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Did You Know?

  • Of all the varieties of chocolate available, from white to milk, dark chocolate is the healthiest.
  • Dark chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants that work to reduce your risk of cancer.
  • Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that can decrease your blood pressure.
  • The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help blood flow more smoothly, decreasing your risk of heart attack.
  • The flavonoids in chocolate that help your blood flow more smoothly also improve your cardiovascular function.
  • Some suggest the phenylethylamine in dark chocolate stimulates the nervous system, acting as an aphrodisiac.
  • Cocoa contains substances known to kill the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay and cavities.
  • The higher cocoa content a chocolate has, the bigger the health benefit.
  • White chocolate has none of the antioxidant benefits of other chocolates since it contains no cocoa.

Chocolaterie Stam Ole' Mole

Chocolaterie Stam Ole' Mole

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (15 ml)
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 onion chopped
  • pinch of cumin
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (2½ ml)
  • 4 poblano chillies, roasted in a dry pan
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (2½ ml)
  • 2 cups stock (500 ml)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds (63 ml)
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet Chocolatere Stam chocolate  (125 g)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, roasted in a dry pan (30 ml)
  • ½ tsp salt (2½ ml)
Directions:
  • Heat frying pan over high heat, add the oil and chicken. Cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add half the onion and half the tomatoes.
  • In the meantime, make the mole: Combine the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Reduce the heat of the frying pan to medium-low, pour the mole over the chicken and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for another 15 minutes or so, until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is done.
  • Service with yellow rice.