Tag Archives: cocoa

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake for Deans Beans

Imagine eating this delicious mocha cake warm out of the oven. YUM!

The UFOs, as Deans Beans’ calls their organic fair trade chocolate discs, on top and inside the cake, are slightly gooey. To add to the fun, I used Deans Beans’ organic, fair trade cocoa, and coffee, too, cause this is a recipe I created for Deans Beans. We will make a video of it soon and give you the recipe. Sneak peak, Continue reading

Cacao vs Cocoa Benefits and Flavor

The difference between cacao and cocoa is that cacao is raw; cocoa is roasted. Cocoa is darker than the raw cacao. Some folks think that raw foods have more minerals than cooked cocoa. Cacao and Cocoa are both full of antioxidants and nutrients that positively affect our cardiovascular health and brain power. Undoubtedly, cocoa and cacao are mood enhancing Continue reading

Organic Nutty Energy Bars

Organic, Vegan, Gluten-free Delicious Nutty Energy Bars

Nutty Energy Bars, a delicious treat I created for Deans Beans with their fair trade organic cocoa, and my new favorite Timor coffee. For extra yum and energy for our modern lives, I used all organic ingredients like cashews, pecans, dates, coconut oil, a touch of maple syrup and vanilla. Continue reading

Espresso Cookies

Vegan Espresso Cookies

Developing recipes for Dean’s Beans with their fair trade organic coffee and cocoa, here’s a preview picture of the espresso cookie which also includes Teff flour, extra virgin coconut oil and maple syrup.  With teff and the coffee originally from Ethiopia, it was a natural choice to pair them in this vegan, delicious cookie. Continue reading

Easy Hot Chocolate

Organic Dark Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Here’s a recipe I created for a client in a private lesson, a great springboard for luscious variations of organic hot cocoa, or shall I say hot cacao. We used (raw) cacao powder, instead of (roasted) cocoa. Feel free to add spices like a dash of cinnamon, cayenne, and/or 1 teaspoon of super foods like maca and lucuma for a boost of energy and more YUM! Continue reading