Catching up and Fudge and Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger: Kimm of Affairs of Living

by Valerie on June 6, 2010 · 7 comments

Fudge 

Even you if you do not eat a gluten-free diet (and I know most of you do not), this post is about fudge and life and catching up, so I promise there is something for everyone here.  My month of May was much like my foray into Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger – lots of ambition, lots of ideas but ultimately too little time.  So instead of telling you that I am so sorry I disappeared (which I am), that driving to upstate New York on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend is a good idea except when you end up going to the office at 6.30am that morning to finish stuff up (a 2pm departure time is not optimal traffic-wise), that I have lots and lots to share with you (which I do), that my Tuesday Night Yoga habit has not been derailed by the insanity (and thank you, so much, for all your kind comments on that post) let’s talk about Kim of Affairs of Living and fudge instead.

Kim is a fantastic blogger – I first discovered her blog last year when I embarked on a whole journey to figure out how food intolerances were affecting my health and energy.  I think initially I found her blog through a google search which led me to this recipe for Quinoa Salad with Pesto, Snap Peas and White Beans, but what kept me reading was learning more about Kim’s journey to heal herself through changing her diet and her outlook.  That, and the fabulous recipes on her blog.

Like Kim, I avoid gluten, dairy, eggs, corn and most sugars, so her recipes are very accessible to me.  And let me tell you, she is not kidding when she says whole foods living has never been so delicious.  I made a whole list of recipes I was going to try in May to include in this write-up of Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger. I wanted to make the Dairy Free Black Bean Fudge, the Dairy-Free Avocado Shamrock Shake, the Pepper-Crusted Cashew Cheese with Herbs, and the Rice Cooker Wild Basmati Pilaf.

I told you I was over-ambitious.  In the end, I made only the Dairy Free Black Bean Fudge as my recipe for this blog event.  And it was completely, utterly, delicious. So I made it twice. I first made it with this  raw cacao and it was intense and chocolatey and then I decided to follow Kim’s suggestion of half carob and half chocolate.  Which is good, because that was delicious too but a mite less intense, and it also finally made me buy carob, which I have been meaning to do.  Regardless of your dietary preferences or restrictions, I strongly encourage you to try this fudge recipe and check out Affairs of Living.  And thank you to Iris of the Daily Dietribe for hosting this month’s Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger.

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1 Meghan (Making Love In the Kitchen) June 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

That brownie looks amazing. And I am pretty sure I got to the Brown Rice tortilla ready made far more often than I am making my own flat breads đŸ˜‰

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2 Ricki June 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I am so totally addicted to Kim's Black Bean Fudge! Try it next time by either adding some almond butter, or subbing some of the coonut oil for almond butter–you will swoon! (And I guess it does look like a brownie in that photo!) đŸ˜‰

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3 Kim June 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Wow, thanks for all your kind comments and feedback! I'm so glad you liked it. I bet it was awesome with raw cacao – I've never made it like that. I bet you were bouncing off the walls all day! :) Thanks for adopting me and writing such an awesome review of my blog and recipe. Hugs! PS – I'll be in NYC in July, probably from the 8-11, and am trying to organize some kind of loose NYC blogger meet up. Interested?

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4 Kim June 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Oh wait, I'm a dork – I thought you lived in NYC still, but I see you are now in Washington DC! I guess meeting for a blogger lunch in Central Park or something would be a bit trickier :) So never mind! Thanks again for adopting me, and have an awesome day! Kim | http://www.affairsofliving.com

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5 Farty Girl June 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I just took a peek at Kim's blog and love what I'm seeing! Thanks for emailing me and for writing this post! Black bean fudge is so yummy.

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6 saxifrage June 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Oh my. I must try these! They look delicious, and I am powerless when it comes to chocolate… especially rich, fudgy dark chocolate. I'm so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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