I’m a big fan of Tanya Alekseeva, a raw foodist and wellness coach extraordinaire based in the U.K., and her blog Better Raw. Tanya makes some amazing food, like raw chocolate cupcakes, raw spaghetti and “meat”balls, and RAW TURKISH DELIGHT (hello!?!). But when she started posting photos like this on the Better Raw Facebook page, I knew something extra-incredible was in the works.
Seriously—Holy. Crap. Are you seeing this?
Unbelievable! As it turns out, Tanya was busy writing her new e-book, called ‘Seduced’ – Raw Chocolate Recipes To Get Very Excited For. And she’s not kidding.
- 22 original mouthwatering recipes
- Gorgeous color photography
- Ingredients packed with raw enzymes and nutrients
- Recipes for which you need little more than a grater and a bowl
- Easy-to-follow instructions
- Tips with every recipe
- A superfoods glossary
- A tea pairing suggestion for each chocolate!
Having these recipes in your arsenal will make you feel like an artisan chocolatier:
Dark & Daring – White Magic – Caramel Cuties
Goji Orange Crunch – Coated Strawberries – Marzipan Cigars
All Day Peppermint – Rawtella – Matcha Moons
Coconut Craving – Fudge Brownie – Royal Peanut Butter Cups
Spicy Hot Chocolate – Fruit & Nut Clusters – Cinnamon Truffles
Vanilla Cream Eggs (just in time for Easter!)
Ginger Lemon Bites – Raspberry Jam – Oh Honey
Mulberry Dreams – Piña Colada Roulade – Praline Pies
I’m telling you, Tanya is a genius! A wizard! A MAGICIAN! There’s not a single one of these I don’t want to make.
When first diving into the recipes, I started off by making some simple snacking chocolates for myself (see, they’re monogrammed!) with the Dark & Daring recipe, but I was soon ready to graduate to something even more sophisticated.
Matt turned 34 last Saturday, so for one of his birthday treats (I’ll be posting about the other very soon!), I made Tanya’s Coated Strawberries. The berries are dipped into dark chocolate, then decorated with a sort of caramelized white chocolate (not unlike the frosting on my raw caramel fudge brownies, in fact). I decided to be totally dorky and write out “HAPPY B-DAY MATT!” on some of the strawberries.
I had plenty of the white chocolate left, so I coated a few more strawberries with it, then piped the rest into large and small caramel chips! I intended to save them to put in raw cookies of some kind, buuut I ended up just eating them on their own. Oops.
When Matt got home from his business trip last Friday night, I surprised him at the door with this platter of awesomeness:
Needless to say, HE LOVED IT.
In a fabulous twist of serendipity, Tanya ended up posting about these very strawberries just days after I made them. So while you’re over at BetterRaw.com buying the ‘Seduced’ raw chocolate e-book, you can get the recipe for these coated strawberries, and even watch a video of Tanya making them (she’s adorable!).
CLICK HERE to buy ‘Seduced’ – Raw Chocolate Recipes To Get Very Excited For right now for $24 (U.S.), and get access to all these wonderful recipes TODAY. Believe me, friends, it’s worth every penny, and it would make a fantastic Easter gift for any chocoholic—including (and especially) yourself!
Which of Tanya’s chocolate recipes sounds tastiest to you?
Have you ever made raw chocolate from scratch?