I love chocolate. I'll eat just about any kind but I really love the way a good dark chocolate tastes. I love chocolate ice cream, chocolate candy, chocolate milk. I have a sugar addiction, so I work really hard to not buy candy all the time like I used to. A typical lunch for me five years ago was a huge bag of peanut m&ms and a medium coke slurpee... And yeh, that was right before I got really sick and figured out gluten is my enemy.
I'm really stringent with food labels, except for when it comes to chocolate and junk food. I have yet to find a candy bar, that's not at whole foods, that is labeled gluten free. The same goes for ice cream. Only the fancy brands mention allergen precautions. Since my move to Denver, I've taken to making my own ice cream. It prevents gluten contamination, reduces how much ice cream I eat, and therefore my sugar intake. I could write a whole series of posts on my ice cream adventures!
My last boss worked for a chocolate distributer and she endowed me with a huge bar of semi-sweet chocolate. Part of it finally got put to use last night when a friend brought over a container of strawberries! Here's the chocolate covered insanity that ensued...
The strawberries and marshmallows are for a dinner party tonight. It is so hard to ignore them every time I open my fridge!
Happy Chocolate Coating!