Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Raw Vegan Recipe Book – CHOCOLATE – Now Available

by Kristen Suzanne in books, chia, raw chocolate

Announcement time! My latest book is now available, Kristen Suzanne’s Ultimate Raw Vegan Chocolate Recipes. (The ebook is not available yet; it should be this week.) If you’d like to view some pictures of featured recipes in the book, go here. As with all of my books, the pictures are not in the book. To keep the cost of the books as low as possible, I have pictures posted on my website.

This book is the ultimate introduction to chocolate in its most pure, natural form by using raw, dark chocolate (also called “raw cacao nibs”), raw chocolate powder, raw cacao butter, and raw cacao liquor. These are my favorite chocolate-based recipes — both sweet and savory.

This Raw food vegan recipe book is filled with delicious recipes, including:

30 Chocolate Desserts
11 Chocolate Beverages

11 Chocolate Snacks, Soup, Salad Dressing, Crackers & Breakfast

A “Raw Basics” introduction to Raw food (with 6 basic “must have” recipes) for people who are new to the subject.

Want to try a recipe from the book? Here you go!

Chocolate Chia Crackers
By Kristen Suzanne of KristensRaw.com
Yield 1 tray (quantity depends on size you cut)

1 cup chia seeds
2 cups water

Juice of 1 orange

1 apple, cored & chopped

1/4 cup
raw chocolate powder
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar

6 dates, pitted

dash
Himalayan crystal salt

Soak your chia seeds for 30 minutes in a large bowl with 1 1/2 cups of the water. Blend the remaining ingredients (including the remaining 1/2 cup of water) together. Add the blended mixture to the bowl with soaked chia seeds and stir to mix. Break up any chia seed clumps with your rubber spatula or spoon. Let the mixture sit (as is) for 15-30 minutes.

Spread the mixture on a dehydrator tray lined with a non-stick Paraflexx sheet and score to desired size. (For a thinner cracker, divide between two trays.) Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 60 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 105 degrees and dehydrate another 6-8 hours. Flip crackers onto another tray without a Paraflexx sheet and peel off the Paraflexx sheet being used. Dehydrate another 6-10 hours, or until you reach your desired dryness.

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