Saturday, December 30, 2006

Spicey Decadence

Ah, Chocolate! My favorite food! It soothes my soul, calms my spirit, indulges me, takes my mouth on an exotic vacation, and I'd probably wear it if I could.

There's something spiritual about my love of chocolate. So it seems totally appropriate that Body & Soul has a wonderful chocolate recipe on their website. I want to share this recipe with you. Like Emeril, it kicks things up a notch.

Linking to the recipe didn't work. Apparently a login process took place when I clicked on my email. Copy and paste doesn't space quite the way I want but I'm not experienced enough with html to change the table structure. Please forgive the lengthy scroll and Enjoy!

Spiced Hot Dark Chocolate

Serves 4; Prep time: 5 minutes; total time: 10 minutes
By swapping soy milk for regular, you ensure that dark chocolate's antioxidants will be more fully absorbed.

1 quart soy milk

6 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

teaspoon coarse salt

1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and whisk over medium-low heat until the chocolate has melted completely and the mixture is steaming hot, about 5 minutes. Serve.

Per serving: 327 calories; 14 g protein; 17 g fat; 38 g carb; 6 g fiber.


Susan Palwick said...

Chocolate! Yes! Chocolate is the true source of all goodness! (Not that I'm an idolator or anything.)

Also, I wish I had a bathtub like that.

Lee said...

Yes, that does look romantic doesn't it?! There was one like it in the suite I stayed in on my honeymoon. In addition to her box of chocolates I would add a cup of hot cocoa with Irish Cream and a huge bowl of chocolate ice cream. Then, perhaps some candles and a good book too. Decadent living here we come!

Peace and Joy!