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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Too

Hope that Everyone had a wonderful day. Just a little more about Chocolate.
How to eat chocolate 

BE PRESENT. Close your eyes, take three deep, cleansing ujjayi breaths and quiet 
the mind.

SEE the shine and color on the truffle's 
round shape.

TOUCH. Run your thumb and forefinger across the chocolate surface. Is it smooth, rough, bumpy, dry, moist or…?

SMELL. Bring your thumb and chocolate to your nose and inhale deeply. Close your eyes. 
Cup your other hand around the truffle and smell. 

SNAP. Bite the truffle into two pieces. If the proper temperature conditions are present, you should hear a crisp, clean pop that indicates a well-tempered chocolate.

TASTE. Take a small bite. Break up the chocolate in your mouth, let it sit over your tongue, press to your palate (the roof of your mouth), and melt. What does your tongue detect: sweet, salty, bitter, acidic, umami…or a combination? 

Now, taste with the help of your nose…as the chocolate is melting on your tongue, take a deep breath, aerating your palate as you stimulate your sense of smell through the back of your throat. What flavors do you taste now? 

EVALUATE. After you have eaten the chocolate, take a breath into your mouth and chew on the breath, this gives you the lingering sense of the experience. Did you enjoy? 

Stopped at Meijers after work to get the ingredients to make my own chocolate treats. I made Chocolate Coconut Macaroons and the Black Bean Brownies. I am going to take the Brownies to work tomorrow and see if anyone notices that they are a Healthy Brownie :) 

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On to the rest of the day, It did not start out so good when I got a phone call From Travis at working asking if I had the car keys, Yep I did so I went back home to bring him the keys. After that though the day really was just fine. Lunch time workout with Sasha Sandor Fitness we did upper body intervals, and then Riley(golden retriever) and I went for a run around the block. 

Love to Move
Get Excited because tomorrow night at Fit Night we have Sasha Sandor Fitness. She is going to share with us one of her great workouts. Check out her Website http://snsfitnessstudio.comor find her on Facebook

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