Tagged with cacao

Cashew-Hempseed Pudding

I remember the first time I laid eyes on this wild-looking tree.  I was in Costa Rica walking down a sleepy road and found these bizarre fruits hanging about.  I saw the shape of the nut at the base of the fruit and knew what it was almost instantly. Cashew.  Inside that bean-shaped shell, underneath … Continue reading

Snack Attack: Raw Cacao Almond Bars

Raw cacao beans After bonding with the cacao plant while in Panama and Costa Rica last Winter, I have a new respect for this plant.  I write about it a good bit in my blog on a savory mole sauce.  Of what I understand, in this area of the world, cacao was reserved for ceremony, … Continue reading