bread Base

For the bread base I used a very simple recipe as the variations were slightly overwhelming, most recipes including yeast which I did not want to use. I wanted to do a mix of flours but couldn’t find a suitable recipe and yes I was anxious I would get it wrong if I changed it as I am not a very great bread baker! I struggle with the volumes of ingredients and this time as it was for my sister I didn’t want to screw it up. I settled for safe rather than potentially sorry option here!
Nevertheless the bread is awesome and a winner with the kids too.
Silly I forgot to add the Chia Seeds to the actual Pizza base but I did try it again with them and it worked brilliantly so I would recommend adding 2 teaspoons Chia seeds.

For this flatbread pizza base you will require:

2 ¼ cups Buckwheat Flour
½ cup Organic Tapioca Flour
2 cups Warm Water
¼ cup Organic Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 teaspoon Organic Raw Garlic
1/3 teaspoon Organic Raw Onion
1/3 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Organic Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Food Grade Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Organic Agave Syrup

Toppings

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For this particular Pizza the toppings we used were:

1 Courgette
¼ tin Sweetcorn
1/3 Green Pepper
1/3 Yellow Pepper
1 Red Onion
½ Patty Pan
2 Chillies

The cooking method used:

1) Preheat Oven to Gas Mark 4. Line baking tray with parchment paper, grease it and heat in the oven.
2) Measure out the dry ingredients and combine in a bowl.
3) Measure and combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and blend on high for no more than 2 minutes.
4) Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Pour and scoop the mix on to the baking paper and spread it out evenly to ensure even cooking.
5) Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on how crispy you require the bread.
6) Remove from the oven and spread the Tomato sauce evenly over the bread base. Next add a thick layer of cheese, I did not want to heat the cheese to melt it so I just used a knife to spread it across. Then add the toppings.
7) Place the tray back in the oven for 10-20 minutes.
8) Remove the Pizza from the oven, let it slightly cool then cut diagonally.
9) Serve and devour!

Enjoy your very own Homemade Organic Pizza and share it with your loved ones spreading the word of health.

 

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Organic Saffron Potatoes

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A simple but very satisfying dish, a winner with the kids and one of that I did actually manage to contain myself in not got back for more that night, so that’s something, more than can be said for the bars and bombs!
I just adore the scent and taste of this spice it really is wonderous and its diversity means its not only smashing with all kinds of potato dishes but goes with most other foods as well.
When cooking with Saffron it releases a beautiful golden colour that instantly sticks to any other foods that allow it, making dishes become beautifully vibrant.
It may be the most expensive spice in the world but its not that expensive actually, it lasts for quite some time unless you do literally use it for everyday use and it does bring much life to any dish. I’ve had comments made about the wonderful colours in my first shared Frittata mainly due to the Saffron used.
It’s also great in Tea too, it’s been recommended as an aid in mental health along with Calendula as its said to stimulate serotonin – although I am still yet to try them combined – I can say it does go nicely with Lavender, Rosemary and Rose Petals though. Its extremely nutritional and its high in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins and is also a great and natural antioxidant.
Until recently I never even knew Saffron existed, well I guess I did but only through the distinct flavour it brings…I always wondered what that amazing spice was when indulging in an Indian meal, now I will never forget!
It’s harvested and then sold in a straw like form and when any liquid touches this spice it instantly releases the golden colour and deeply enticing aroma. I find its scent is comparable to none, it’s that different to any other scent out there and even just inhaling it makes me heal.

To spice up any Potato dish just simply add a pinch in when the Potatoes are cooking and there you have a homemade version of a Saffron Potato side dish.

I used Organic Charlotte New Potatoes from Jersey this time and after adding the Saffron, a little while before the end, I allowed them to cool and then added them to a salad and the waxy texture of the potatoes soaked up the spice perfectly bringing a makeover to the root veg.

For my method this time I used a little too much water too steam my tats and I added Coconut Oil which combined and turned into a thin Saffron and Coconut sauce rich in colour and health so I drizzled it over the Potatoes instead of a knob of butter and it tasted awesome! Being so very frugal and re-using everything I can the rest is bottled in the fridge for another dish.
Next time i think I’ll be a little more creative and add a few more ingredients to make a full on healthy potato sauce.

I highly recommend this versatile potato dish.

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Chocolate Diversity – Raw, Organic, Homemade & Healthy

IMG3310A Once you realise just how easy it is to create your own Chocolate bars you then realise just how fun it is to create diverse combinations of delicious flavour to add to them. There’s so many choices, I added more and more even after I had photographed all the ingredients! It’s all down to personal preference and availability of produce.IMG3326A Using a base of raw, organic Cacao, Butter, Lucuma, Coconut Sugar and Vanilla I then had a dig in my brimming cupboard and let my mind run free and impulsive over mixing up different combos of magical fruits, nuts and super powders from Walnuts to Acai powder, chopped Mulberries to Hemp flour and if the pantry was fully loaded the possibilities are infinite. How fun being an in home chocolatier is! I totally recommend it for all. Share the love. Its definitely in the School planner for a regular cooking lesson for the kids, although it literally takes a short while to produce such finery, its method from start to finish has enjoyable stages (i.e making the bain marie, melting the butter, the moulds, adding cool stuff) that differ to the average sweet food production of sweets, cakes, biscuits etc making it a truly unique and sacred food creation method. By following this way you can really feel the pleasure of Chocolate at its fullest (energy boosting, happiness enhancing, so scrummy) whilst it being highly beneficial to your health. Unlike the regular ready-made bar you usually find in the stores, you will really be nutritionalised when crafting for yourself this way with no ill after effects. The usual conception of a ‘chocolate bar’ is unhealthy, full of sugar, artificial (often dangerous)or a guilty pleasure and these all ring true for approximately 90% of street choc so people tend to avoid it like the plague or deeply indulge with huge feels of guilt and self-disappointment thus giving Cacao; true chocolate) a bad name! Well its about time we switched things up, changed this incorrect view of cacao and brought chocolate in to its rightful illumination as a heathy and dare I say vital food for humans. Raw cacao (not cocoa) instantly releases happiness and lifts energy and isn’t in anyway bad for human health so there should be no hesitance or guilt surrounding it. Now i know the trueness of Cacao and can speak from living experience of its beneficial factors, I think its important to re-introduce chocolate to people and the market through sharing the true factual knowledge, removing the mask which has formed along the lines and reveal Chocolate for its true nutritional values, educating everyone to optimum health through one of the most delicious and pleasurable ways. To find out how to make a simple base chocolate see my previous Cacao post. Once you have made up your base, before it sets, mix in your favourite super health boosting foods and create your very own personalised chocolate bars, buttons, shapes, drops etc. depending on the moulds you have to the level of fun achieved. Heck, you could even carve writing or doodle flowers in it with a knife while its setting if you’re feeling really arty! Food Fun Now! With this batch we went a little nutty with the combos but its worked and just knowing the pure goodness in each bar makes them the most delicious chocolates I ever tasted. This time we combined and added to 4 different bars to cater for the family we’re having over this weekend:

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Almond, Hemp & Walnut                                                        2 types of raw chopped nuts with raw hemp flour This is definitely a favourite as it’s got the crunch

 

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Blueberry and Cinnamon                                               Raw Fruit and herb powders combined Provides a smoother sweetness

 

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Incan Berries, Mulberries and Strawberry                                                   2 types of chopped raw dried berries with raw dried Strawberry powder Wow the textures, the tastes, if only the batch was bigger!

 

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Acai, Coconut and Moringa                                    Combination of powders. Look out optimum health, yum, yum, yummy! Jumping Jupiter who would put that lot together but yes it works, from one flavour to the next here’s a creamy tasting bar I will definitely be making again!

Wow what a greatly pleasing, inexpensive and satisfying experience this was, this will be a very regular occurrence in this house. I urge you to go out (buy online) the organic essential ingredients for Chocolate making (or blend them up if you already have them) and spice up your very own bar today! Enjoy 🙂 IMG3321A IMG3319AIMG3317A

Organic Raw Chocolate Natural Homeschooling Cooking Lesson

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Monday morning’s class this week began in the most magical of ways. The Sun was booming in through the kitchen, the whole family was happy and the love was strong.
After a most healthy breakfast my children and I set about our homeschool for the day. The topic for the morning was cooking and as my children are young toddlers this was going to be our first real encounter with using the oven and quite a daunting one at that!
Nevertheless we began. Making raw Cacao Chocolate was to be the first set of culinary skills my children would acquire. Great start right!
As i had never done this before either it was a new, paleo technique i was to master also! How, simple, quick and easy it was, not forgetting to mention how deliciously potent the aromas are.
The kids got stuck right in and loved stirring the butter until it melted, this was a little lesson in patience and how to stir at the same time. As soon as it started to melt my eldest knew ‘chocolate, chocolate, chocolate’ was coming testing the virtue of patience further! Further through the process they both loved being in control of the spoon, minding not to touch the hot bowl and pan.
Their favourite part of making the mix was tasting it from the spoon and bowl and covering their hands and faces in it. It was a extreme chocolately mess and we all loved it! It was definitely a hit in this kitchen and one to be practiced  much more often as the list of ingredients that can be added is almost infinite. Such fun! We loved health-packed superfoods!

Nowadays when we think of Cacao, where the reality of our western culture has been so far obscured, its all too easy to fall under the influence of chocolate being full of sugar and not very good for our health but this is far from the raw truth and actually only has any connection to the readily available, heat treated, sugar laced / artificially enhanced types!
Natural Organic Raw Cacao Chocolate is nutritionally beneficial to our health and deeply satisfying  for our system holistically in so many ways, all you need to do is ingest a small amount to truly feel the full effects of its divine power.

Benefits of Raw Cacao Chocolate:
+ High Magnesium (happiness & stamina booster)
+ High Sulphur (known for healthy nail and hair growth whilst being cleansing to the liver and pancreas)
+ High in antioxidants (disease prevention)
+ Diminishes appetite (perfect for snacking / sees you through hunger gaps)
+ Tantalizes taste buds (joy for the mouth!)
+ Combines with every other food you can think of

As well as being totally amazing for your mind and body Cacao Chocolate is an awesome party piece and a brilliant talking point. Since learning just how easy it is to make I vow now to spread the word to all I know, gifting my dearest friends and family with starter kits to create their own so the love can truly be felt and cast far and wide.
We bought a beautifully made, simple, basic, standard, organic Chocolate making kit and added a few of our own ingredients from the cupboard to give added yum.IMG3100A

Requirements:

Heatproof Bowl
Saucepan
Spoon / Spatula
Oven top
Moulds
Cocoa Powder 100g
CocoaButter 100g
3g Vanilla Powder
100ml Agave Syrup

Optional / additional:

1tsp Acai Berry Powder
1tsp Blueberry Powder
2tsp Hemp Flour

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Method:

  • First put about 1/3 saucepan of water on to heat, no need fr it to boil. Place in your glass / heatproof inside the pan to flaoat and there you have created your own bain marie if you don’t already have one.
  • Next add all the Cacao Butter and gently stir until just melted.
  • Then add all the vanilla powder and keep stirring until totally blended. You may add the additional ingredients if desired, mixing until blended.
  • After this add all of the Cacao Powder and mix until smooth.
  • Last ingredient to be added is the Agave Syrup, using the full bottle mic for around 101 stirs hen you shall see it totally blended.
  • Pour out the molten chocolate into your desired molds and allow to set in the fridge for around 15-30 minutes depending on fridge temp and depth of molds. I recommend using a high quality rubber mold as it will be easier to pop out and wont leave as much of the chocolate behind.
  • Enjoy! (Compulsory)
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Once you try this method and understand how simple and beautiful it is crafting your on chocolate snacks you will never look at chocolate the same again!

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By creating your own blocks, bars or slabs you can be truly as diverse as you feel in that moment using whichever additional ingredients that you like. Using superfood berries really makes these chocolate bars very, very healthy for you! Really. Body and mind, a whole feeling of well-being is achieved from just a small amount. Now i know how, there is no stopping me making homemade chocolates for our family every time they are craved!

I hope yours turns out as amazing as ours 🙂