What’s the juice du jour?

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Tastes like victory!

It’s the juice of the day.

Don’t mind me, I’ve inexplicably been on a Dumb and Dumber kick lately…

As my last post mentioned, I started juicing a couple weeks ago. No, I’m not doing a juice cleanse/detox/fast. I simply make a glass of fresh juice in the morning then eat solid food the rest of the day, as I normally would. 

Here’s what I threw in the juicer this morning:

1 apple
1 beet
1/2 cup blueberries
1 carrot
1 stalk celery
1 small cucumber
1″ piece of fresh ginger 
1 lemon, peeled
1 cup spinach
1 turmeric root

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Raw White Chocolate Marzipan Fudge

I spotted this book, Raw Chocolate by Matthew Kenney and Meredith Baird, while shopping at the Whole Foods in Santa Rosa and had to have it.  Making chocolate treats at home is really fun because you can experiment with crazy flavors.

Thus far, I tried recipes for rocher (chocolate hazelnut truffles), peppermint creme bonbons, milk chocolate chai fudge, and maple walnut fudge.  Everything was easy to make and tasted delicious.

Today, I decided to try something different and made one of the white chocolate recipes.  Seeking instant gratification, a batch of fudge was in order as it’s prepared by quickly melting cocoa butter then combining all the ingredients in the blender before setting in the freezer for an hour.  The white chocolate marzipan fudge turned out sweet and creamy with just a hint of almond flavor.

I highly recommend picking up this book if you are a chocolate lover!