Post by plumhappy13 on Mar 5, 2013 20:20:56 GMT -5
My sister and I made skinny chocolate and we didn't care too much for it. But I'm not a quitter or afraid to tweak recipes so here's what I ended up with.
My coconut oil is always solid so I put a small pan of water on the stove and put my container of coconut oil in it until it melts and I measure out the 1/2 cup and put it in a cereal bowl. I add the 1/4 cup cocoa and truvia and nunaturals to taste. I don't worry about the gritty texture of the sweetener or it floating. My next step takes care of that. I sit the bowl on the pan of water. My pan is very small so it holds the bowl up out of the water. It heats it nicely and the sweetener dissolves so much better. Then I add heavy cream to taste. I feel like nuts make everything better so I add chopped pecans. Then I stir it up good and its ready to pour onto wax paper. I also like to use candy molds or pour into cookie cutters. After the chocolate sits in the freezer a bit, the chocolate pops out of the candy molds nicely.
hi! that sounds like a hybrid of chocolate nut slab and skinny chocolate. i love both. this is what i have been doing: do just as you say until all ingredients are in in the bowl, mixed. Also, i add a pinch of good sea salt, finely ground. and vanilla, too. then i sit the bowl in ice water. stirring occasionally. it will all of a sudden start to firm around the edges. Then I whisk like crazy. it suddenly gets really thick and pastey. I mix really well and spread into a dish lined with foil and freeze. Sometimes I add nuts, but often, I like to add shredded unsweetened coconut. Yum! happy chocolate eating!
steffanie3: Broth based soups are great for this time of year and a FC I did a modified "cabbage soup diet" soup with some boneless skinless chicken for protein, I just searched for an online recipe and left out some things if I remember right, I love cabbage
Nov 10, 2014 10:42:30 GMT -5
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steffanie3: Hmm, on the upper right as long as you are logged in there should be a reply button, but you sure can start a new thread if you want
Nov 19, 2014 19:52:11 GMT -5
grammalynda: I figured it out-when you do a search it takes you to the conversation-there is not a reply button-but the name of the thread is listed above the date and if you click that it takes you to the thread and the reply button. thanks stefanie3 and rebekahrl
Nov 20, 2014 22:49:02 GMT -5
steffanie3: Lots of new posts in http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/board/3/serene-pearls-chats-tips-tweaks
Dec 5, 2014 10:41:01 GMT -5
tamagram: Trying to figure this whole thing out. Good Morning from Colorado!
Dec 10, 2014 12:51:00 GMT -5
glammom: Any suggestions as to where to purchase MCT oil? All new stuff to me. Purchase many items for plan on-line, some at Kroger, some at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Any suggestions of locations to purchase MCT oil at brick and mortar stores?
Dec 11, 2014 15:03:23 GMT -5
steffanie3: GNC would likely have MCT or a health food store that carries Now Brand, that is one easy to find kind.
Dec 13, 2014 12:59:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: tamagram~ welcome
Dec 13, 2014 13:00:08 GMT -5
ttate53787: I have been put on a low residue diet. I am only allowed to eat refined grains. In order to follow this plan now would I just have to give up all breads? Any guidance on this type of diet? Thanks.
Dec 14, 2014 18:13:19 GMT -5
steffanie3: I haven't heard of a low residue diet, maybe make a post of a suggested menu you have been given and we could help?
Dec 15, 2014 13:47:29 GMT -5
Bryony: After numerous attempts at baking with coconut flour my husband and I just do not like the taste but especially the texture of it. Is there something else I can use in the recipes to replace the coconut flour?
Dec 19, 2014 12:19:20 GMT -5
steffanie3: It depends on the recipe Bryony, is there a certain one you have in mind? Almond flour and oat fiber are used in many yummy baked goods.
Dec 19, 2014 15:07:27 GMT -5
Bryony: Basically all recipes Steffanie. I have so many I would like use. Are almond flour and oat flour and/or oat fiber interchangeable with coconut flour?
Dec 19, 2014 16:01:07 GMT -5
steffanie3: Not really, coconut flour is quite different as it absorbs lots of liquid and works best with plenty of eggs. I tend to like it mixed with other flours.
Dec 20, 2014 2:15:49 GMT -5