Day Nine's winner of Conscious Chocolates is Brenda K Wood. The winner was chosen at random, but their answers to a question 'What is your favourite healthy snack?' was 'Oranges! love love love oranges! (pssst I love orange chocolate too)' Congratulations Brenda!
ELEVEN DAYS OF RAW CHOCOLATE GIVE-AWAYS
TODAY'S PRIZE: Chocolate making superfoods from Raw Living
1 x Lucuma Powder 250g
1 x Cacao Powder 250g
1 x Peruvian Caron (Mesquite/ Algarroba) 250g
1 x Cacao Liquor 250g
Worth £26.00 (US $41.50)
The picture on the left is Raw Living's very own cacao liquor that you could be in to win. The picture on the right is my very own creation using Raw Living's cacao liquor for the bottom chocolate layer and cacao butter for the top peppermint layer.
Cacao liquor if you are not familiar with it is as close as it gets to the actual seed of the chocolate pod- the cacao bean. It is made by gently heating whole beans and blending them into a paste- no processing, no separating into butter and powder, no refining, no adding of anything- just pure and natural raw chocolate.
It is of course naturally bitter, so luckily you can also win Lucuma and Peruvian Carob powders for the most beautiful flavour and healthy sweetness. Raw Living source these products from the very best places and I find them absolute top quality and use them in pretty much every recipe I ever make. Lucuma is a yummy fruit from Peru and once dehydrated and ground up- we are lucky enough to get the flavour in powdered form all the way across the globe. Peruvian Carob, also known as Mesquite or Algarroba is the closest flavour to toffee and coffee that I've been able to find in the raw food world! (You will LOVE the Chocolate and Caramel brownie recipe below, love love love!)
Last but not least of today's give-away pack is the main player and the reason why the competition is even on! Raw Organic Cacao Powder from Raw Living is a top quality product, that belongs in everybody's cupboard (...and tummy)!
Something I've also used in the recipe below, that is available to purchase on Raw Living's website here is my latest and possibly most exciting discovery. The wonderful generous people at Raw Living sent this to me to try out and I will be forever grateful! Are you ready?? It is... Dark Chocolate Medicinal Flower extract! Doesn't it already sound amazing without even trying it? That's what I thought, but wait till you do try it, it will blow you away! Add a few drops to any of your chocolate recipes- smoothies, brownies, bars, sauces, ice creams, cakes and truffles- and then your life will never be the same again! Truly. This extract is really something else, tastes naughty and rich- like rum meets chocolate.
RECIPE SUGGESTION: Luxury Raw Chocolate Caramel Brownie Squares
1 cup walnuts, soaked overnight
1 cup hazelnuts, soaked overnight
1 cup dates, pitted and soaked 2-8 hours
1 cup cacao liquor, grated
1/3 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup Peruvian carob
1/4 cup lucuma powder
2 Tbsp Agave nectar
10-15 drops Medicinal Flower Chocolate extract (also available from Raw Living)
Put the nuts and dates into a food processor and process until it's the consistency you are after. [Note how my brownies have some chunkier nutty bits through out, you may prefer it smoother].
Grate the cacao liquor and transfer to a double boiler or your dehydrator to melt gently.
Mix the remaining ingredients in with the melted cacao liquor and pour them over the nut mixture in the food processor.
Process everything again until well combined
Line a container (similar to the one I used here) with cling film, transfer the entire mixture into it and press it in firmly, creating a smooth top
Transfer to the fridge for a minimum of two hours to set, remove the cling film and chop into equal sized squares to serve
How do you like the recipe? If you do, just wait till you see another 22 in my eBook Seduced- Raw Chocolate Recipes to get very excited for! Available to download in seconds! More please>>
HOW TO ENTER TODAY'S GIVE-AWAY
Your entry is 3 steps away:
2. Click the 'Share' button on today's Facebook announcement for the Give-Away and paste this into your status "I'm in the draw to win these awesome Superfoods, you should enter too!" and then click 'share status'
3. Click the 'Comment' button on today's Facebook announcement and answer this question "What kitchen equipment/tool can you not go without?"
The terms: All three steps must be completed for your entry to be valid. Competition is open to everyone worldwide, I will post anywhere. You must be a Facebook user, sorry no answers will be taken into consideration if posted elsewhere on the internet this time. (Please note this promotion is in no way sponsored by Facebook). There are 11 prizes to be won, one prize per day. Today's entry is for today's prize only, please come back again tomorrow to enter for a different new prize. Winners will be chosen randomly using random.org.