A “Mousse”-try Dessert!

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I won’t lie, I’m a huge fan of desserts and even more so if they’re easy to make! Throw chocolate in the mix, and I’m sold. So when I came across this two-ingredient, three-step chocolate mousse from the Chef over at Elmwood Spa’s Terrace Restaurant, I couldn’t resist giving it a try.

For the recipe, click here and head over to the spa’s website to see for yourself how easy it is to make.

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To make it even more decadent, add toppings such as shredded coconut, fruit, or cocoa nibs for a healthy kick. My pick? Candied orange peel. There’s something about the crunchy, citrusy taste that makes it pairing with chocolate completely irresistible!

INGREDIENTS

2 large oranges

1 cups of sugar

1 1/2 cups of water

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PROCESS

1. Wash your oranges really well, and use a brush if you have one in order to scrape off any dirt and pesticides.

2. Using a peeler, peel the orange in wide strips. Take a knife and julienne the peel (cut into thin strips, about 1/4 inch wide).

3. Put the peel strips in a deep saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Repeat twice more, each time replacing the boiled water with fresh, cold one.

4. After you have done the boiling process 3 times, use a clean saucepan and pour the sugar and water in. Stir to combine and and put the orange peels in. Simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes.

5. Let cool completely in the syrup and after you’ve taken them out, toss in coarse sugar to coat the peels immediately.

6. Let dry on a cookie rack and you’re set to use your topping!

Style is served!

Chia-Chocolate Power Snack

PowersnackOn days when you kick butt at the gym yet can’t seem to kick cravings to the curb, try these bite-sized power snacks. Packed with a punch of health boosting organic seeds, they’ll help you in your quest for fitness while keeping your taste buds happy. Yup, you CAN have it all. They’re even small enough to fit into your yoga bag for satisfaction without the wait!

This recipe was inspired by How Sweet It Is, but was adapted and made from scratch with PoshDish twists.

Ingredients

4 tbsp peanut butter

2 tbsp honey

1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

2 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup of Natue’s Path Organic Chia, Buckwheat, and Hemp cereal mix (if you can’t find it in your grocery store, buy the ingredients separately using about 1 tbsp of each)

1 tsp rum essence

Instructions:

1. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 35 seconds, then stir in the honey along with the rum essence.

2. Mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the peanut butter-honey concoction.

3. Stir with a spoon until the ingredients stick. Then, form them into spheres with your hands. You should have about 8 medium sized ones with this amount of ingredients.

4. Pop them in the fridge (or freezer for those who are impatient like me!) until chilled.

Style is served!

Bite Into These: Organic Cocoa Nib Brownies

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They say that idle hands can get up to no good, but mine got to baking some brownies! There I was, sitting on the couch watching tv, when a strong craving for their gooey goodness kicked in. And with that, it was time to hit the kitchen.

But these aren’t your ordinary brownies. Ohhh no! They’re pure chocolately heaven. Because I don’t settle for anything ordinary, I added organic cocoa nibs into the mix (which are pretty much raw cacao beans). With zero grams of sugar, it’s an ideal addition to an already sweet recipe and the perfect kick of crunch.

This is what you’ll need:

1/2 cup of sunflower oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup flour

2  full tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup organic coca bits

peel of 1 citrus fruit (orange, grapefruit, or lemon)

Start by preheating your oven to about 350 Farenheit.

Then, mix the sugar and oil together until incorporated, adding the eggs as well as fruit peel. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder and combine these with the sugar mix. Stir together, along with the cocoa bits and pour the contents into a greased square pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes and let cool before your taste test!

Style is served!