five yummy ways to use cacao

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My friend’s version of my raw cacao treat! Yum yum 🙂

 

If there’s one ingredient I always have in my kitchen, it’s raw cacao. It’s versatile, delicious and a real superfood.

While it looks like the packaged chocolate powder you buy in the baking aisle of the supermarket, what I’m referring to here is the raw grounded stuff you get from cocoa beans. It’s what gives chocolate it’s flavour – like vanilla bean for vanilla ice-cream or the spices that make curry powder.

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life after exhaustion

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Last week I was lucky enough to have one of those weekdays spent chatting to a like-minded soul about life. In a park. Under the spring sunshine. Eating a raw cake. Bliss. It’s one of those simple pleasures that can leave such a lasting impact on your whole week, don’t you think?

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pilates and q & a with sonia forato

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It’s been a while between inspirational fitness posts (the last one was on amazing yogi Kate Kendall who heads up Wanderlust this month!) so I’m super excited to share with you all a little Q & A with my smiley, salt of the earth, fellow chocolate lover and Pilates teacher, Sonia Forato.

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sweet cacao protein pancakes

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Yes, pancakes can be healthy! Far from your traditional pancakes, this recipe is gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, free of refined sugar, full of protein and contains one of my favourite ingredients: raw cacao (chocolate in its purest form).

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