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11.06.2008

Excellent Blogs + Spiced Vegan Chai Cocoa

Sorry for the uber long delay here! Thank Cheryl over at Gluten Free Goodness for dragging me out of the blogging closet with her nomination of Cindalou's for an Excellent Blog Award. I begrudgingly (and gratefully, I might add) brushed off our basement office mold and dust to peck yet again at the keyboard. (This time it is not for calculations of the rate of matter spiraling into a black hole or deriving the gauge transformation with the trace reversed metric perturbation ... sorry, that's GR speak polluting my brain from our midterm exam).



This time, however, I can share goodies about Cheryl and her nutrition-packed gluten, dairy, soy, egg, and corn free (whew!) kitchen. Hey, that beats the heck out of ion implantation stuff. How can Neon ions compare with her pesto? Admittedly, I'll need to nut-free that pesto for myself with a heaping pile of extra kalamata olives, but that garlic-y pesto looks deliciously green and appetizing. Alternatively, you may prefer Cheryl's creative Pesto-ed Fish, featuring garlic scapes. If you like healthy allergen free recipes with tons of fresh garden produce, I recommend Cheryl and re-nominate her for an excellent blog award. I don't know if that's possible, but rules are just guidelines anyways ... especially when they come between garlic pesto fish and myself. As an organic gardener and cook, Cheryl makes excellent dishes with seasonal produce. If you have a bumper crop of pears, basil, or veggies, then check out her concoctions for dinner ideas!



Here's the spiel:

The rules that accompany this award are as follows:

“Please find at least 10 more blogs of any kind which you deem to be excellent; but hey if you only come up with 3 or 5 (I chose 8), I don’t mind. Post about the blogs you picked, linking back to me and to them. Once you’ve posted, return here to let me know your post is up, and of course let your 10 award winners know too."

Cindalou's "Excellent Blogs":

Gluten Free For Good
: Pumpkin anyone? Beets and Greens? Melissa over at Gluten Free for Good has a fantastic blog (and website) that extends beyond the gluten free community, as she lends her nutritionist expertise to everyone with an ear to hear (eye to read?). Seasonal ingredients (with recipes!) punctuate the health posts and exposes on hot nutrition topics. Melissa also knows how to have a good time, as she often shares her beautiful photos taken while hiking the Colorado wilderness. I can admire those sharp mountain peaks from afar, drool over her Pumpkin Pancakes, and laugh out loud at her humorous rantings on nutritional disasters and the advertising conspiracy. If you haven't seen the high fructose corn syrup commercials yet, read her comments on it and the role of sugar in modern diets versus health. If you have a sweet tooth, don't despair! Even as a bonafide health professional, she makes sweet amends and provides recent Celiac health & nutrition conference updates to the rest of us *unprivileged* non-health pro invitees.

Gluten Free Mommy: Unfortunately Natalie is out of the kitchen blogosphere right now due to her pregnancy (what a great reason, yey!), but GF Mommy is one of my favorite (and NC local) blogs. Her fish stew is reminiscent of one of my favorite quick healthy recipes for cool nights, and her beautiful pictures of gluten free cakes make me pine for dairy and a trip to Raleigh :). Also, if you enjoy Indian food as much as I do, you don't want to miss Natalie's bombay chicken and kung pao chicken. Update: She posted a fantastic Thanksgiving Frozen Pumpkin Pie which looks oh-so-tempting (once dairy-freed, of course).

Book of Yum: Although Sea is already an "E" blog as well, I'm going to jump aboard and give Book of Yum another vote. How could I forget such an expansive multiple-allergen friendly food blogger with a kindred appreciation for turmeric and spinach? I love the exotic Asian-inspired and Indian dishes from Book of Yum, as well as the focus on creative and often vegetarian and/or vegan recipes. Her uncheese nutritional yeast dairy free spinach pie and recent poppy seed goat cheese beet salad are calling my name (darn that goat cheese!). If you are adventurous in the kitchen, check out Sea's creations for great bento (lunch box) and dinner idea. Sea also gives many nondairy (often soy or nut based) "butter" and "cream" recipes for dairy-intolerant individuals like myself.

Great Mastications: Orla dishes up some great gf healthy recipes with a serious Canadian appreciation of healthy hemp, as well as teaching all of us a little more common sense about sustainable green living (see her post Green Business for a great "Stop buying crap we don't need" read). Come spring and summertime, I'll be gorging myself with her hemp seed and green onion dip, mmm!

Gluten Free Bay
: Fall is brimming with holiday opportunity to try out a few of the Bay's plethora of creative kosher gluten free recipes. I am looking forward to some matzo balls for chicken soup and some low glycemic sweet potato and leek latkes. If you keep kosher and juggle allergies, the Bay is an invaluable resource for recipes and product updates!

Caveman Food: Elizabeth serves up great Paleo meals like the Sam I Am Eggs (told you Mom!) and Lamb Meatballs. For everyone on a low carb or cavemen-esque diet, I highly recommend her site. It's easy to get stuck in a rut on a low carb diet and eat the same ole ho-hum food, but Elizabeth's meals can appetize the low carber and regular diner alike. Who doesn't like (gluten and dairy free!) chicken fingers? Don't forget your vegetables either! Vital to health and the low carb and Paleo lifestyles, Cave(wo)men do eat their veggies! Restricted diets can be hard without further limiting food groups voluntarily, so check her out for gluten free, dairy free, low carb/Paleo meals.

Aprovechar: I know everyone else has given Sally an "E" already, but I must chime in. Sally's recipes are great healthy recipes for anyone looking for allergen free weight loss dinner ideas, but the real sparkle in her blogging comes from her heartfelt discussions regarding her life experience. Sally harbors the genuine glow of someone who has overcome traumatic health problems through an inspiring recovery. I know many people who can fake optimism, but Sally really has a true light shining from her soul. Besides, she makes tempting gluten free vegan Mesquite Chocolate Chip Cookies featuring flax seed (horrah!) to munch while you ponder enlightenment.

Jeena's Kitchen: Mediterranean cuisine (not all gluten or allergen free) with tons of delicious photographic recipes with everything from lamb and fish to traditional vegetable curries and desserts. The lamb dishes are always some of Jon's favorite objects 'o drool, like her lamb mint meatballs (use gf bread or ground flax).

I'm sure I missed a few excellent gluten free blogs, so my apologies. Other top authors are Cathy Wong and Dr. Ben Kim, both very knowledgeable alternative health authorities and creative cooks. Dr. Ben Kim even has a healthy corn syrup and HFCS free pecan pie recipe stocked full of delicious dates for the holidays! All of these yummy blogs are stirring my appetite for a nice warm mug of cocoa ...

Spiced Vegan Chai Cocoa
[low glycemic to boot]



The onset of brisk cold nights here in NC drags out a plethora of random herbs and unsweetened cocoa powder for a nightly rendevouz with my otherwise shivering hands. I have to make all my own cocoas since commercial AND affordable varieties come complete with a) corn syrup, b) dairy ... and more derivatives of dairy, and c) tons of other crap.

Unsweetened non-dutch processed cocoa is not treated with alkali and is all we use at Cindalou's. Why no dutch processed cocoa? The dutch processing destroys most of the flavonols present in cocoa, as discussed in this Chocolate as a Health Food article. Besides, addition of unnecessary metals to perfectly good cocoa for a milder taste seems .. unnecessary. Curious minds can find a concise description of the sundry varieties of chocolate and cocoa at this Wikipedia site.

All of the cocoa details aside, if you want quick and easy homemade vegan cocoa, gather any combination of the following herbs and ingredients and stir away! (The amounts are approximate, and as such, this is barely a recipe at all. This is an herb-y cocoa based on my old slippery elm tea of healing warmth.)



  • 2 T. unsweetened non-dutch cocoa powder

  • 4 drops liquid Stevia (if desired) or agave/honey to taste

  • 1 t. slippery elm - various soothing digestive actions, high in iron and vitamins, helps kidney problems, diarrhea and constipation (similar action to psyllium)

  • 1 t. cayenne pepper - arthritis, pain relief (internal & external), soothes & improves digestion, metabolic booster

  • 2 t. cinnamon - antifungal, antibacterial, improves glucose metabolism (diabetes), anticlotting, helpful for memory

  • dash ground ginger - excellent nausea and digestive aid, antiinfammatory, aids in prevention of cancer, immunity booster

  • 1 t. crushed fennel seeds - very high in Vitamin C, improves immunity, high in folate (a B vitamin) and fiber, helps keep the colon and heart healthy
  • dash ground fenugreek - high in fiber and amino acids, lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar, helps soothe digestion, loosens mucous, can stimulate the sex drive, and has an interesting folk use for breast enlargement. It also improves milk flow from nursing mothers, may help fight obesity, aids in heart disease, and can ease menstrual pain. It should not be used in high, frequent doses, or by pregnant women

  • 1 t. cardamom (ground) - digestive aid, gas reliever, stimulant, and helps to break up mucous. Add extra cardamom to your tea, soups, stews, curry dishes, or pies if you have a cold or some congestion

  • dash coriander (ground) - helps control blood sugar, useful in diabetes, good source of mucilage, and helps control cholesterol

  • dash cloves (ground) - the active eugenol in cloves aids in inflammation and arthritis, digestive disorders and cancers, detoxification from environmental pollutants, pain relief, and anesthetic. Chew on a clove bud for a toothache and your whole mouth will go numb! It is also high in minerals and contains some Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • 2+ cups boiling water or 1 c. boiling water 1 c. hemp milk (or other milk or favorite milk substitute)
Mix all in the mug(s), pour over water and/or warmed [hemp] milk and stir. Dilute and sweeten to preference. Use Stevia or agave for low glycemic (~0 and ~11 glycemic index, respectively), or add honey (~32 a low g.i.) as desired. Honey harbors amazing antimicrobial, antiviral, and antioxidant benefits, so don't fear the honey bee! If you want more health benefits on each ingredient, check out the links above.



Serves: 1-2 (depending on water or "milk" use)

Cindalou's Kitchen Blues: Healthy Celiac / Coeliac Gluten and Dairy Free Recipes

333 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy--
    you're too sweet! I'm honored.
    would you believe I bought some slippery elm and have been trying to figure out something to do with it? Now I have the perfect way to try it out!

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  2. Hey Cindy — I'm just glad you weren't blown away by solar wind or stuck somewhere in Earth's magnetosphere! Your readers have missed you. I just made some hot cocoa after reading your blog post. I haven't done that in ages. It was wonderful, although not quite as exotic as your version.

    And THANK YOU so much for your sweet sentiments and the blogging award. I do appreciate it! I love your list of bloggers, many of whom I don't know. It will be fun to have some new blogs to go visit. You're the best! Hi to Jon too.

    In good health,
    Melissa

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  3. Hey Cindy,

    Thanks for the post! I love these types of articles because I end up finding blogs that I'll read on a daily basis that I never would have known about otherwise.

    For example, I'm a big fan of eating Paleo and I had never come across Caveman Food but something tells me that I'll be reading it quite a bit!

    All the Best,

    Andrew R
    Go Healthy Go Fit

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  4. Hi Cindy. Thanks for sharing these great gluten free blogs with us. They are really very useful and informative.

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  5. Aww, thanks, Cindy. I love your blog as well!

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  6. Thanks Cindy! I love your blog too, it's actually one of the things that inspired me to finally make my own. You should brush off your basement mold more often. ;)

    I have found another good way to get a hot chocolate fix. There is a drink mix called Teeccino that advertises itself as a no-caffeine gluten-free alternative to coffee. I just found a chocolate mint flavored Teeccino and it is excellent with a little sweetener and some coconut milk.

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  7. Aww, thanks, I'm blushing! I will have to try your cocoa.... mmm, chai cocoa..

    -Sea

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  8. Thank you so much Cindy it is so kind of you, I think your blog is brilliant too. :-D

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  9. You deserve the 'E' rating. My! There are so many recipes. Select an item and you've got a whole range of items that you can try. Keep rocking!

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  10. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds terrific!

    A little recommendation, I found these to be so delicious and useful in my kitchen: http://bajoseasonedsalts.com/

    Cheers.

    John

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  11. Hi Cindy, here's
    one more award for you. Thanks for your awesomeness! My bf suffers from celiac too and there's never enough GF resources I can find.

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  12. Those blogs are wonderful. I need more time to get through all of them, though. For now I'll try my hand on this drink you just introduced me to. :)

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  13. Hi Cindy congrats for the E rating for your blog..!your blog is just awesome..!thanks a lot for all the recipes..!

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  14. Great recipes. I am not into 'creating food' really but this is very inspiring.

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  15. Cindy - ages ago you posted a simple buckwheat pancakes recipe that my kids loved...I cannot find it. It was on a blog that started, I believe, with "I love me some buckwheat pancakes..." but I could be wrong. Can I please have that recipe...the one with apples and seeds in it won;t work with my kiddos unfortunately...thanks a million. DIANE diatplay@hotmail.com

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  16. Wow, great blog you have. It has some really cool information. I would love to have the buckwheat pancake recipe if you get a chance to post it.

    I am going to try and make the coco on new years eve and will post back how it went. I am excited to try it out. I always get excited about trying out new things.

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  17. hey Cindy, it's article like this that keeps me reading since 4 weeks now.
    thanks!

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  18. Hello Cindy,
    Welcome back, I hope all is well. I enjoyed this update, I visit Gluten Free Goodness regularly so thank you for this post.

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  19. Cindy,
    This is the first time on your blog and I absolutely love it! As a vegetarian, I'm always on the prowl for new recipes. Congrats on the E rating!

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  20. Thanks for sharing this nice tips and recipes.

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  21. Hi Cindy,

    I tried this cocoa chai and it is SOOOOO spicy for me (I like mild spice but this is beyond my tolerance). I didn't have the fenugreek seeds or slippery elm and used powdered stevia (plus agave) instead of liquid stevia, but did everything else the same. I only used 1 tsp and added hot water, hemp dream milk, and coconut milk. Is the only spicy spice in here the cayenne? The flavor is good, but the spice afterward is more burn than I can handle (although it appears to be helping my poor circulation, hmm). Any suggestions are appreciated!

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  22. Hi cindy

    I visited you blog a few days ago and tried Chai cocoa. Hubby and I liked it. thanks for sharing.,

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  23. This cocoa drink made a small mess on my kitchen counter. Omg, whatta lot of ingredients! But it's worth it. Mmm... The taste is heavenly.

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  24. Couldn't be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing! anorexia recovery

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  25. Nice review on what you've wrote on this blog. Keep it the good work...

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  26. Wow, thank you so much for all the Gluten Free links. My cousin's nephew is autistic and they are trying a gluten free diet. It's been a hard change for them, so I will be showing them your post with all the blog links. I'm sure this will be a great help to them!

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  27. Your recipe was marvelous with detailed step-to-step preparation and cooking guide. I am going to try this in the weekend!

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  28. Great blog!

    Check out my latest post for a free give away of a great book on gluten http://simplygluten-free.blogspot.com/2009/02/gluten-book-give-away.html

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  29. I love hot chocolate drinks! Especially the minty ones. Not too sweet, and maybe on the bitter side--delicious! Thanks for sharing this aromatic concoction of yours :D

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  30. Hi Cindy,

    Your blog is great. I found so many good recipes here. Thanks so much.

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  31. Some nice recipes and tips. Thank you for sharing. I'll give it a try.

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  32. This chocolate drink looks yummy and healthy. Thank you for indicating how the herbs can help the body.

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  33. Really awesome blog. I enjoyed reading this review from you. I found that you really update your site regularly that made me more interesting. I've bookmarked your site for my future use.

    Thank you
    sagar

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  34. Cindy, a blog as awesome as yours deserves more frequent posts. I wonder why you haven't written any new posts for a while. Please keep them coming. I absolutely surely truly love reading your posts, :)

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  35. Excellent blog indeed! I love reading your blog and the free recipes. I'm looking for new recipes as using the same old recipes week after week is proving to be a strain on the taste buds. :)

    Anyway, was wondering whether you can do a recipe for those on a detox diet? Not much varieties when it comes to detoxing your body.

    Julia

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  36. Hi Cindy. Congratulations for writing such an awesome post. Keep up the good job. All the best.

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  37. Congratulations for the Excellent Blog! I'm loving your organic recipes. I hope you continue sharing healthy and delicious recipes to us.

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  38. Thanks Cindy,

    You gave us some more blogs to look at.These blogs are really informative

    John

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  39. Hi Cindy,

    Awesome....thanks for sharing healthy tips and recipes...looks good work..please continue with your elaborate writing.

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  40. Great! a blog as awesome as yours deserves more frequent posts. I wonder why you haven't written any new posts for a while. Please keep them coming.

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  41. I love pestoed wheat bread and I'm glad I found this recipe of pestoed cocoa drink. They'd be perfect for each other!

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  42. thank you for many valuable information....nice blog

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  43. this all recipes is are very taste.i follow this tips.i recommend with my friends also.thank for sharing.

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  44. I made some hot cocoa after reading your blog post and served it to my family members.
    They all liked it.

    Thanks
    Ena

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  45. Cindy,

    Thanks for the great post! As a vegan, I've long missed the comforting taste of chai. I can't wait to try this out!

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  46. Those recipes look good, can't wait to try some!

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  47. Very nice post Cindy!

    You are really sweet!

    Thanks

    Dennis
    http://www.witu.com

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  48. Great collection of blogs you have in this post. I like those awards that are going on. I've never received one, but I like the idea!

    thanks for including the chai recipe too! I'm sure it's good, and hopefully I'll have the opportunity to make it myself soon!

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  49. I'm currently on a diet--again. And I'm looking for vegan recipes when I found this delicious-looking choco drink. It's looks yummy as well as healthy. Thanks for sharing :)

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  50. WOW - As I go on reading your blog, I get hungry. I want all of that yummy recipes and I would probably try doing those. I like your yummy articles. Keep it up!

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  51. Nice post Cindy! I need this chai, i'm addicted. I never really even knew what was IN chai, I just love it. Thanks for breaking it down.

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  52. I've only just found your blog today but i'm really kind to try this recipe (espesically as its getting a bit cold here - winter in Australia). I'm still trying to find out if i'm gluten intolerant but i'm about to go on a gluten free diet so i'll be back to find out more!

    Thanks again

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  53. ooooh! spicy!! I love spicy foods, although my parents didin't like them.

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  54. Cindy,

    Yet another great post here, the good thing about these kinds of list is that you get a lot of backlinks for it.

    Keep up the great work!

    Mark

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  55. Hi Cindy,
    This is my first visit to your blog and after reading your post I can't leave without commenting.I'm going to add your blog in my google reader.

    Thanks

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  56. very good info.
    just like it.

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  57. Very useful, and I fully support the idea of an award.

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  58. Wow! that's a really nice recipe and I think its healthy too. I will try it.

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  59. I've got everything but the cloves in my cupboard otherwise i'd be making the chai right now! Perhaps i'll nip out the shops later - it sounds amazing.

    Hope you'll be back with some more posts soon - its been a while...

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  60. Hey Cindy,
    My temptations are raising, i am true love of chocolate drinks and you came up with something that is very delighting and also seems to be very nutritious.

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  61. the weather here is super cold and we could use some healthy cocoa drink... will surprise mom with this in the weekend and i'm a hundred percent sure she'll be delighted! first time i got to your site and within the first fifteen minutes, i'm convinced i need to give you my very own 'E'!

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  62. I like chocos a lot and the recipe looks to be delectable.

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  63. Every praise for the excellent blog full of the useful tips and recipes for my collection. I prepared food with chicken from the your other post,before two weeks and I can say that we enjoyed in it.

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  64. my mouth is watering, i'm off to try making the Chai - when's the next post coming its been a while!

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  65. i think all these product is good for health

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  66. Hi Cindy, Its so nice of you that you have posted such a nice information and shared useful recipes of health drinks. Although I am a vegetarian but I would like to taste these drinks soon.

    Keep Posting.

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  67. I like this blog, keep blogging bro. Thanks for this information :)

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  68. Really wonderful piece of information and I appreciate it that you share something so useful with the readers of this blog.

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  69. nice info you have shared, thank you so much

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  70. Hi Cindy, I like this posting.

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  71. Good blog with informative posting. I like it.

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  72. Thanks Cindy and yes you have got my mouth watering everytime i drop by your blog... looks delicious!

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  73. This healthy gluten free community is really very useful for health and as well as for mind.
    Please continue doing this great work.

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  74. It looks so delicious cindy,..
    thanks for the tips,.

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  75. Oh my! I couldn't take my eyes off that cocoa. Seriously :/ I want one

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  76. Hey Cindy,

    Oh my God that cocoa looks soo good! I am going to definetly make myself one of those. Next time I have guests over at my house I am gonna break out the Spiced Vegan Chai Cocoa.

    PS: Congrats on your E rating!

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  77. Its nice to know that there are delicious products that i can still eat even though I can't eat certain foods - thanks for the post!

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  78. Now im craving for cocoa! :D nice recipe! keep up the good work! :)

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  79. Wow! I have to try it. It looks very good although I find it hard to get used to Stevia..
    Thanks!

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  80. The recipe is good! Thank you for sharing it!

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  81. Hmm..Looks and tastes so good! Love your cocoa! :D

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  82. I always like to read such blogs as these make me hungry and now i am going to try the new dish shared by you.

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  83. I'm really interested in dairy free low carb and fast to make!

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  84. Oh no.. not again. Another delicious foods on the net! Wow!

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  85. Hello Cindy,
    Great blog you created. I really liked it very much. I will try some tips of it like cocoa. It's great to know about it.

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  86. Hi

    yummy and I think there are so many people like this.

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  87. Hei Cindy .... welcome back... u r always rocking among the bright stars.... v nice recipe ... THNX alot

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  88. Wow! I am amazed with the recipes. I am waiting for some more. I would try baking these from today only. Very informative. Thankyou!

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  89. Through advice froma colleague this is the first visit to your blog however i am astounded at some of the mouth watering recipes you offer.

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  90. Thanks Cindy...your recipes are what keeps me going every day!

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  91. Great blog! I used to be a vegan (only lasted 1 month) But I felt really healthy after that intense period of time. I would like to do it again and this recipe makes me want to go for it again!

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  92. Thanx for yet another finest recipie.... thanks a lot...

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  93. That beverage is so amazing! I didn't know you could throw in such a bunch of herbs, and now that the winter is getting close that cup of cocoa is perfect!

    Bookmarked for those cold days!

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  94. Hi Cindy,

    Just discovered your blog and we're loving the vegan friendly recipes. More of the same please!

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  95. wow! such length and research in this post.
    what a great blog and great recipe.

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  96. What a great blog you have! I am just learning about gluten free recipes, and trying to implement some gluten free things on my blog too, I love spiced chai cocoa, looks so delicious, and congrats on your award!

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  97. very good information !! thanks for sharing

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  98. Thanks for the great blog and this vegan recipe in particular. Just a quick note to say that many vegans don't use honey though so it's always best to include an alternative if possible (as you have done here).

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  99. Hello Cindy,

    First time ever come across a food blog article that even describe the ingredients. Wow I guess you do a lot of analysing and research. I'm a big food fan myself.

    Chris. =)

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  100. This is a very interesting post, I do hope you continue updating your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Thank! I love your recipe! This is yummy, I made for my husband then he likes it! ;)

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  102. This is great info, I do hope you post more, thanks!

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  103. Wow, it is a very healthy drink! I will try this at home, I just hope that I can do it right. Thanks for sharing this.

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  104. hi thanks to share article and it is fantastic.

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  105. Thnaks for this wonderful update CINDY.Wish tou best of luck.

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  106. Some not so pretty)))) but sweet I think.

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  107. When are you going to post the next blog? I find your writing interesting! Can I get updates on your blogs?
    winter coats

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  108. This is a great resource list. thank you for being so genrous and sharing it with us.

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  109. mealtimes have suddenly become a whole lot more fun

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  110. Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for sharing this great article and I love that Spicy Vegan Chai Cocoa!

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  111. That Chai Cocoa does look good ;) Being gluten free is very difficult to do. Thank you for taking the time to make this blog with simple recipes.

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  112. Excellent blog post. Thanks a lot for publishing those great websites which are very useful.

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  113. Thanks for posting this ,nice recipes guide.

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  114. Thank you for the article! That Mediterranean cuisine sounds delish!

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  115. Nice post. Me and my wife love to eat different dishes that's why we are always in search of good recipes.

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  116. All of the websites are very useful thanks for sharing

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  117. Wow what a taste,
    Will be good for persons having feaver,so that they could stimulate their tongue..

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  118. Congratulations for the excellence award.

    Cya.

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  119. Interesting! Thats pretty cool foods! You don't mind if I come here more often and read your posts do you? I love to blog but only on good subjects. Like this one for instance! Can't wait till you post something else.

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  120. I really love eating and cooking,love to eat different dishes that's why I always in search of good recipes.Excellent job done for publishing great sites.

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  121. Really love eating and cooking,love to eat different dishes that's why I always in search of good recipes.Excellent job done for publishing great sites.

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  122. I have been looking for a blog like this for a while now. My 8 year old son is allergic to dairy,soy,corn,chicken and chocolate and we are always trying to find new recipies for him. Although he didnt test positive for a gluten or wheat allergy we still try to keep those to a minimum as well. Please keep up the great work!

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  123. Hi Cindy, thanks for your information. regards

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  124. I never comment, but I'm glad your back!

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  125. Just great list. Thx a lot for sharing !

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  126. This is one of the greatest post that I've ever read!!!!

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  127. Cindy thanks for the post. I enjoy tryign new recipes as well as spices, it is really enjoyable. Thanks for list of spices and such and I will be sure to test some out. Thanks again.

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  128. Cindy, wonderful post, hope to see more just like this one here. All the best to you and keep up the good job. ;)

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  129. Mmmm. As a big fan of chai, this sounds mighty delicious to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  130. it sounds really nice.. but the picture kind of puts me off. think i will stick to me coffee. have you ever tried Vietnamese coffee? its amazing! i think they make it with condensed milk which is really sweet. worth a try. maybe you can blog about it. :-) cya

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  131. great article Cindy and very delicios ... and looks like you have a lot of fans here :)

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  132. I'm surprised with all this deliciuos...

    Good work Cindy

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  133. Thanks for sharing this.I'll show this to my wife, be sure.

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  134. Most people want to get healthy, more fitter and look younger yet they can’t seem to find the time for it,so it’s time to buckle up and find new healthy recipe that will serve you better.Thanks for the wonderful and healthy post.

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  135. Wow! Thanks for the post...sound great!

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  136. Hey Great Article,I am A complete newbie. I found your article extremely helpful.Very interesting So much to learn.That's a really nice recipe and I think its healthy too. I will try it.Really love eating and cooking,love to eat different dishes that's why I always in search of good recipes.Excellent job done for publishing great sites.

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  137. it sounds really nice.. but the picture kind of puts me off. think i will stick to me coffee. have you ever tried Vietnamese coffee? its amazing! i think they make it with condensed milk which is really sweet. worth a try. maybe you can blog about it. :-) cya





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  138. amazing recipe... why don't you update your blog more often!!!

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  139. Thank you for sharing. It means so much to those of us not so articulate.

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  140. Mmmm, I love Chai. This looks like an excellent recipe. Thanks!

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  141. I always appreciate for good work.
    Great Post very easy to understand, web design company Thanks For Sharing.

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  142. Have a good day Cindy, and thanks for allowing the opportunity for people to comment. I hope one day you'll consider updating your blog but I guess your job is more exciting!

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  143. This looks really nice, I'm a bit of a Chai addict myself!

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  144. Cindy you are doing great work. It is my pleasure that...... Keep it up.

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  145. Great Post Cindy, keep up the great work. Thanks

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  146. Have a nice blogs..Thanks for useful informations:)
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  147. I love Chai. There are so many great varieties of chai to choose from.

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  148. wow what a great sounding drink! im just going to source the ingredients and give it a try!

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  149. i didn't knew before that a variety can be made in chai... my friends and my self liked this recipe. awaiting for more varieties in the future.

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  150. This chocolate drink looks yummy and healthy. Thank you for indicating how the herbs can help the body.

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  151. wow. sweet recipe. i'll try it now.

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  152. your precise explanation of the benefits of each items is really appreciable. thanks for providing this valuable information on various food items:)

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  153. That vegan cocoa looks delicious. And congratulations on the recognition that you have received from other sites.

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  154. Thanks for the great post! I have friends who are always looking for new gluten free recipes and will appreciate learning about your blog.

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  155. Thanks, I like this post very good and informative related to this topic ,I am sure that this post will be very helpful for the future of youngsters.

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  156. That an awesome posts, thanks for the posts and keep posting.

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  157. I made an amazing vegan creme brulee earlier, with homemade vegan cream,tapioca starch,vanilla essence, sugar, cocoa butter.I condensed all on the hob then poured into a ramekin, refrigerated overnight, topped with sugar, blowtorch.

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  158. I love chai. I am so happy to see more and more coffee shops carrying chai on their menu.

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  159. Thanks for the great dish and all of those awesome blogs. I don't know how you found them all.

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  160. Interesting and nice blog. I bookmarked your blog. Thank for sharing Cindy.

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  161. Amazing blog, glad to see you're back blogging again! :-)

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  162. Nice blog Cindy, Time for another update.

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  163. my mother love this cocoa. Most of the time she buy it and make it as one our snack.

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  164. Thanks for those great blogs and recipes.

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  165. Interesting postings. Thank you for making a good article.

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  166. I bet, that is delicous... I'll try right away, thanks Cindy :)

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  167. Thanks for the great dish and awesome blog!

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  168. Hi!
    This is one of the informative and very innovative blog which is very useful for me.Thanks for making such a nice blog for me.Keep blogging continue and stay tune with us.Thanks a lot.

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  169. yep.
    good info, Guys.
    needed the likewise, of course.
    thanks so much.

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  170. hi everyone,

    I am a great food lover and loves the most of the drinks ,so this post is proven to be really helpful to me,and all credit goes to you........

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  171. This looks delicious. I'm a big fan of chai and this appears to be a great new recipe.

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  172. You're so cool Cindy, great combination here, Excellent Blogs + Spiced Vegan Chai Cocoa... heheh... Thanks a lot and keep it up!

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  173. I love food. This is great combination of social bookmarking and blog commenting.
    I have created my own account here with lots of followers.
    keep enjoying……
    cheers…!!!!

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  174. like the title says you have excellent blog and Spiced Vegan Cai Coca.. You spice up my life.

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  175. Cindy thanks for the Spiced Vegan Chai Cocoa, I can do this while blogging. Its a a good combination

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  176. Cindy, thanks for the exposure,really great combination there.

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  177. The first time visit this site... so cool... so much people here... nice to know you...

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  178. Thanks for imparting such important information at all. Nice post! your blog is also impressive one.My friend is sitting near me also appreciate your information and blog.

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  179. Just tried your chai recipe! I loved it! It tastes really good!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  180. Great article for healthy food recipes

    thanks for awesome article

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  181. My dear, I can say that you really deserve this award. Excellent layout and content. Nothing beats it!

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  182. Some great recipes and tips. Thank you for sharing

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  183. First time ever come across a food blog article that even describe the ingredients. Wow I guess you do a lot of analysing and research. I'm a big food fan myself.

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  184. Thanks for sharing this simple but helpful tips. This is such a good encouragement for those discourage: I strongly agree with you. That is the best way if you want lots of traffic for your blog. It contains various important terms. Thanks for sharing it again.

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  185. Seems to be a delicious recipe, I am surely gonna try it thanks for sharing!

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