Nourishing Homemade Chocolate

What is it about nourishing homemade chocolate that sends me over the edge? Or maybe I
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I have that has been with me for the longest. Chocolate has been a part of my sweet tooth repertoire since I was small. There was even a time when I finally ate enough of this recipe that I was able to not eat some for a while. Shhh…don’t tell anybody that though.

So what is in this most delightful recipe? Three simple ingredients then modify to your hearts content. Literally…HA!

Nourishing Homemade Chocolate Recipe

½ cup Coconut Oil

½ cup Cocoa

¼ cup Honey (Local, unrefined is best. Raw is another option.)

Stir and enjoy!


I absolutely love to substitute palm shortening from Healthy Traditions. When I use this, I may sub all of the coconut oil or ½ coconut oil and ½ palm shortening. It’s a wonderful texture and a change to the types of fats I’m taking in.

I’ve also been known to add in a dash of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, etc.  I also have a really nice black lava salt that is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

What is your favorite addition to chocolate?

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At least I did it? Right?

Well, we all know we should probably be doing things to handle our diet and our gut health, right?

I know I could be doing more. I’m working to prevent future disease that has affected my family already. So what is one thing you could do to make that change?

Today’s suggestion….

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It’s Empty. I know. I didn’t think to take a picture before it was empty.

Is a recipe from picklemetoo.com. My grandmother’s 91st birthday party was a couple weeks ago and I thought applesauce would be a good desert to add to the soups we where having. If you know me, I just can’t make something without “tweaking” it a bit. I think I have scared off the extended family from trying anything I’ve made but hey, more for us, right?

So, I typed fermented applesauce into Google. Viola, this recipe seemed the most appealing.  Can we say, O M G! WOW! I’ve never ever had any type of applesauce quite like it. As it sat for a few extra days the flavors melded even more. And the experience of eating something that has no added sugars, wasn’t cooked AND contained probiotics, Boo-yah! Mom win! And, it went over extremely well with those in the family who where on the Whole 30!

Let’s just say as short and sweet as this is to eat…wait make…I’ll be making this one again this week. AND…. I’ll have some at the upcoming fermenting class with Forward Fitness STL on November 5th. (If it lasts that long. mwahahahaha) Maybe I should just go buy some more apples. What do you think?


Now that you are ready to try your very first ferment, head on over to probioticjar.com and get your jar today.

PS It’s not to late to sign-up for the class on November 5th. Click here to sign-up now.


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Nourishing Bone Broth-How to

Nourishing Bone Broth

Bone broth is your most basic and nourishing food.  There is a lot of information in the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. There is even an entire book devoted to broth.

There are also many blogs if you feel like looking for others or prefer internet links. Be sure to type “nourishing” in front of bone broth recipes to find ones that are done optimally. There is always controversy out there on ways to do it but these are the easiest I have found. If you run into histamine issues, etc then please check out…http://www.lovingourguts.com/gaps-basics-basic-bone-broth-tutorial-why-and-how-2/.

The basic recipe….

Chicken Broth

2 packages of organic, free-range chicken legs from Trader Joe’s (Or other chicken bones)
1 onion
2-4 carrots, chopped
1/2 bunch of celery chopped

Before Starting: cook the chicken legs as you prefer…roast in the oven, on the stove, etc. Remove the meat, reserve for eating. Save the bones, joints and skin for the broth pot.

Place all the ingredients in a crock pot. This is the one I currently use. I like that it switches over to warm if I am not home. 

Cover with fresh, filtered water. Just cover the veggies and bones…unless you want to drink it. You are diluting the nutrients with more water but then you have more to drink. If I am cooking with it, I prefer a more concentrated broth.
I currently use the Berkey system to remove most toxins. I also utilize the Flouride/Arsenic filters as I wish to remove the fluoride from my water. (PS Flouride is also in a few of the ADHD meds and was used by the Nazi’s in the concentration camps to keep people mellow. No Thanks!) www.berkeyfilters.com

Set the timer for 4 hours on high.

Once the broth is done, skim the veggies and discard. Drain the broth and save the bones. This is your first batch!

Cut new veggies. Add veggies, bones and new water to the crockpot. Cook for 6 hours. Remove broth. This is batch 2!

You can try for a third batch…I don’t like to drink it but it is suitable for cooking. Your choice.

You can now use the broth for cooking and drinking. You can also freeze it. I like to use the mold’s available at AmberSky so they are in convenient sizes.