Monday, July 20, 2009

blessing way chocolate

I came up with this recipe when I was on my way to a potluck and wanted something sweet and special
but didn't have a lot of time.
A blessing way is a traditional Navajo ceremony which honors the pregnant woman's right of passage into motherhood. Like a baby shower is for to honor and celebrate the coming child, the blessing way is a time to honor and celebrate the mother. This ceremony usually done when the mother is close to giving birth she is showered with loving touch, good food, soothing music, and sacred gifts.

chocolate from blessing way.
Take some good quality chocolate either a bar or chocolate chips
or good quality fair trade organic cocoa mixed with coconut oil and a bit of agave nectar
place them in an oven proof glass container
add nuts and seeds of your choice
walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
dried hibiscus flowers
and dried or freeze dried fruit of your choice
raspberries, blueberries, pineapple. etc
place in a toaster or regular oven until the chocolate is just soft
remove from the oven and stir until well combined
place in the fridge or freezer until set
break into pieces and enjoy
here is an exact recipe for those of you who need a little direction

3/4 cup organic fair trade cocoa
2 T organic virgin coconut oil
4 T agave nectar
mix thoroughly
or 1 cup vegan organic fair trade chocolate chips
place in glass baking dish
1/2 cup walnuts crumbled
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried raspberries
1/4 cup dried pineapple
3 Tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
1 t bourbon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
place in 300 degree toaster oven
for 7 minutes or until the chocolate is just starting to melt
mix thoroughly and let cool to room temperature
place in freezer or refrigerator until set
break into pieces and enjoy
keep this in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to one week.

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