I’ve had a busy, amazing day! making Raw Chocs! It never ceases to amaze me how therapeutic cacao is! It takes me to the place of love, nostalgia and awakens all my senses. The smell is divine and sensual! The feel of silky smooth melted chocolate, swirling around the bowl is arousing and sexual! Watching the reflection of light amidst the spiral upon spiral is Alchemical and quite often sends me into a trance like state! Pouring the melted chocolate into the moulds wishing I could bathe in a spring of warm chocolate, opens my heart chakra and unleashes my inner Goddess! Decorating the chocolates sends my right brain into a swirl of creativity! I love Cacao, love pouring my love into the cacao and I feel so grateful to be able to share my love with whoever chooses to eat my chocolate love <3
Well where do I start………….
I love chocolate always have always will!
What is not to love about it? Please feel free to comment below on your reasons for loving chocolate! Please do not bother replying with reasons for not loving chocolate as I am really not interested 😉
since becoming vegan there was a slight draw back….. No snickers, mars bar, milk chocolate etc etc Yes these are junk! Yes they are rubbish! However on certain occasions, PMT, men troubles, children troubles, life! Etc only a snickers would hit the spot for me. I had to come up with an alternative for these chocolate emergencies. Never in a million years did I think I would stumble upon the best Chocolate in the World! That is healthy, nutritious and tastes scrummy, yummy!
This chocolate is my own handmade raw vegan chocolate 🙂 Why is it the best in the world ? I can hear you thinking wow sort out the ego girly! It’s the best in the world because I can tailor it to my desires, tastes, needs and wants <3 If I fancy something dark ill make dark delicious Peruvian Choc with a shot of Balinese cacao added. If I fancy something light and creamy ill make some sweet and creamy caramac style Choc, if I'm feeling spicy ill make some chai Choc with added nutmeg, cinnamon, mixed spice and pepper. I think you are getting the idea. The first time I made some Choc I thought I'd gone to heaven after not eating Choc for a few months.
I have since found I have quite a creative flair for making Raw Chocolates and it certainly caused a stir with my friends. I started to share my chocolate making delivering workshops. My chocolate making has gone from strength to strength over the last year and a half. I have had the pleasure of learning new skills with Ooosha/Amy Levin and The Raw Chef/Russell James Amy’s course on chocolate making is amazing and has really inspired me to get creative. I have sold my chocolates internationally now 🙂 It is so amazing to be able to share the amazing flavours of Cacao The Cacao Spirit has been working with me ever since my first taste of raw cacao! I will write a different blog about my experience with the cacao spirit.
3/4 cup coconut oil/cacao butter or mix of both
3/4 cup honey or coconut sugar
1 cup raw cacao powder
*Optional: 1/3 tsp. vanilla extract
Warm coconut oil/cacao butter until melted
Add other ingredients
Add bee pollen/dried fruit/nuts or flavourings of your choice
Pour into mould
Put in fridge or freezer if your in a rush 🙂
Serve with a glass of almond milk
My new creations Crunchy Mint Chocolate!
I love the flavour of mint match matchers, becoming Vegan meant I had to lay them to rest.
I thought I’d create my own Raw Vegan version 🙂
They are delicious.
Follow my basic chocolate recipe
1 teaspoon natural peppermint flavouring
Half cup cacao nibs
Fresh mint leave to garnish and add lovely fresh mint flavour.
Place in fridge for 1 hour and Enjoy 🙂
Sticky, chocolatey, caramel, crunchy peanut middle!!