A chocolate mousse adds a touch of class to any home-cooked meal, and if you are dairy-free, this coconut cream version is worthy stand-in for the classic. Before adding the cocoa, separate some of the whipped coconut cream to top your mousse for a two-toned, sweeter presentation. If you can’t get enough of whipped coconut cream, check out these vegan recipes for strawberry coconut cream parfait and banana coconut ice cream. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse From Leta Shy, POPSUGAR Fitness Notes To whip coconut cream, you’ll need one can of chilled coconut milk, a few teaspoons of your favorite sweetener (like powdered sugar), and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Learn how to whip coconut cream here. Ingredients 1 can coconut[…]

In the wake of a failed military coup last year, Turkey remains in an official state of emergency. But that didn’t stop chocolate giant Ulker Biskuvi from releasing an April Fool’s commercial that has been interpreted by the Turkish government as attempting to incite more political unrest. The ad shows two cartoon characters playing a series of strange April Fool’s pranks on each other, and ends with a thundering voice-over proclaiming in Turkish that “now is the day of reckoning.”  The video then was posted to a YouTube channel that is clearly pro-President Erdoğan , who has been ruling Turkey with an iron fist since almost being ousted by the military last year. Sure, this may not seem so subversive to someone unfamiliar with Turkish politics.[…]

Bananas and chocolate. Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. Healthy dessert is, contrary to popular belief, not always an oxymoron, and these frozen bananas are proof. They’re also dumb simple—you can probably figure out how to make them just by looking, but we wrote up the recipe for you anyway. RECIPE: Frozen Chocolate Bananas Our man Action Bronson covered these frozen bananas with crushed cashews and hazelnuts on Daily VICE, but don’t let that limit you. The world is your oyster here—you can roll these bad boys in pretzels, popcorn, Pop Rocks, moon rocks, whatever. You do you. There’s really no going wrong here. And, hey, there’s always money in the banana stand.

Sure, meditation has been scientifically associated with lowering blood pressure, diminishing some symptoms of autism, and alleviating PTSD. But far and away the greatest benefit of mindfulness may just have been revealed by Australian researchers: Meditation may cure you of your debilitating chocolate addiction. The researchers tested two mindfulness techniques and found that it can indeed help practitioners learn to curb their chocolate cravings. We probably don’t need to tell you that chocolate addiction is no joke. Previous research has revealed that people experience feelings of intense pleasure and craving while indulging in chocolate—just like they do when they take drugs. What’s more, people get dependent on chocolate because it has that drug-like effect on them, scientists say.  READ MORE: Are You Actually[…]

There’s plenty of shit in the world to feel guilty about. There’s our massive destruction of the world’s ocean ecosystem, the Endless Shrimp dinner that comes to our plates courtesy of Indonesian slaves, the havoc wreaked by our love of cheeseburgers, etc. Can we get a break already, a moment of tranquil self-satisfaction about anything we eat? Answer: yes. Feast your eyes (and mouths) on Coco Kislinger of Coco Bakes LA’s vegan brownies. Don’t let the vegan part scare you away. We’ve all had the dry, miserable, loathsome versions of vegan pastries that come plastic-wrapped next to the checkout aisle of your favorite overpriced health-food store. These are something else. The secret to the unapologetic fudginess of these bad boys[…]

3/12/173/12/17 Maybe eating half a pan of brownies for breakfast isn’t the best of ideas since you’ll feel pretty crappy afterward, but this oatmeal? Yes. Yes, you can and totally should inhale this chocolate overnight oatmeal. It’s so perfectly creamy and chocolaty — kind of like brownie batter. And not only will your chocolate dreams come true, but this decadent breakfast offers 19 grams of protein and over eight grams of fiber, too — all for around 10 grams of sugar. This breakfast will satisfy your insatiable sweet tooth and your hunger. Prep it before going to bed, and you’ll be so excited to dig in come morning. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon chia seeds 2/3 cup unsweetened[…]

There’s plenty of shit in the world to feel guilty about. There’s our massive destruction of the world’s ocean ecosystem, the Endless Shrimp dinner that comes to our plates courtesy of Indonesian slaves, the havoc wreaked by our love of cheeseburgers, etc. Can we get a break already, a moment of tranquil self-satisfaction about anything we eat? Answer: yes. Feast your eyes (and mouths) on Coco Kislinger of Coco Bakes LA’s vegan brownies. Don’t let the vegan part scare you away. We’ve all had the dry, miserable, loathsome versions of vegan pastries that come plastic-wrapped next to the checkout aisle of your favorite overpriced health-food store. These are something else. The secret to the unapologetic fudginess of these bad boys is in the addition of[…]

2/21/172/21/17 Who would have guessed that the key to a healthy heart really is chocolate after all? New research continues to add up to making chocolate a part of a heart-smart diet. The latest? A cup of hot chocolate could be your best friend when it comes to your ticker. Not convinced? Research is ranking it even higher than wine or even tea in this category. Still not convinced? Read on and get ready to make yourself some healing hot chocolate! Researchers at Cornell University found that antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is nearly twice as good as red wine, almost three times better than green tea, and nearly five times stronger than even black tea! The study also found[…]