Chai Spice Cookies

If you look around in teashops, coffee shops and even the tea and spice aisles of supermarkets, you’ll notice an increasing presence of the word chai – chai tea, chai tea latte, or chai spice. Although this post isn’t completely on the beverage itself, let me clear up the misnomer of chai tea right away. [...]

Toasty Homemade Granola

Crunchy, lightly sweet granola can be found prominently displayed in supermarket cereal aisles for about $3.99 to $5.99 a bag. The cheaper variety contains high fructose corn syrup and the more expensive variety is … well, more expensive! However, I’ve discovered that granola is very easy to make yourself at home. Associated with hippies and health [...]

Chocolate Treats for Your Health

So long February ’09. During my month-long celebration of chocolate, I’ve written on my birthday celebration at CoCo Sala chocolate lounge, chocolate mousse, and reasons to buy fair trade chocolate. While I definitely treated myself to more sweet indulgences this month than normal, I in no way intend to write off my chocolate habit in [...]

Fair Trade Chocolate
Straight From the Motherland

Okay, well maybe not straight from the Motherland. Why? Because although over 70 percent of cocoa beans come from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire alone, most chocolate is produced in countries such as the U.S., France, England and Belgium. In fact, most cocoa farmers have never even tasted chocolate. The cocoa tree (theobroma cacao) is indigenous [...]

Chocolate Mousse

The silky, creamy texture of chocolate mousse goes perfectly with the thought of a sensuous Valentine’s Day dessert. Whether you make it for your significant other, a group of friends or yourself, this chocolate mousse will likely lift your spirits and add a special touch to any loving celebration. I truly enjoyed making this dessert. [...]

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