Love Thy Name is Chocolate

February 14th, Valentine’s Day
‘Tis the season for chocolate lovers!

Chocolate and caramel, chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and raspberries, chocolate and strawberries, well chocolate with just about anything. Here are just a few other food pairings that are a match made in gastronomic heaven.

cashews and carrots
For a savoury union make a pâté. For a sweet one, you can’t go wrong with cake.

butternut squash and coconut curry
Marry a purée of roast butternut squash and coconut milk with some curry spice.

maple syrup and walnut
A little bit of protein and some carbohydrate in this combination makes for a quick and dirty version of an energy snack.

apple and cinnamon
The seductive smell of baking apples and cinnamon is a classic and popular palate pleaser. Good thing cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar!

lemon and ginger
Drink it, bake it, eat it, inhale it. These unlikely botanical pair, a fruit and a spice, go well in both sweet and savoury dishes. Plus they are implicated in a folk remedy for the common cold.
Ideas: lemon ginger marinated tofu; gingerbread with lemon drizzle; lemon, ginger and honey beverage

And now back to my date with chocolate…checking out Divine Chocolate’s recipe section. Drool…

What’s on your list?


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