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a sweet, delicious subject…and good for you too!
It's not as bad for us as we once thought.
So…may your cupboards always remain full of the
staple of many a hormonal women’s life – CHOCOLATE!
just chock full of good things!
What, you say?
Seriously, it's GOOD
for you! Sit
back and let me tell you...
how sweet it is!
beans to see some
you know that chocolate is, in fact, a vegetable? It is!
Chocolate is derived from the cocoa bean.
Beans are vegetables, aren’t they?
sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets, that means they are
Therefore, chocolate is a vegetable!
did you realize candy bars contain milk which classifies them as
a dairy food, so…. candy bars are a health food!
(At least I tell myself that!)
it's hard to believe anything that tastes so good can be good
for you, look at the Nutrition Facts and see - it's got Vitamin
A and Calcium too!
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a chocolate bar before each meal.
It’ll take the edge off your appetite and you’ll
box of chocolates provides you total daily intake of
calories at one time!
covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries
all count as fruit – so eat all you want!
you’re worried about calories, put your chocolate on top
of the fridge. Did
you know that those pesky calories are afraid of heights?
They will jump right out of the chocolate as an act
you eat both dark and white chocolate together, they cancel
each other out.
It’s also considered a well balanced diet.
martini for the
Chocolate Ecstasy Iris
is a well-known stress and depression reliever.
All hormonal women know this!
There is a chemical in chocolate that causes the
endocrine glands in your body release “happy hormones”.
So get out that chocolate!
a chocolate martini or margarita - just substitute the usual
fruit with good cocoa powder!
Here's the chocolate martini
CHOCOLATE MARTINI - serves 2
3 oz. vodka
1 1/2 oz. clear crème de cacao
1/2 teaspoon Cointreau
2 Hershey's Kisses
Combine vodka, crème de cacao and Cointreau in a mixing
glass with ice. Shake or stir. Strain into chilled martini
glasses. Garnish with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss.
overlook chocolate in the garden - try one of these:
Chocolate Vine (akebia quinata), Chocolate-Drop Orchid
(cattleya), Chocolate Cosmos, Chocolate Ecstacy Iris,
Chocolate Flower (berlandiera lyrata), Chocolate Habanera
Pepper, Chocolate Lily (anthropodium strictum), Chocolate
Plant (graptophyllum), Chocolate Taffy Daylily, and
By Chocolate! Cake, that is. Try this one and
you'll think you've gone to heaven!
BY CHOCOLATE CAKE - serves 10
1 c Sour cream
1/2 c Water
1/2 c Oil
pkg. Chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. Chocolate instant pudding
12 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
Beat eggs, sour cream, water, and oil together in a large
bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add cake mix and pudding mix.
Beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into Bundt
or tube pan and bake at 350 F for 1 hour. When cool, sift
powdered sugar on top of cake. Variation: Replace 1/4-cup
water with Grand Marnier.
you know that it takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of
Better get growing!
you aware that the people in Switzerland (they love their
chocolates and I do too!) eat twice as much chocolate as
Americans but have a lower obesity rate?
Chocolate has less caffeine than a coffee?
Forget Starbucks and Tim Hortons!
I will be opening a chain of Guess
Chocolate has less caffeine then a coffee?
Forget Starbucks and Tim Hortons!
I will be opening a chain of Mmmm...Mirtha's!
in late 2004!
has many preservatives – preservatives make you look younger
longer so eat up!
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