From our Food Goddess, TaMara: Have I mentioned I HATE my kitchen? The house hunt goes on…and on. But this week I braved the ugly, cramped space because one of my clients was having a tough week and I thought Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies would help (recipe here). They worked wonders. And I’ll add that [Read more...]
You may have read (and vaguely believed) that dark chocolate is good for you thanks to its antioxidant content — after all, some diets even promote small amounts of chocolate as a component of a healthy eating plan. Last month, a study circulated suggesting that eating a dark-chocolate bar daily... More »
Taye Diggs Writes New Book Called Mixed Me Actor Taye Diggs and co-author Shane Evans penned a book entitled, ‘Chocolate Me’ 3 years ago about a boy teased for his dark skin. Well, the twosome have teamed up to bring
You know dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, but did you know the extra benefits?
Dark chocolate sold in the U.S. is often a little more like milk chocolate than manufacturers might want to admit. An investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted earlier this year found that a lot of dark chocolate contains milk—even when it says it doesn't. A new consumer update elaborates on the findings, as well […]
Think dark chocolate means dairy-free? Think again
As Tabs likes to say, “Mrow, meow-row-wow.” Translation: stripes are always a good thing. Yes, my hair is still dark in these pics because I took them before I left for the salon yesterday; hence the chocolate brown. This striped “strappy” flare dress is yet another find from LOFT that I’m absolutely loving. Show More Summary
Ah… Fresh roots! And fresh color. Just what I needed before my birthday. Back from the salon, and my hair’s a few shades lighter. My friend/stylist extraordinaire Alis at Fox + Stone salon in Corte Madera lightened up my dark chocolate brown base and made it warmer, and then painted in some lighter pieces. Show More Summary
Mark Willard, Flickr // CC BY NC ND 2.0 Dark rides, also known as ghost trains, are those amusement parks rides where you’re carried through a building by a vehicle on a track. They include everything from Hersheypark’s Chocolate World...Show More Summary
Chocolate chips are a staple on every bakers’ pantry. The semisweet chocolate chips – which contain no dairy, making them actually “dark chocolate” – have just the right balance of bittersweet cocoa and sweetness to them, which is what makes baked goods like chocolate chip cookies so popular. May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie...
Safer than ever. After discovering traces of listeria in just one batch of Dark Chocolate, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream made the decision to recall every one of its products and shut down all shops — which reportedly cost the small company over $2.5 million. Show More Summary
WHY DARK CHOCOLATE should be your afternoon pick-me-up.
You don’t need to feel guilty about indulging your sweet tooth, as long as your treat of choice is a piece of high-cacao content chocolate. Unsweetened dark chocolate lowers blood pressure and improves attention, which is especially important when hitting that midday slump. “Chocolate is indeed a stimulant and it activates the brain in a […]
Beat the mid-afternoon slump with some dark chocolate!
I get all kinds of recipes in my inbox from all kinds of sources. Some get tossed immediately, some go into the recipe file to try, and some get shunted over into the convert to allergen free file. This recipe for salted oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate from Real Simple fell into the latter category. Show More Summary
No joke, in June, Cadbury Australia is coming out with a milk chocolate bar infused with delicious, creamy caramel...and, Vegemite. While not popular in the United States in any way, the dark, concentrated yeast spread is a food staple in Australia. Show More Summary
Forget Coffee, Dark Chocolate May Get You Through The Day Chocolate lovers can now rejoice thanks to researchers from Arizona University, who uncovered the natural attention-boosting powers of dark chocolate. Their study, published in the journal NeuroRegulation, adds to a growing body of research...
THE DIETARY GOOD NEWS JUST KEEPS COMING: Dark Chocolate May Make People More Alert, Attentive.
Daily consumption of dark chocolate, for one, can lower your stress level
An EEG study shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels. Historically, chocolate has been recognized as a vasodilator, meaning that it widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure in the long run, but chocolate also contains some powerful stimulants. Show More Summary