Two years ago, I did my first Slice of Life Challenge. It was a definite challenge but also a wonderful experience and I met so many fabulous teachers and bloggers by joining in. The Slice of Life community is very special. Last year, I had some things going on in my life that prevented me from participating in the month long challenge. However, this year, I am back and looking forward to where this writing journey will take me. I am also doing a different challenge this month.
Ten days ago, I decided to take the Whole 30 challenge. This means that for 30 days I am eliminating sugar, dairy, soy, and grains.
I have 20 more days to go and if I can manage to pass on grilled cheese sandwiches, cookies, cake, and candy at my friend's recent birthday party, I suspect I can make it through the next 30 days.
As someone who loves sugar, cheese, and chocolate, you can see how big a deal it is for me to survive a party where I did not have much if anything that I could eat.
Since regular cocoa or chocolate is not one of the foods that you can eat during these 30 days, I have been avoiding it. However, cacao is allowed on the program. Now comes my dilemma - what do I do with this that doesn't require sugar or dairy? Aside from a sweet potato fudge recipe that I found, I haven't discovered any other recipes that I can adapt.
So, has anyone used cacao powder and if so, do you know any recipes that don't call for sugar or milk? I am eager to try this but need to figure out a few recipes. Once I find some recipes, I will report back what I think, and I am looking to see what everyone posts.
May you all have a wonderful Slice of Life Challenge.
Slice of Life is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers, to read more posts click here.