The weather forecast for the East is in, Dear Readers. Cloudy with a chance of cloudy. It doesn’t sound fun to me. I would much prefer sunny with a chance of sunny. Sunny sounds fun; in fact, sunny with a chance of sunny sounds rather pleasant. What to do? What to do? Do something to chase away the clouds and bring on the sun of course! At least bring on the feeling of sun. In a word? Tryptophan. Bet you didn’t think I was going to say that! Tryptophan causes the release of serotonin. Release of serotonin makes you feel, “sunny.” Guess what you can eat that contains tryptophan and causes this magical, sunny reaction? Yep. Chocolate. Hooray!
Here are few simple ideas for eating the yummy treat:
Eat it straight. Dah!
Melt some and dip berries, bananas, pretzels and/or graham crackers into it.
Dip pieces of chocolate into a nut butter. Yum!
Eat pieces with dried fruit.
Nibble a bit with a glass of port.
Goodbye cloudy! Hello sunny!
Avid home cook and passionate instructor