Loved sharing chocolate and wine with Uber Organizer Carrie Peoples this afternoon on Facebook Live!  If you didn’t get a chance to view it live – here’s the link:

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Posted by Nancy Waldeck on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Warm and Rich Chile Sopa de Chocolate

  • 4 Ancho Chilies
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 *ROASTED White Onion in Quarters
  • 3 *ROASTED Peeled Garlic Cloves
  • 1 TB Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Cups Veggie Stock
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Corn Tortillas, sliced thinly and sautéed in a little grapeseed oil and salted
  • ½ Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Large Avocado Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro

Step One Place the chilies in a stockpot and toast until fragrant – about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and place them in a bowl and pour 1 cup boiling water over them. Let sit until soft about 1 hour.

Step Two When the chilies are soft, add them to the blender along with their liquid, the tomatoes, onion, garlic, oil, cinnamon, sugar, cumin, turmeric, paprika and cocoa. Puree until smooth.

Step Three Add the chili mixture to the stockpot you used early, and add the veg stock, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until warmed through. Serve with the tortillas, yogurt, avocado and cilantro.

*ROAST your garlic and onion on a sheet tray under the broiler.

Banana Chocolate Bites

  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1 Cup Natural Almond Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Demedera or Raw Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Dark Chocolate at least 70%

STEP ONE Preheat oven to 350F. Mash the banana in a large mixing bowl. Add the almond butter, egg, vanilla, baking soda, sugar and salt, stirring to combine. Fold in the chocolate.

STEP TWO Drop heaping teaspoons of the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, placing the cookies about 1 1/2” apart. Bake them for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden brown and set.

Our Wines

Louis Bouillot Crement de Bourgogne

The Bouillot winery is dedicated to making beautiful sparkling wines from Burgundy France – just like this one. Mostly made from the Pinot Noir grape, it’s a lovely wine to celebrate Valentines Day, or any day! About $18 at Total Wine

Adelsheim Pinot Noir

Williamette Valley is the home of this juicy fruit-forward red wine, made by one of the pioneers of Pacific Northwest wines. 100% Pinot Noir with just a touch of French oak, you’ll love this wine with the Ancho Chili Soup or other foods with just a hint of spice.

Sexual Chocolate

Yes, you read the name correctly. This is a fun wine made with Syrah and Malbac from California. Brandon Allen is the winemaker at Slo Down wines and loves to make wines with names that make you smile when you read the name – and when you drink them!

Here are Carrie’s NEATSMART Organizing Tips for Valentines!

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