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Friday, June 6, 2014
Hi ALL!!

Well this week were sharing a little recipe with a whole lotta love for this edition of chocolate fix friday.


Usuaully when you think chocolate you probably envision some uber processed super sweet brown stuff that you grew up with, but we're all grown up now :-) and chocolate (the right kind of chocolate) can be good for you. Delicious rich dark chocolate is a luscious way to improve overall health, make you feel good and even help with weightloss!

 (no, I am not saying this chocolate cake in particular will help you loose weight, but unlike it's overprocessed kinsmen can actually be good for you in other ways when prepared using good for you ingredients!)

You will see that using dark chocolate and dutch processed cocoa powder will yield a very DARK almost black chocolate cake.
This is my absolute "go-to" for moist rich and delicious and it's so versatile you wont believe it .So here goes have fun!

                  Double Dark Chocolate Cake


Ingredients:
2 cups organic unbleached flour
1 cup dutch processed cocoa powder (from BNB)
2 cups organic raw sugar (or cane juice)
2 eggs
1 cup of organic mayonnaise (NOT LOWFAT!)
1 1/4 cup freshly brewed coffee (brew it strong a nice french roast or sumatra works nicely coffee should be HOT!)
5 ounces Organic Bittersweet chocolate wafers (from BNB!)
1 cup milk (not lowfat and we prefer raw milk ;-)
2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
a pinch of vanilla bean powder (I grind whole vanilla beans for this purpose but 1 teaspoon of extract can also be used here)

-2 prepared 9 inch round cake pans <butter the pan, add parchment then butter the parchment>
  (be sure your pans are atleast 3 inches in height to avoid spillage- you can also use 3-8 inch pans or you can also make cupcakes :-)
-Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

Method Behind The Madness

1.In a small bowl put your wafers and pour hot coffee over them stir until they are melted THEN add your milk stir and sit aside.

2.Go ahead and mix all your dry ingredients with the exception of the sugar, just use a fork to mix together and set this aside.

3.In a large mixing bowl put your mayo, sugar and vanilla mix on medium speed until well blended

4.Add your eggs one at a time beating after each addition

5.WITH THE MIXER ON LOW beginning and ending with the flour mixture in 2-3 additions
THIS IS A RELATIVELY RUNNY BATTER SO DON'T TURN THE MIXER UP UNTIL THE INGREDIENTS ARE BLENDED

6.With your mixer on medium high blend for about 1 minute- DO NOT OVERBEAT
7. Pour into prepared pans and bake until the middle springs up when you touch it or a toothpick
comes out clean with a few moist crumbs- being careful not to overcook

8.Allow to cool in pans 2-5 minutes, run a spatula around the outer edges to loosen and turn onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before filling or frosting.


I filled with dark chocolate ganache (recipe coming!) and frosted and decorated with chocolate buttercream

AND BECAUSE WE LOVE SHARING ALL COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, AND DARK CHOCOLATE ARE ON SALE THIS WEEK AND YOU CAN TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 15% OFF YOUR PURCHASE USING COUPON CODE CHOCOLATEFIX !!


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hi All!
JUST for kicks and because I absolutely love to share information from time to time we'll actually be posting RECIPES that use ingredients you can find right here!

We love things that work as hard as we do so to find all natural goodies that are good for soon, are good for hair, are good for body inside and out then that's absolutely AWESOME and we've GOT TO SHARE.

So first featured item is our organic high oleic sunflower oil. Sunflower oil it's great when used as a moisturiser.Helpful for dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
We love high oleic because it withstands high temps without becoming rancid which makes it an excellent cooking oil whether you deep fry out saute it and it's a much healthier option than hydrogenated cooking oils which are high in trans fats and all manners of other crud.
Organic means NO GMO!  And that's a big one.
So next post I'll be sharing my favorite recipe for easy pull apart rolls and my cinnabun recipe using this fantastically wonderful all natural oil.

In the mean time and in between time let me know what kind of recipes you'd like to see right here! Don't be shy from food to foot scrub and all else in between just let us know!

Organic Cinnabuns!




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Saturday, March 29, 2014
I know it's been a while but we've been hard at work trying to keep things moving and we've got some BIG changes coming soon!

A new website makeover, wholesale login capability, NEW PRODUCTS (our fave!) and a friendlier site to make shopping easier all for you.

So stay tuned , a change is gonna come and along with it new blog post information, we're even going to mesh our two blog spots so you can also share with us our baking tips using many of the products you love from B-N-B :-)


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Friday, February 15, 2013
So to compliment our little challenge I am posting some info about ayurveda and how we can use it to keep us beautiful...by any means NATURAL. Happy Reading! Questions just Holla ;-)

So to compliment the hairyuveda challenge am posting a list here of some of the more well known (and a few not so well known) Ayurvedic Preparations.
First what does ayurveda mean any old way so here's a quote,
"Ayurveda
combines the Sanskrit
words ayur (life) and veda (knowledge).
The name aptly describes
the essence of this ancient Indian system
of medicine."
-end of quote taken from http://www.pioneerthinking.com/insideayurveda.html

In Indian there is an entire system of doctors who are called "Hakeem" which in Arabic mean 'wise one' the doctors practice totally holistic medicine using only herbs to heal and cure all types of illnesses from pleurasy, gastrointestinal, brain disorders and even you guessed it HAIR problems like baldness and graying, dandruff fallouts whatever the problem is there is an herb for it(and many of the herbs pull double duty) so here's a small list of some popular ones and their common uses. If I forget some please jump in and add on ;-). ALSO I'LL BE BREAKING THIS UP INTO PARTS B/C i CAN'T SIT HERE LONG ENOUGH TO TYPE IT ALL AT ONCE, LOL

Trusted Brands for these products are: Dabur, Ramtirth, Hesh, Uttam, Ancient Formulae,Baidyanath, and Himani (to name a few)

Some Examples Ayurvedic Powders and Oils:
Amla Powder
- Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry and is a popular powder to add to henna mixes. Due to it's high vitamin c content a few tablespoons added to henna is acidic enough to trigger dye release. Amla promotes hair growth by strengthening the roots of the hair. Also helps with premature graying and can tone down henna coppery reds to reddish browns.

Amla Oil- Has the same benefits as the powder most oils can be used as a pre-poo for extra moisture and added conditioning and Dabur  'Amla Gold Oil' which has the added benefit of henna and almonds and B-N-B has our organic Amla Oil which is perfect for those of us who need permeability of rich oils like Argan and Sesame in a naturally scented oil that is suitable for so many things (best choice if you don't use mineral oil based products)

Brahmi Powder- is known for making hair thicker and more dense and full and if you need a good nights sleep give yourself a brahmi it also helps to strengthen hair roots and control dandruff

Brahmi Oil(Ramtirth)- this oil contains brahmi but also contain about 22 other herbs infused in a coconut oil base in addition to what the powder helps the oil also helps improve split ends and hair loss

Bhringraj- also known as Maka powder is possibly the cure all for all of the damage we've done to our hair! It is known for curing hair loss due to damage or caused by other scalp issues such as alopecia, cures dandruff, prevents premature graying,acts as a 'brain soother' to help you restThis one is also supposed to help with postpartum bleeding and pain and acts as a 'multivitamin' for your hair

Mahabhringraj Oil (Maka Oil)- look for the same benefits as the powder in addition to helping with frequent headaches, itchy scalps and pruritis. FOR THINNING HAIR LOOK NO FURTHER!

Okay so here's to get us started next addition: shikakai, vatika, neem, and jaswand!!
part 3 we'll get into henna, cassia and indigo 

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
HEY DID YOU ALL MISS ME!!

We've been busy but now we're back and we're sponsoring our
 "By Any Means Natural" Challenge on CurlyNikki.com!

From Now until the beginning of April we will choose one winner each month from the top posters on the board.
What is this all about, it's about being confident and being beautiful and being committed BY ANY MEANS NATURAL!
CurlyNikki members will also enjoy 15% off their purchases from now until the end of the challenge so pop on over and see what it's all about...calling out all you fierce and fabulous CURLIES:-)


 
Butters-N-Bars By Any Means Natural Challenge on Curly Nikki


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Thursday, July 12, 2012
 
 
 
 We're always looking for new product ideas, new services just for You and Surveys are a quick and easy way to help us know what kind of services, products you would like to see available from Butters-N-Bars. Please take a a few minutes to take this short and sweet (JUST 11 question) survey about a prospective upcoming product from us to you.
If you have any other comments, products, or services in mind that you would like to see provided here please let us know in the comments section of the survey and look for this to pop up from time to time just so we can know what's on your mind ;-)
 
 
Upon completion you will also receive a coupon code for 20% off your next order just for helping us to serve you better!
Thanks so much as Always,
Sharika  
www.butters-n-bars.com


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Monday, April 23, 2012
Thought this would be cool!


On occasion I would like to extend some special savings to you guys who take the time to read the blog so for the rest of the week take 15% OFF your entire order, just for 'being in the know' and following the blog :-D

Use coupon code BLOGGER42312 from now until April 27, 212 at midnight and save 15% on your entire order don't forget to 'share the love'and stay tuned for more!!

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