Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Ingredients: Cacao powder Avocado Organic vanilla extract Honey Cinnamon Cacao nibs Puree all ingredients; refrigerate and let set. Top with mint and cacao nibs.

Tales from the Grocery Store

The supermarket can be a daunting experience. If you’ve survived a parking experience at Whole Foods, the battle is already 50% won. Here’s the official Essence Supermarket Survival Guide to keep you from wanting to run yourself (or someone else) over with your cart.

Banish the Bloat / Food Baby

Feeling bloated can range from uncomfortable to excruciating. Gas, a natural byproduct of digestion, can sometimes go hog wild and produce these sensations. Getting to the root cause of it with the help of your doctor/gastroenterologist is the best idea, but in the meantime, foods/drinks can certainly harm or help.

Gimmicks Need Not Apply

I’ve recently partnered with a dynamic young female #bosslady, Deanna Bossert, who is launching her innovative business, The Cooking Collaborative, as a culinary education tool/personal chef service that will cultivate both nutrition and cooking through community effort.

The Crave

Cravings. We all get them. Sometimes, they are inexplicable (pickles) and sometimes, they make perfect sense (you just saw an IHOP commercial and now…