Brownies for Committed Chocolate Lovers

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Fair warning: when I do brownies, they are seriously dark. Fans of white chocolate (a.k.a. cheap vegetable oil, sugar, and fillers if it’s junky white chocolate or actual cocoa butter and sugar if it’s good-quality chocolate; either way, it’s just too much sugar for me) will not like my brownies. Fans of at least 75% […]

Get Ready For An Amazing Valentine’s Day!

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Can you believe Valentine’s Day 2012 is already right around the corner? Neither can we! Don’t forget to visit ASKinyourface.com for all of your fabulous and fun articles on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, divorced, in a “complicated” relationship, you will find something here to dive right into! Keep posted for […]

Chocolate for the Holidays (or Any Time)

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The holidays are upon us, so let’s bake some chocolate treats! And when I say chocolate, I mean serious chocolate: choose bars that are at least 75% cocoa, don’t oversweeten your baked goods (traditional recipes are so sugar-shocked that you can typically cut the amount by 50% and get a much tastier result), stick with […]

Boost Your Brain Health With Food!

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We eat for many reasons. First and foremost, we need fuel to allow us energy throughout the day. Many of us eat a particular way for the benefit of our heart, our diabetes, our hypertension, our muscles, our weight, etc., however I rarely hear of individuals eating for their brains. The brain controls the body […]

10 Ways To Increase Your Brain Power NOW!

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1. Don’t try to multi-task if you can help it! Scientific studies show that our brains can’t handle it and can only focus on one thing at a time. Anything that requires concentration or is very important, give it your full focus. 2. Exercise your body AND your brain. Play crossword puzzles or Sudoku, practice […]

Don’t Feel Guilty About Eating Dark Chocolate!

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Dark chocolate is one of my favorite things to indulge in. When I found out that it actually had health benefits, I said “More please!”. This Valentine’s Day, ignore your inner nagging about dieting and have a day to treat yourself with this wonderful dessert. Some “Dark” History Chocolate history in general goes right back […]

Simple, Dreamy, Chocolate Cake With Dates (Made In A Food Processor)

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I admit it: I’m on a chocolate-cake-made-in-a-food-processor kick. It’s just so easy to toss everything into a processor, blend it, pour it into a pan, and bake it! And nuts and dates just seem to lend themselves to being blended, poured, and baked. I have a feeling the chestnut cake I made recently is just […]