I love the taste of dark chocolate. Here in Ireland everyone complains that American chocolate is too sweet, while they prefer very creamy milk chocolates. Luckily, even convenience stores around here sell small bars of Green & Blacks organic chocolates, and I they seem to sell in America too. I usually go for the 70% dark chocolate or higher and just have a small square or two. Chopped over plain frozen yogurt, dark chocolate divine.
But, I digress. Back to dinner. A small container of Green & Blacks cocoa powder is actually useful for one of my favorite dinners, an authentic Mexican mole. Made famous by the regions of Puebla and Oaxaca, mole is a sauce of unsweetened cocoa, chili and spices. Mole is absolutely delicious over pork, chicken or turkey, but is also delicious in a vegetarian bean stew. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and chili peppers may actually help sped up your metabolism. Here are few mole recipes to try:
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