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Sometimes only chocolate will do….

This weekend I haven’t been able to stop thinking about chocolate… I blame Easter, seeing my kids surrounded by Cadbury’s eggs – and the fact that I love chocolate and it is the one thing, along with cheese, that I still crave.  As I follow OMS, ‘normal’ chocolate is off the menu, so finding recipes that satisfy the craving is the holy grail.

This weekend, I have made this Raw Chocolate Caramel Dip from Forks Over Knives – delicious with strawberries and banana dipped in it.  Then, this morning, I made home made nutella, using a recipe from Fab Lunch – it was so easy!

First, I roasted 200g of hazelnuts by putting them in the oven for 20 minutes on Gas Mark 4.  I then took off as much of the hazelnut skin as I could by rubbing the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel.

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Next, I added the nuts to our food processor (we have a Magimix) and whizzed it up for about 10 minutes or so, scraping the sides down a few times, until it became a runny nut butter.  A tablespoon of dairy free cocoa, a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup and some water, another quick whizz and hey presto! home made nutella.

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I love nutella on anything  – crumpets, toast, pancakes.  When I was pregnant, a staple breakfast was a cinnamon raisin bagel with lashings of nutella (along with crisps, cake, ice-cream…).  But, to be honest, my favourite way is simply eating it off a spoon. At least it means very little washing up…. plus I can be sneaky so the kids can’t see me taking spoonfuls from the dish.

Anyone else following OMS who has found something to satisfy that chocolate craving?

Jen 2

 

 

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