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Health Begins in the Kitchen Coconut Covered Chocolate Truffles

Recipe by Dr. Joanne Mumola Williams

an S blade and process until fine. Add the dates, cacao, and salt and process until smooth.

Place the mixture in a bowl and fold in the chopped cherries and reserved chopped walnuts by hand until they are evenly distributed throughout. Make the truffles by shaping and gently rolling a full tablespoon of the mixture in your hands to form a small ball. After each one is made, place immediately into the shred- ded coconut and roll around until it’s evenly coated. Place on a plat- ter or round plate. For an elegant presentation, place each truffle in an individual paper candy cup. Refrigerate the truffles, uncov- ered, for several hours before serving. They will last for at least 5 days, lightly covered, in the refrig- erator, but they usually disappear long before that!

YIELD Three Dozen Truffles

Sonoma County, CA. ~ When trying to decide on a healthy and yummy choc- olate dessert for Valentines Day, I selected this one since it’s my all-time favorite. This was also the very first recipe I wrote for Upbeat Times in De- cember, 2013 - so it’s an oldie but goodie! I love rolling these truffles in coconut but you can also roll them in cacao for an even more chocolaty experience.

INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup shredded

unsweetened coconut

2 cups raw English walnuts 16 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped

½ cup raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa 1/8 teaspoon salt

½ cup finely chopped dried Bing cherries or other dried fruit


Place the shredded coconut in a small bowl and set aside. Measure 1⁄3 cup of the walnuts; chop and set aside. Put the remaining wal- nuts in a food processor fitted with

My mother made soſt polenta oſten, and as a child, I would

watch her stir until she looked like her arm would fall off. Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, February 22, 2020 ~5 -10 pm Join us for a fun evening of all you can eat crab, drinks, auctions, dancing and great company! Open bar, crab, salad, bread, dessert (pasta available for non-crab diners)

Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa

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My wife can't cook at all. She made chocolate mousse. An antler got stuck in my throat. ~ Rodney Dangerfield UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • FEBRUARY 2020 • Pg 15

Per truffle: 90 calories, 5 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 590 mg omega-3 and 2,481 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, and 11 mg sodium

Upbeat Times at the Butterfly Natural Preserve in Santa Cruz, CA!

Jay Dulac with the Upbeat Times at the monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve Trailhead at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz. Migrating butterflies come here from the months of October to

March and other surrounding coastal towns and are also there all year. Clusters of orange and black Monarch butterflies cling to the branches overhead. We raise butterflies from eggs collected off our milkweed we grow at home. Eggs hatch the ctapillars and evolve into Chrysalis's. In 14 days or so they hatch ito butterflieswe release into our backyard where we have a lot of butterfly attracting flowers and plants! ~ Kristin Dulac

Rotary Club of Santa Rosa West Annual (All You Can Eat) Crab FEED Fundraiser


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