Living healthy with chocolate is still feasible despite the generally associated stigma that chocolate is unhealthy. Contrary to popular belief, the way chocolate is prepared and the ingredients used is what effects the nutritional value of chocolate. Paleo or Primal dieting is the practice of consuming foods the way our ancestors would have so as to better preserve our health starting with the gut.
Adriana Harlan, a well known paleo dieter and author has put together a gorgeous 139 page book, “Living Healthy With Chocolate” which is fully loaded with more than 100 mouth-watering dessert recipes that will completely change the way you eat, think & feel about chocolate.
Every recipe includes clear, step-by-step instructions and a beautiful photograph, so you can see just how savory every dessert is and how to best present them.
Adriana Harlan’s recipes are catered 100% to the Paleo, gluten-free & grain-free diet and lifestyle.
For every recipe, each ingredient has been carefully selected to provide the maximum number of nutrients, beneficial fatty acids, and anti-oxidants in order to deliver the maximum amount of solid nutrition with every bite.
A wide range of delightfully easy to make, processed ingredient free and nutrient rich treats are detailed in her book:
- Bars, Brownies, Fudge
- Cakes & Pies
- Chocolates & Truffles
- Healthy Snacks
- Ice Creams, & Frozen Treats
- Jams, Nut Butters & Sauces
- Muffins & Cupcakes
Whether your goal is to lose weight, look your best, improve yours and your family’s health or you simply want to discover the healthy alternatives to sugar and chemical-laden junk foods, get ready, Adriana Harlan’s “Living Healthy With Chocolate” is the resource you’ve been waiting for.
One of the most favored varieties of personalized chocolate to make are gourmet truffles. Not only are they great to start learning with but they taste amazing and there are endless options in regards to customization.
The Truffle Factory prides itself in making the best Gourmet Chocolate Truffles you will ever eat, period.
Owner and pastry chef Michelle has been making her much loved confectionery treats for more than 20 years! She is affectionately known around town as “the truffle lady.”
Michelle has finally revealed her industry leading secret to making the perfect truffles in a series of short videos that covers everything, from the ganache (chocolate center), decoration (proper drip, drizzle, drools), not tempering the chocolate, additives for thinning down chocolate and more.
“This is the first in a series of dessert concoctions yet to come from our kitchen. We have several other scrumptious edibles we are eager to teach enthusiasts how to make and create!” – Michelle
See what professionals in the field have to say:
EXECUTIVE CHEF STEVEN ELWOOD
GRADUATE OF THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA WRITES,
“MICHELLE HAS REMOVED THE “CULINARY CAMOUFLAGE” OF HIDDEN OR SECRET TECHNIQUES AND HAS PRODUCED FUN AND STRAIGHTFORWARD INFORMATION ON PROFESSIONAL BAKING THAT EVEN THE MOST INEPT “KITCHEN PHOBIC” COULD USE WITH GREAT EFFECT. IT IS A FAR CRY FROM THE PASTRY/BAKING MANUALS I HAD TO LEARN FROM WITH THEIR BORING “MECHANICAL ENGINEER” TYPE INSTRUCTIONS THAT I HAD TO GLEAN INFORMATION FROM.”
Owners of You’ve Got it Coming Caterers write: “Michelle is an artist in the culinary field. Throughout the years we have called on her to make special show pieces and exquisite desserts. Her creations please the eye and tempt the palate. It has been a pleasure to know and work with her.”
Truffles are Easy to Make, REALLY! All that is needed is the right recipe and training.
The FIRST 4 MINUTE VIDEO will teach how to make the ganache (filling).
The SECOND 2 MINUTE VIDEO teaches how to make the decorating chocolate.
The THIRD 7 MINUTE VIDEO teaches how to decorate the truffles.
Make them for yourself, or give them as a gift to a friend or the culinary connoisseur in your family!
Personalized chocolates extend on the limited palette of conventionally available chocolates as well as enhance the enjoyment of the act of physically eating chocolate. Chocolates are eaten by almost everyone in every culture, use of chocolate can be traced to ancient Mesoamerican tribes as far back as 1500 BC. Many people like traditional store bought chocolates very much, mainly for the convenience of picking up a bar at local stores. Unfortunately simple things are not always right for the occasion, or for your taste and dietary requirements. You can make your own chocolates even more delicious and much more interesting by personalizing them according to your likes. Personalized chocolates can be very useful as the perfect unique gifts to add to a gift bag for birthdays and private parties. Personalizing of chocolates includes not only personalizing of their taste, but also the design, shape, consistency, added ingredients, etc. There are a variety of ingredients to create elaborate personalized chocolates which you can use as per your requirements. You can also personalize chocolates by using unique packaging with a name, or message on it. As a gift these personalized chocolates attached with a heart felt message or design will have a great effect on whoever is receiving them and will surely strengthen your relationship with that person. You can also place a photo on the packaging which is always a nice addition, a photo creates a personal touch on any chocolate gift.
Personalized chocolates offers you chocolate ideas for all occasions and in various types of designs, from unconventional chocolates suited to paleo diet needs, to delectable chocolate bars imprinted with your own brand, logo or name. Personalized chocolates can be like chocolate awards which have the shape of the award to be given and have the winners name inscribed on it. Heart shaped chocolates with love messages are very common idea but still and always will be a great gift to someone whom you love. You can also shape chocolates into many other custom design suited to that of which the person likes whom you want to gift the chocolate. Personalized chocolates have a much better impression than simple, ordinary store bought chocolates. When added to the combination of great and unique design, a personal message and art work done over the chocolate enhances its beauty and appearance. You can use these chocolates as business gifts, wedding gifts, birthday gifts and gifts for any special occasion.
Personalized Chocolates can be of these types:
- Varieties of chocolate
- Combining chocolates
- Centerpiece gift boxes
- Chocolates with special shape and 3-D chocolates
- Presentation of chocolate bars
- Wrappers and labels for chocolate bars
- Chocolate which looks like as business cards
- Filler ingredients
- Cookies which have custom logos on them
- Coin shaped chocolates
- Chocolates made for special events
- Chocolates used as awards
- Mini shaped chocolates
- Chocolates with designs
- Chocolate boxes with photos on them
Now you know that personalized chocolates will help you to make a good impression and share your feelings in a personal way, why not make personalized chocolates a special gift and more than just a thing to eat.
So what are you waiting for?
Let’s get started making personalized chocolates and create a lasting impression by giving your loved ones unique and special gifts.
You can give the perfect chocolate gifts with your own personalized chocolate bars. There are endless possibilities when you can expertly create your own unique chocolate bars which will never be found in any store. Personalized chocolates is a great starting point in finding the best options for ingredients and interesting recipe ideas that you can put your own twist on. Personalized chocolate items also make great corporate gifts, as you can shape them like your company logo or emblem or like the products that you deal with to promote your business on a different level. The irresistible appeal of personalized chocolate gifts has made them an integral part of the yearly corporate marketing scheme for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Creating custom personalized chocolates can be affordable and effective on a personal level and is a really sweet and delicate way of saying that someone is special to you. One of the advantages of using personalized chocolates as a special gift is that it is equally attractive for both the giver and the receiver. When you create your own personalized chocolate you will find every possible shape that can be imagined can be crafted with chocolate.
Be a chocolate expert
You will love the challenge of preparing a customized chocolate just like a professional while gaining experience with each new creation. You can choose dark chocolate, white chocolate or milk chocolate as your chocolate base and then can add up a number of toppings from a wide selection of toppings for personalized chocolates. Though you need not to be a chocolate expert to start making personalized chocolate bars, having expert tips and techniques from Personalized Chocolate to help as you learn is a great way to get going. Let us be your chocolate guide!
The versatile gift
The versatility of personalized chocolates as gifts is getting exceedingly popular. They have a long shelf life that makes them one of the best choices among food items generally used for gifting. Using chocolate has an added advantage of many shaping possibilities, chocolate can be molded into any kind of shape depending upon the occasion and the intention. Personalized chocolates can very well turn into your favorite gift item for the sheer pleasure of gifting them. Finally, universal appeal has made chocolate bars one of the most popular gift items all over the world.