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Pineapple teriyaki salmon and the trick to making carob actually taste like chocolate.


IMG_0727 mock brownie (7)

This is the last post of what I ate Wednesday 3/27. For dinner tonight I made baked salmon with Earth and vine pineapple teriyaki sauce with grilled veggies. The sauce does have some wheat in it because it has soy but I think I could easily make this gluten free with wheat free tamari, pineapple and apricot puree, sake,garlic and a little honey. I made some carob walnut brownies (vegan) that actually taste like chocolate! I can finally have something to replace those chocolate cravings!  I have never been able to tolerate much chocolate. When I was a kid I always got really bad acne when I ate chocolate. And now it still doesn’t agree with me but that still doesn’t stop me from eating it of course. Its like a true addiction! You’re addicted to the things that are the worst for you! Considering chocolate has 4 types of stimulants in it-yes that’s right 4! It seems crazy that people purposely give their kids chocolate. You might as well poor them a cup of coffee or a double espresso. My kids especially my son has an amazing amount of energy so I avoid giving him chocolate at all costs. The trick to getting carob to taste like chocolate is to add ground roasted/burnt lentils. Some people use espresso for that bitter taste but even decaf has a little bit of caffeine in it so I prefer the lentils. I use a coffee grinder to grind all of my flours.

Walnut mockolate brownies

3/4 cup carob powder

4 tablespoons brown rice flour

3 tablespoons ground walnut flour ( leave some chunks)

3 tablespoons coconut flour (grind shredded coconut )

2 tablespoons almond flour (grind blanched almonds)

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1/3 cup of olive or grapeseed oil

1/2 cup of honey

1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds

1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons of water

1 1/2 tablespoons of ground roasted cooked lentils( roast in oven until slightly burnt)

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

10 drops of vanilla stevia

mockolate frosting (vegan):

blend in blender or food processor:

1 avocado

4 tablespoons of carob powder

3 1/2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoons ground roasted lentils( you might want to taste as you go because too much it will start tasting like coffee)

1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil

10 drops of vanilla stevia

1 tablespoon coconut flour

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

2-3 tablespoons of tapioca flour ( or to desired thickness)


2 thoughts on “Pineapple teriyaki salmon and the trick to making carob actually taste like chocolate.

  1. Hi! I found your recipe from Whole Food Friday. 🙂

    What a neat idea, adding burnt/roasted lentils to carob chips.

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