Guilt-free Holiday Hot Cocoa Recipe

Nothing says “holidays” more than a hot cup of cocoa. The smell reminds me of home, winter, and childhood. I love hot cocoa, but I can’t stand the sugar-laden process stuff. If I am going to indulge, I want the real thing!

In the past few days, I have craved home and family time, and with it comes my craving for hot cocoa, my comfort Christmas beverage.

I have experimented with a few recipes, trying to marry Martha Stewart and primal living, and I think that no one out there will be dissatisfied with the recipe I came up with!

Makes 2 servings

2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup organic maple sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
1/2 pinch salt
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons boiling water
1-3/4 cups raw milk*
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw cream*
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By |December 18th, 2013|Recipes|2 Comments|

North Park Farmer’s Market

Here is tonight’s menu:

Dandelion greens sauteed in extra-virgin olive oil and garlic.
Tomato-avocado-olives salad with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and celtic sea salt.
Rack of lamb grilled medium rare.

There you go, a delicious, healthy meal in 20 minutes…

I feel so refreshed after a trip around the Farmer’s Market, where I am surrounded by the smells and colors of perfectly unperfect food. How strange, really, to walk into a supermarket and see rows and rows of identical tomatoes. I am already anticipating how juicy, sweet and unique each of my “unperfect” tomatoes will taste.

I can’t wait for Sunday’s Hillcrest Farmer’s Market. I need some more eggs.

By |September 5th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on North Park Farmer’s Market|