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  1. for christmas i did the same chocolate/coconut oil melting process, and then put pom arils in the mini cups. talk about tasssty! these look delicious! when i made a second batch i left out the honey, only because it made stirring everything together easier that way. have a great day!

  2. I love your interview and found myself nodding in agreement with so much of it! I share with you that one of my pet peeves is people who judge other people’s food choices. My dad is extremely judgmental about my decision to be a vegetarian. He calls it “The Clueless Diet” and makes snide remarks every chance he can get about my decision to abstain from animal flesh. I made the decision because I thought it was the healthiest choice (and came to believe it was also my ethical imperative) but I don’t proselytize, broadcast my vegetarianism at the table, demand special treatment or judge anyone else’s decision to eat meat (or to eat anything different from what I eat). I could respond by pointing out that my dad has Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and many risk factors for heart disease, so perhaps he doesn’t actually have all of the answers. But instead I just bite my tongue, which is hard – I think he has made some unhealthy choices, but he is an adult and it is his right to make those choices. I just wish he would respect that I am also an adult, and it’s my right to make the choices I have made. I try to be “graceful” (love that word) about it by reminding myself (silently) that maybe my dad is questioning his own decisions and his nasty comments come from a place of insecurity that has nothing to do with me, and by keeping that in mind I manage to smile and stay above it. But it is challenging to not allow myself to be goaded into being defensive. If people would just be a little more accepting of others’ food choices, family dinners would be infinitely more pleasant!

    Sorry for writing a novel. Clearly, your post struck a nerve. Love your blog, keep up the good work! =)

    • Thanks for an awesome and insightful comment Jaclyn! I agree completely that judgement about food usually comes from a place of insecurity and it’s really unfortunate that it manifests in such an unpleasant way. Also, there is often a misinterpretation surrounding why people make food choices, like “I made the choice to be vegetarian thus I am judging you negatively for eating meat” when in fact that is usually not the situation.
      It’s quite a topic and again, thanks for your comment.

  3. Great interview! I agree with so much of what you said, especially the bit about people judging others’ health choices. Being so health conscious myself I really find that other people sometimes feel it’s OK to judge that, and make comments that are hurtful (or, just thoughtless). Health buffs unite!

  4. I found you through Kath. I’ve read your blog a bit before and I am thankful for your fresh perspective! I recently made some chocolate/coconut oil “nut cups” and “almond joy cups” – These look great, and I will try your version next time!!

  5. Faith~I just love your perspective — maybe it’s because I agree with so much of what you said. 😉 Thank you for sharing this interview. I also hate labels & stick to pretty similar statements. “Minute by minute basis” is the perfect philosophy, because our bodies are constantly adapting&changing; each one of is entitled to decide what is best for our OWN body at that moment. Making a big deal over labels & judging dietary choices is a major pet peeve of mine. Dave & I have often talk about the problems with “kid meals” as well. Why can’t kids just eat smaller portions of “adult” food? Sorry, frozen “chicken”nuggets are not nourishing & toddlers don’t need candy–they wouldn’t even know what they are missing out on if you just held off giving it to them. Great insights intelligently portrayed. Thanks for sharing your journey.
    Mmm. I am making these truffles soon! I love that you used muffin cups. [p.s. yes, pom arils are pomegranate seeds, & they are amazing with chocolate]

    • Make the truffles! Soon! They were amazing. Tate proclaimed “best dessert you’ve ever made” and I think I may agree (of course, he usually thinks my desserts need to be sweeter). SO GOOD!
      Thanks for the feedback and, as usual, I really appreciate your perspective as well :).

    • The white ones are straight up coconut butter (shredded coconut in the processor). I just make them “truffle” shaped for portion control and because it’s easier to divvy them out while still liquid than to dig into a hardened jar. They are still delicious!

  6. Jenifer

    Ohhhh myyy. I’ve been planning to make these for almost a year. I finally got off my butt and did it. WOW! Not only are they fan freaking tastic, but they took almost no time to make. Yum!

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