My daughter was showing me on video, these beautiful columns of light seemingly beaming upwards in the skies of Montana. They are from unshielded lights, visible when it’s super cold. They are actually ice crystals, shaped like plates, that are usually in high clouds, but they float in the air, close to the ground, and then reflect light back downwards, making pillars of light. The collected light beams from millions of cyrstals relfecting light towards your eyes.
1/4 c. quinoa
1/4 c. coconut oil or cacao butter, melted
1 /4 c. raw cacao powder or mix of cacao and carob
1/4 c. coconut crystals, nectar, honey or sweetener of choice
1 tsp. turmeric powder
2 grains black pepper
dash of vanilla powder
dash of salt
1 capful olive oil for greasing the molds, unless they’re silicon
Place the quinoa in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Gently shake the skillet over the heat for 3-5 minutes. Watch carefully as they pop, so that they don’t burn. Turn down heat, if necessary. Remove from heat and set aside
Melt all ingredients but quinoa gently over a double boiler, and whisk until creamy and shiny, several minutes. Add the quinoa and stir gently. Immediately pour into a mold or plate.
Chill/freeze 10 minutes or more.
Word of the Day – columnas – columns
Tip of the Day – Do you want it to be ginger chocolate? Add a tsp. of powdered ginger!