Drinking Cacao

I have been doing some research into drinking cacao and came across this brand called CaCoCo. Their product is outstanding but their business model is also incredible. They really care about the environment and that makes me grin ear to ear. Their packaging is recyclable and the bag the cacao is in is compostable. They…


Chocolate Pudding

This chocolate pudding is seriously better than a Snack Pack. I used to eat a Snack Pack nearly every day as a kid. We’d top them with some Oreos and add in some gummy worms and it was the best dirt and worms ever. This variation is actually good for you. The chocolate taste comes from cacao…


Spicy Chocolate Bark

The spicy chocolate bark was another addition to our Savor the Moment chocolate and wine meditation. This was my favorite. The spice gave it just the right kick. I also made coffee, almond and coconut chocolate bark, Almond Joy energy balls and chocolate, oat, flaxseed energy balls. Let me know in the comment section which chocolate…


Coffee, Almond and Coconut Chocolate Bark

My friend Angie Starz and I did this Savor the Moment event. It was a meditation experience in which we paired wines and chocolates together and had each participant really experience the various components. This coffee bark was an interesting creation I made because it was the one dish I almost didn’t try. Coffee makes…


Superfood Banana Split

I love this place called Infiniteus Rocks and Juice in Wicker Park in Chicago. They have the best juice and a sweet rock shop in the back. They also make pretty wicked snacks. They make this banana split dish with superfoods. After having it, I went home in an attempt to make my own. I’ve…


Almond Joy Energy Balls

A little coconut, chocolate and almonds go a long way. Back at it again with the energy balls. Energy balls are part of my meal prep routine each week. They totally help with that 3pm energy boost. The adaptogens add a nice stress relief and the Sex Dust has a chocolate taste, which makes for a…

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Very Berry Imlak’esh Superfood Bowl

If you haven’t caught on by now, I make about everything in these bowls my sister throws. It all started with the good ol’ smoothie bowls. Toss a little fruit and some nut milk into a blender, top with some superfoods. Bada bing, bada boom. This company called Imlak’esh Organics has the most rad superfoods….


Healthy Hot Chocolate

My sister is obsessed with hot chocolate and I’m obsessed with eating and drinking things out of her ceramics (almost all my photos are taken in her bowls or mugs). I invited her over the other night for dinner and hot cocoa. Thankfully, I tested this recipe beforehand since she’s quite the chocolate snob. It…

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Peppermint essential oil is one of my absolute favorites. You can put it on the back of your neck if you’re feeling a little hot. It’s great for digestion and freshening your breath. These energy bites are begging to be eaten as they sit in my refrigerator. Add more or less salt depending on your…


Chickpea Cookie Dough Energy Balls

My college friends used to call me “Mama Ridge.” I’d constantly have chocolate chip cookies on deck for the Brooksiders to scavenge after a night out in Columbia, Missouri. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with fiber and protein. According to Medical News Today, chickpeas contain a mineral called selenium. This mineral helps…