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Is Healthy Fudge an Oxymoron?

fudge

 

I found a number of different recipes for raw vegetarian fudge online so I played around and came up with my own. It doesn’t exactly taste like traditional fudge but it does taste like a  dark chocolate mounds bar. With this recipe in my arsenal, I don’t feel the need for commercial candy bars; this is way better. Keep it in the fridge because it will turn back into a liquid if you don’t (I learned that lesson the hard way). It isn’t vegan because of the honey in the recipe. Obviously this is very high in fat and calories so indulge in just a bite or two now and then. Enjoy!

Coconut Fudge

1 cup coconut oil (virgin, organic)

1/2 cup honey (raw, unfiltered)

1 TBSP. vanilla

3/4 cup cocoa (organic)

1/4 cup shredded coconut (organic, unsweetened)

Place the coconut oil in a glass container and set in a pan of hot water to warm the oil. Place all ingredients, except shredded coconut, in a blender and process until smooth and thoroughly blended. Pour into a pie pan or baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper. Place in fridge until firm (it won’t take long).

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Weird Food

I wrote, earlier in the week, about my experience with fermented beverages, about caving in to my cheese obsession, and about making my own raw nut butter. I am 51 years old and have been eating the same way for all of those years. I’m enjoying feeling healthier and being pain free but I am having a very difficult time with all of these “weird foods”. I’ve never even eaten much in the way of fresh fruits or vegetables. I’ve never eaten sprouted grains and nut butter and coconut oil and I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to most of them but I’m determined to try. I don’t want to go back to feeling the way I did before and I definitely want this extra weight off. So far I’m not really enjoying the tastes and textures of the foods in my new diet. It’s just so incredibly different; it’s a whole new way of thinking. There’s so much health information to take in and remember. Take vitamins, use essential oils. Don’t medicate, vaccinate or exercise. Eat this, don’t eat that; cook this, don’t cook that; don’t cook in the microwave; this is bad, that’s good. Eat raw, eat clean, eat real; gluten-free, dairy free, soy free. AHHHHHHH! Who’s right, who’s wrong?  All I can do is fumble and stumble along in my own way and hope that I don’t kill myself somewhere along the way by eating the wrong thing (or the right thing cooked the wrong way).