What do Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl and American Heart Month have in Common?
Well, they share the same calendar month at first glance, but perhaps we can think about elements past that. I love to observe how food is so intricately tied into how we celebrate – whether it is sports, birth, or love. Having grown up with some internal disdain for highly commercialized holidays, as I have grown older, I like to consider what I want to ith some internal disdain for highly commercialized holidays, as I have grown older, I like to consider what I want to walk towards in life without fear or shame.
For example, my husband loves sports, so the Superbowl will be on in our house today. And he gets so excited when I make food for him, so this year, I have been thinking about reworking some of the classic appys. In part, that is why I wanted to share this simple 5 minute vegan dark chocolate with edible flowers.
With Chocolate, the Sky is the Limit!
There are so many options for flavor combination.
I just love adding edible organic flowers to my chocolates. I think it adds to the decadence and internal dance of flavor and plant chemistry. It has been so fun to work with molten chocolate. If you have not done this yet, I highly encourage it!
Hop on to see how easy it is to create your own chocolates!
Here is How It Is Made!
Hopping in and melting the chocolate and adding your own flavors can be an adventure for the whole family. You can even sing songs or prayers as you are making it. There are recipes to make chocolate from cacao and cocoa butter but they are a bit more time consuming. I’ll be sharing about that soon so stay tuned.
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Here are the ingredients that I used. You can find these at local natural foods grocery or cake supply store as well.
I hope you have as much fun as I did getting creative with different flavors of dark chocolate bites. I found this was the perfect size to satisfy my desire for chocolate.
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In our kitchen, we don’t strive for perfection, we aim for nourishment that can sustain us for the work we feel called to do while on this planet. That includes thinking about sustainability, buying local, and creating food seasonally. Planning parties when you have all sorts of different food preferences present. Its definitely a journey to find what tastes good and appeals to others however with experimentation, it can be done.
** Please note that due to formatting, the recipe list is not visible on mobile devices due to formatting.
Melt the chocolate over very low heat on double boiler
Add vanilla bean.
Add coconut oil.
Pour the chocolate into molds and sprinkle the toppings on top.
Let harden in the fridge, unmold and wrap as desired.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:1 minute
Food Can Be a Powerful Tool for Creating Health
The food we eat has a major impact on our health, but the way we prepare it can also have an effect. Eating a diet high in processed foods, sugar, and unhealthy fats can lead to many health problems, such as obesity and heart disease. But what if I told you that changing just one of these factors could make all the difference? Just by cooking a meal with healthier ingredients, you can improve your health. These recipes are great options for shifting the typical Valentine’s Day sugar infused snacks. Learn more about me here.
Celebrations and Food
If you have a party or celebration and need some ideas for plant-based options, check out this Super Bowl Post as well!
May your life be nourished and vital! All the best,
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