Including both savory and sweet chocolate recipes,Enlightened Chocolate is filled with more than 200 luscious, inviting recipes that let you have your chocolate and eat it too, but with less fat, fewer calories, and maximum chocolate flavor. The first compendium cookbook ever that is exclusively devoted to light chocolate recipes using antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and cocoa powder, it is divided into five chapters:
All of the recipes in Enlightened Chocolate are straightforward and rely on easy-to-find ingredients. None of them will daunt, not even the chocolate soufflé with raspberry sauce or chocolate crème brulée.
In addition, Enlightened Chocolate provides a brief history of chocolate as "medicine," as well as easy-to-follow explanations—in lay terms—of the most current scientific information regarding the health benefits of chocolate and cocoa. The role of chocolate flavonols in the promotion of cardiovascular health is elucidated, as is how to select and store chocolate and cocoa powder for maximum flavor and maximum health benefits.
Enlightened Chocolate is the first volume in the Enlightened Cooking cookbook series by Camilla Saulsbury. Each volume unites two major trends in contemporary home cooking. First, lighter cooking, specifically recipes and ideas for cooking at home that keep fat and calories in balance. Second, quick, convenient cooking. The result of the union? Inspired cookbooks offering real solutions for today’s busy, health-conscious cooks.