I'm vaguely aware that the rest of the country has been suffocating under an extreme heatwave. It's just a bit hard for me to sympathize when the days here dawn warm and clear... but before I have a chance to say, "Wow, it's hot," a wall of dark clouds rolls over the western mountain ridge, sprinkles us with a bit of water, and knocks the temperature down about 15 degrees.
It's basically an alpine paradise.
But I'm still suffering from altitude sickness and the curvy mountain roads continue to nauseate me. I pretty much feel pregnant all the time, but I'm sure I'm not. Waaah, waaah, I know. My dear husband promises I should be fully adjusted in another week. Here's hopin'.
In the meantime, here's another super-easy treat perfect for bribing or rewarding heat-weary children. Uh, not that I ever resort to that sort of thing. We ate ours on top of banana pancakes.
"Mom, how did you make the moose chocolate?"
"This is raw- shouldn't you cook moose?"
"Is this like moose hamburger or moose steak? Cuz it's good."
I'll let you take care of the difficult questions that go along with this recipe. I'm sure you can handle them.
1c raw coconut oil
1/2c maple sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave
1/4c raw cacao powder
Blend in the blender till mixture thickens and blade sputters.
Right out of the blender, this is like a mousse or a pudding. Refrigerate for a fudge-like treat.
I realize I haven't done Food For Thought Friday in several weeks- so be sure you read a good book like maybe this one:
while you eat this chocolate!
"If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want."