You can use nut milk, soy, goat or cow’s milk. Put about a cup of milk and 1 T. of Penzey’s Dutch chocolate powder (you can always add more) in a blender. This kind of cocoa powder doesn’t blend all that well with liquid without a little help.
I know it’s an extra step, but worth it in the end.
You can order the cocoa powder from Penzey’s or buy your favorite brand in the store. I find that Penzey’s products are much fresher.
Sweeten with honey or agave (low glycemic sweetener) to taste — try 1 T.
Do not microwave (anything, ever…) but put it on the stove over medium heat and stir constantly, just until heated through.
This is extraordinarily delicious. You’ll never go back to prepared mixes once you taste THIS Hot Chocolate. The secret ingredient is Penzey’s cocoa powder. Cheers!
Today, I’m sharing a story about how I accidentally accomplished something on my bucket list. I ran through an exit gate while looking the other way. The hood of my car is scratched up, and one windshield wiper is a mess, but let’s have a good laugh about how we never expect what “getting what we want” includes!
It seems to be a growing fad these days to call someone a narcissist, or declare they are toxic.
Political name-calling is similar—we assign politicians and voters to categories, and brush them off as if they are unintelligent, inferior, or even worthless.
By labeling others, we miss their humanity. We gloss over their struggle, their best effort at dealing with life. We dismiss them.
We do to them what we believe they are doing to others.
Look past a label, and in the soft light of day, there stands a person like you or like me, coping as best they can. At the end of the day, no friend, parent, or lover making conscious choices intends to be mean, or to ignore, or to embellish. There is always more to the story.
If we label others, then for sure we label ourselves. We trap ourselves into believing we are less than. Or not enough. Or we don’t give ourselves the time and forgiveness to work through our “stuff.” Maybe, if we stopped accusing others of narcissism, we could forgive ourselves for those moments when we were narrow-minded, inconsiderate, or afraid.
When it comes to labels, nobody wins.
So, my dear people, I suggest we peer a little deeper into ourselves to investigate a need to separate ourselves from others by tacking them with a label filled with disdain or scorn.
It is my wish that you view this video and take it to heart.