Apple + Chocolate= Autumn Antioxidant delight

I love Autumn! The changing colours of the leaves, sweet potatos, carrots and vegetable soups and celebrating Halloween and the festival of lights Diwali! In the spirit of autumn I have been making many chocolate apples. They are easy peasy, quick and fun to make.  I used good quality 85% dark chocolate which I melt and Braeburn apples which are fantastically crisp and delicious. Below is a picture of my chocolaty version of the classic toffee apples which I find are too sticky sweet and non tooth friendly. My chocolate apples are a tasty healthy treat, free from artificial flavourings and sweeteners as I skipped the sprinkles. Apples contain vitamins, minerals the antioxidant quercitin which keeps the immune system strong and a good source of fibre which is great for digestion. The…
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CHIA-tastic!

Whose heard of Chia? I'd be surprised if you have not as they are hot press at the moment! I first heard about chia seeds back in 2009 and to be honest I was unsure how to use them and what to do with them. I did not see what the big hoo- ha was about them as flaxseeds were one of my favourite superfoods. Now I having used chia I can see its nutritional properties and benefits to the human body. Thank you Mexico! One can purchase chia seeds milled or whole, I personally prefer to use them whole and I add them to smoothies and when baking. The brand I use is Nutriva shown below. I also soak them in some water and it forms into a gel…
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