Archive for January, 2008

A Perfect Combo: Coffee and Cocoa Powder

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Jennifer and I have been eating more dark chocolate lately because of the antioxidant benefits of cocoa. We look for bars with the highest percentage of cocoa possible. However, chocolate bars are high in sugar and fat. So, I finally realized a better solution: put pure (100%) cocoa powder in my coffee, which I make without sugar. I usually mix the coffee, stevia (a calorie-free, herbal sweetener), and creamer together, and it tastes like liquid chocolate. I have both dark cocoa and regular. The dark that I found is alkalized, meaning it has been treated to be less acidic, and I like the taste of it better than the regular. However, because it is alkalized, it has fewer antioxidants, which is why I often mix it with the regular cocoa. This has also made me love my coffee even more.

Re-Visioning This Blog

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Frozen Apple Cider

I have put most of my blogging efforts into Per Christum, our Catholic group blog. I am figuring out what to write about here. So I have pretty much decided that this blog will focus mainly on my other interests besides religion:

– Health, Exercise, and Nutrition

– Politics

– Business/Finance

– Photography

– Fun Stuff (like golf, nature, etc)

Ok, this being said, here is a winter photo from my parents’ back porch. Apparently a jug of Apple Cider was left there, and, thanks to the winter, has turned into an apple cider Popsicle! I have found that some of my fall stuff tends to get left outside way too long so that it lasts into the winter (past its prime). Jennifer and I had a few pumpkins outside our apartment that, as it rotted in December, became a daily lunch for a squirrel.