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  1. How-to Make Homemade Dark Chocolate and the Many Benefits of Dark Chocolate

    How-to Make Homemade Dark Chocolate

    How-to Make Homemade Dark Chocolate

    This homemade dark chocolate is simple to make and very easy to customize and make it exactly the way you want it, from sweeteners to flavorful add-ins. With constant research showing the many health benefits of dark chocolate, this is one indulgence I plan to never give up. A food that is not only good for your soul, but your mind and body as well?! Yes please. In fact new research has even reported that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart 1https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140318154725.htm.

    Sadly, not all dark chocolate is created equally. So many of the bars at the store contain soy lecithin, a ridiculous amount of refined sugar, vegetable oils, “natural flavors”, corn syrup and other unnecessary ingredients. Conventional chocolate bars filled with lots of additives will not have the same benefits as clean dark chocolate and are likely to do more harm than good! The closer your cocoa is to its natural raw unrefined state, the higher its nutritional value.

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  2. New NuNaturals Stevia Flavors and Giveaway


    ****** This giveaway is now closed.******

     Congrats to the winners – NicoleCaraSonja and raechel.

    These winners were chosen at random using random.org. Ladies, you will be contacted via email shortly to get your contact info. Thank you to everyone that participated.


    Stevia is one of my favorite alternative healthy sweeteners. It’s a herb from South America that has been used for over a thousand years. It’s 100% natural and has zero calories. Unlike other alternative sweeteners stevia does not impact blood sugar and insulin. NuNaturals Stevia is my favorite brand of liquid stevia for so many different reasons. There are no artificial ingredients and there is no lab altered weirdness. Plus, unlike some brands of Stevia that I have tried, NuNaturals leaves no bitter aftertaste. The key with stevia is to know that a little goes a long way, a few drops in a smoothie, tea, oatmeal, etc. is more than enough. I personally haven’t yet experimented too much with using stevia when baking, but I need to just take the plunge and play.

    NuNaturals recently released a line of all-natural flavored stevia liquids that are are far superior than any other flavored stevia products available. Unlike other manufacturers, that use artificial flavors, these new products use all natural, REAL ingredients. NuNaturals was nice enough to send the new flavors for me to try and I have really been having fun with them. The aroma from these when I just opened the box, was incredible. The three new flavors are lemon, orange and peppermint. I plan to share some really fun recipes in the coming weeks with you guys, but some of my favorite ways to use them are, of course, in smoothies, vegan ice cream and they are also great in chia seed puddings. Just a few drops of the lemon and orange flavors are also great in dressings and sauces. A few drops of orange or peppermint in hot cocoa or coffee would be amazing, and the lemon in iced tea or sparkling water, yum! The possibilities are endless and I cannot wait to keep playing around, so look for some new recipes in the coming weeks here on Tasty Yummies.

    I am very excited to be hosting a giveaway of NuNaturals’ newest flavors. NuNaturals is giving four (4) of my lucky readers one bottle each of Pure Liquid Orange NuStevia, Pure Liquid Lemon NuStevia and Pure Liquid Peppermint NuStevia. That’s right, we are giving away 12 bottles of stevia! It’s very simple to enter, too.


    NuStevia Flavors Giveaway

    Enter the contest

    Please leave a *separate comment* below for each entry!
    You can enter up to 4 times


    1) Leave a comment below telling me what you’d use the stevia for.

    For additional entries:

    2) Like both the Tasty Yummies and NuNatural pages on Facebook.
    Then, share the post I put up on the Tasty Yummies page to be included in the giveaway then come back and comment here telling me you liked both pages and that you’ve shared my post.

    3) Tweet about the contest and while you are there follow me on Twitter @herobeth and follow @nunaturals
    You could say something like: “ I just entered to win @nunaturals‘ 3 new all-natural flavored stevia liquids from @herobeth on Tasty Yummies http://wp.me/p23r4t-Dt ″
    Make sure you comment here to let me know you follow both of us and that you posted about the giveaway.

    4) Subscribe to the Tasty Yummies RSS feed in your RSS reader or by email.
    Again, make sure to comment here to let me know that you subscribed.

    Please make sure to leave a comment for each entry and please make sure to comment using a working email address. The giveaway will be open until Wednesday August 29 with the winners announced on Thursday August 30. Winners will be announced here and contacted  via email. Good luck guys!




    **** If you cannot wait to see if you are a winner and you want to start shopping at nunaturals.com right away – you guys get 15% off! Enter the DISCOUNT CODE “BLG1212” at the checkout page and you will receive a 15% DISCOUNT on your ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains EFFECTIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012. Plus you will also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U.S. on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.****

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