Here’s a dream-come-true for chocolate lovers everywhere – dozens and dozens of scrumptious recipes using dark chocolate and cocoa powder – and they’re all lower in fat and calories! Enlightened Chocolate by Camilla Saulsbury manages to deliver great chocolate recipes that are actually good for you (mostly). The health benefits of dark chocolate (including being rich in antioxidants, aiding stress reduction, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing “bad” cholesterol) are discussed, as well as how to choose the best ingredients. There are recipes for items you’d expect – cakes (flourless Chocolate Torte), cookies (Mudslide Cookies), decadent deserts(Chocolate-Whiskey Fudge Pie), and chocolate drinks (Chocolate-Raspberry Morning Milkshake). But there are also savory recipes such as Pork Medallions with Port-Chocolate Pan Sauce and Cocoa-Balsamic Roasted Onions.
Ahhh – chocolate at every meal – heaven on earth!