Tag Archives | October Unprocessed 2014

Unprocessed FAQ: Chocolate

Unprocessed FAQ: Chocolate

In theory, at least, chocolate is one of those unprocessed foods that easily passes the test. If you knew what you were doing, you could grow cacao, harvest and ferment the beans, dry them, roast them, crack them into nibs, grind them into liquor, conch the liquor (mixing it for several hours), temper it, and then add some sugar and form it into a fabulous home-made chocolate bar. You know, in all your spare time.

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Unprocessed Questions: Soda and Beverages

Unprocessed FAQ: Beverages

When people first hear of the October Unprocessed challenge, their first response is likely to be “But what about beer?! Wine?! Coffee?!” So I first tell them not to panic. Then I explain how I apply the Kitchen Test to these and a few other beverages. Some are fairly straightforward, but others have a bit of a gray area, and once again I’ll encourage you to make your own decision about where, exactly, you want to draw the line.

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Julia Childs Kitchen

Unprocessed FAQ: The Kitchen Test

With October Unprocessed just around the corner, we need to spend a little time thinking about how to define “unprocessed.” I use The Kitchen Test, and it works well for me. Many people find it works well for them, too. But it may not fit with your definition, and that’s totally okay. In fact, I encourage disagreement and discussion, since that’s the best way for us to learn together.

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Vampire Pie 'Bites" for Halloween

Vampire Pie “Bites”

Looking for a fiendishly good treat for your favorite little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? How about some gruesome pies oozing with tart berry goodness? These little pies may look scary, but they are pretty sweet!

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Stack of Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bars with an avocado in the background

Chocolate-Avocado Breakfast Bars

These breakfast bars are sweet, crunchy, and incredibly satisfying. You might even feel like you’re having a treat — oh wait, you are! Chocolate-Avocado Breakfast Bars taste like a treat and they’re packed with unprocessed goodness. So when you enjoy this recipe, you’re actually treating your body as well as you’re treating your palate. Scrumptious and healthy — all in one. Perfect.

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