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Healthy Chocolate

Healthy Chocolate

Most everyone loves desserts but sugar is bad for everyone. It is the cause of most diseases and plays havoc on the gut. A healthy gut is needed to be healthy. My sister, Alisa, took an intensive health class that lasted almost a year. She has found great recipes to build up and nourish our bodies instead of tearing them down. Most everyone, however, loves a sweet once in a while so she told me about this chocolate candy recipe that is delicious; even my grandchildren love it.

Coconut oil is very good for us so I have tried to get it into my diet and this is the best way I have found. I buy my supplies at Trader Joes, Costco, and online.

Ingredients needed:

1 cup organic coconut oil
1 cup raw organic cacao powder
1/4 cup raw organic honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar
1/2 cup organic cacao nibs
1 cup organic peanut butter or 1 cup pumpkin seeds (or any mixture of nuts)
(My favorite is 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup properly prepared walnuts.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt

Melt coconut oil in a glass bowl over a small pan with simmering water in it. Put everything in the blender and mix it well. It needs a strong blender. Pour on parchment paper that is on a large cookie sheet and spread it around. Put it in the freezer for an hour or so, then break it off into pieces. Store it in the freezer in plastic bag but I doubt it will last long!

It’s great with peanut butter and maple syrup. My grandchildren love it but I decided to make it the even healthier way since peanut butter is not that good for you. I used raw honey and pumpkin seeds that are properly prepared for better digestion. I loved this too and feel absolutely NO guilt eating it knowing that they are perfectly healthy for me!

Yummy!

For he satisfies the longing soul,
and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 107:9

I made a YouTube showing how I make this chocolate!

Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie

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Ken loves pumpkin pie so whenever he asks me to make him one, I try to make one. The other night I made one and we both agreed it was the best I’ve ever made so I will give you the recipe. I do like pumpkin pies because they are the healthier one of all pies.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put everything into a blender.

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup pumpkin pulp (Libby’s Unsweetened Pumpkin)

3/4 cup honey (Costco’s organic honey)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup organic coconut milk from a can

Blend until smooth and pour into whole wheat pie crust. (I bought mine at our health food store.)

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then lower oven to 350 degrees and bake for an hour or more, until the knife comes out clean from the center.

Happy Thanksgiving!

How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men! You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
Psalm 31:19, 20