Glebe Health House

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Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H7

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March 30, 2018

Every so often, I just crave fudge. While I do love a good organic dark chocolate bar (my usual source of chocolate-y goodness), there is just something about the melt-in-your-mouth texture of fudge that takes me to an extra happy place. The trouble is that most fudge contains ingredients I would really rather not eat. So I don't. At least, I didn't until I whipped up these little beauties... 

Ingredients

Adapted from Coconut Mama

1 cup organic coconut oil, melted* 

1 cup organic cocoa powder

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup maple sugar**

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

Garnish: maple flakes (optional)

Garnish: fleur de sel (optional)

*Look for "virgin" coconut oil if you desire a more pronounced coconut flavour. 

**In the absence of maple sugar, substitute another unrefined granular sugar, such as coconut sugar, muscavodo, or sucanat. 

Directions

In a food processor, blend liquid coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, maple sugar, vanilla, and sea salt until smooth.  

Sp...

March 7, 2018

Healthy, weight-supportive chocolate cake for breakfast? Me, please!

According to a research article making the rounds on social media in recent weeks, not only can we have our chocolate cake (for breakfast!) and eat it, too, in so doing, it would appear that we can expect to not only shed unwanted pounds, but improve our cognition as well. 

As avid a chocoholic as I am, I’m sorry, but I have to take exception to this unqualified pronouncement. While it is certainly true that good quality dark chocolate has significant quantities of research supporting its potential benefits to our health, including weight optimization and improvements to our mental faculties, quality and quantity count. For instance, in your opinion, would your body respond equally well to these two chocolate-y items?

A POPULAR MAINSTREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients: Sugar, wheat flour, margarine [vegetable oil, water, salt, milk solids, emulsifiers (vegetable – 471, 472c), natural flavour, natural colour (carotene)], egg,...

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