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In a Chocolate mood today?

Hello folks!!

Guess what??? We are one week away from recipe week!! stay tuned until next week to find out what our treat of the week will be. Today, I would like to talk a little bit about us as a company and as well as share some pictures of whats cooking in the kicthen today!

Our motto is very simple:

“Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated” – Yahl, J.

Mostly Chocolate is based in Houston, TX. Our goal is to not only make delicious all natural mouth watering chocolates and desserts, but to present them in away that high-end chocolate and desserts  should be presented. By that I mean a wide variety of eye opening custom imported boxes and ribbons so that every box can be as custom made and uniqe as the customer wants. Having trouble with the Mrs. lately? or thinking of getting a box of chocolates for that perfect someone? Well, we are a great option and we guarantee an amazing chocolate experience with each box.

We love showing our daily cooking pictures on twitter- mostlychocolat2– and facebook. If you’re a a foodie and haven’t checked us out yet I recommend, for your own good, that you do. The truth is, in order to fully understand what we do here at Mostly Chocolate, you need to come visit us. we have a call by appointment policy for the time being, we hope to have our store front up in the near future.

call us at anytime to make an appointment  🙂

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I promised some pictures too, so enjoy!:

One of our beautiful imported boxes filled with assorted hand made chocolates.

Home made New York style cheesecake topped with berries and fruit glaze.

Have you ever heard of Mostly Chocolate or have had the pleasure of tasting our artisan chocolates? If so tell us about your favorite mostly chocolate experience, were you at a wedding?, a party?, friends place?, received a party favor? etc…  what did you think when you took that first bite!? Share your Mostly Chocolate experience with the world!

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The benefits of eating Dark Chocolate

So I would like to start this blog with a fun fact:

Did you know that coco beans were used as currency among the Mayan and Aztec cultures? And who said Money does not grow on trees!

We have been working hard here at Mostly Chocolate this past week. We just got done packaging some party favors that we have been working on and the chocolate dipping is done, for now. This was dark chocolate week and I have got to say, I am surrounded by chocolates right now and I might just have to bite my way through it one chocolate at a time until I can finally get to the door but no complaints. In fact, I feel even better knowing that those chocolates I am eating are improving my vision and cognitive function as we speak! Here is an article by Josh Phillip explaining how it works:

Potent cacao flavanols from dark chocolate have proven effective in lowering the risk from heart disease and sudden heart attack in recent studies. Writing in the journal Physiology and Behavior, researchers demonstrate that antioxidants released by consumption of cocoa products can improve multiple aspects of eyesight and cognitive performance. Scientists from the University of Reading found that improvements in visual function were evident for two and a half hours after ingesting foods high in cocoa flavanols (CF) and certain cognitive brain functions were enhanced. Small amounts of unsweetened dark chocolate can aid visual acuity and boost memory performance.

Prior research studies have shown that the consumption of CF have improved markers of blood hemodynamics, increasing both central and peripheral blood flow. Increased blood flow is an important factor in cerebral health and function and is also essential to the heart and enhanced eyesight.

Pretty interesting stuff, right? so what do you think, should everyone add dark chocolate to there diet? if you think not, why?
it’s been great talking but now its time to enjoy the weekend. From everyone here at Mostly Chocolate we hope you all have a great weekend!
Do not forget to follow us on twitter to see our weekly cooking/baking pictures!
bon appetit
 
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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Welcome to Mostly Chocolate’s NEW blog!

Hey everybody, my name is Dany and I would like to introduce you all to Mostly Chocolate’s official blog!

Mostly Chocolate is a Houston based, high-end, Chocolate company. I am the son of the chocolatier/owner of Mostly Chocolate, Rina Kamkhagi. Rina is a chef that grew up in a family of chefs in Montreal Canada. After moving to Houston, TX and living here for 25 years, she decided to start her own Chocolate company. Rina decided to focus on sweets because of her passion for chocolate and desserts.

Our goal is to share with you guys photos and videos of us creating our delicious custom made chocolates and desserts.

In addition, every two weeks we will have a  “dessert of my dreams” these are desserts that Rina used to dream of making but did not know how and over time she has learned to master them. I will discuss the “dessert of my dreams” and post the recipe for it.

Aside from our business we would like to share interesting and wonderful articles, quotes and pictures of chocolates from around the world.

We Hope you all enjoy our blog and we would love to here some feedback.

bon appetit

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The word of the day is…Cancer?

Hello people, first and for most I would like to start this post off with a great quote by John Q. Tullius

“Nine out of Ten people like Chocolate, the tenth person always lies”

So as we know it a high majority of people in the world love chocolate. To most people Chocolate is there “guilty pleasure” and as it should be. Today I will help in getting rid of the guilty part of that pleasure and give you chocolate lovers another great excuse to enjoy your favorite chocolates. I was reading a couple articles online and stumbled upon an article written by , a local Houston cancer examiner, about the role of coco in the prevention on Cancer.

Oxidative stress is what happens when your body cannot deal with the load of toxins (free radicals) it has or repair the damage caused by those toxins. A chemical in cocoa, polyphenol, helps to rid your body of these free radicals and return it to a healthy state. Many medical journals have published studies showing beneficial effects of cocoa on the inhibition of cancer growth as well as its ability to aid in lowering blood pressure and helping to regulate insulin levels.So if you want to indulge in the occasional chocolate treat, go for it! Just remember, dark chocolate (with 65% or more of cocoa) or pure cocoa powder contains more of the all-important polyphenols that play a role in disease prevention.

So not only can you indulge and enjoy your favorite chocolates, now when your buddy tells you to “lay off the Chocolates” you can shove that piece of knowledge down their throats!

bon a petit.

 

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Hello Chocolate/Dessert Lovers!

Hey everybody,

I am starting off my blog with the cooking of the day.  Today we are making mini raspberry cheesecake bites and red velvet cupcakes.  These raspberry cheesecake bites are a huge hit whenever I do any catering.  These little delicatessens pack a huge punch.  I am seriously drooling just looking at these morsels.
The red velvet cupcakes are extremely moist and just delicious.  How can you go wrong with a simple red velvet cupcake?

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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Uncategorized