ChocoChia Mousse

Need:

1/3 cup white chia

1 can coconut milk

cacao powder (to taste, about 1/2 cup)

sweetener of choice (honey for paleo, agave nectar for vegans) to taste

A vessel you can seal and store in the refrigerator (I prefer mason jars for…everything)

Method:

Pour coconut milk into vessel of choice, follow that with the chia seeds, cacao and sweetener, you’ll need a few taste tests to get the right amount of cacao and sweetener, add a little at a time and test frequently, over sweetening could prove disastrous.  I always try to remember what my Grammy taught me…sometimes less really is more!  Put the lid on and give it a good shake, store in the refrigerator overnight, by the morning you’ll have a moussey, chocolately, chia delight. Enjoy!

xx

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Paleo Valentine’s Day Cookies (guaranteed to make your heart go pit-a-patter)

What you need:

Cookies

(Makes 30)

1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)

6 eggs

3/4 cup of honey

1 1/2 cup coconut flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

orange zest to taste

2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 tbs coconut oil (melted)

5 strawberries (pureed)

Method

1. Mix coconut oil, eggs, honey with hand mixer until frothy, using wooden spoon mix in vanilla and orange zest.  Mix in coconut flour and baking soda, set in refrigerator one hour to chill.

2. Preheat oven to 350, roll out dough between two pieces of parchment until 1/4 inch thick, cut out cookie forms and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment.  Bake about ten minutes (or until golden) and transfer to cooling rack.

3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in microwave in thirty second intervals, stirring between each cycle until bowl no longer feels hot.  Mix in pureed straweberries and frost your cooled off cookies.

4. ENJOY! Perfect snack for Valentine’s Day parties at school (they were a huge hit with my 2 year old niece and her ENTIRE class…and her Mama…and Da…and Mimi and Popop.  These are just a win all around. I ate twelve. In one sitting.)

xx