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The Rules of Chocolate


If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands,
you're eating it too slowly.

Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices
and strawberries all count as fruit,
so eat as many as you want.

The problem:
How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home
from the store in a hot car
The solution:
Eat it in the parking lot.

Diet tip:
Eat a chocolate bar before each meal.
It'll take the edge off your appetite,
and you'll eat less.

If calories are an issue,
store your chocolate on top of the fridge.
Calories are afraid of heights,
and they will jump out of the chocolate
to protect themselves.

If I eat equal amounts of
dark chocolate and white chocolate,
is that a balanced diet?
Don't they actually counteract each other?

Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.

Chocolate has many preservatives.
Preservatives make you look younger.
Therefore, you need to eat more chocolate.

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today.
That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

A nice box of chocolates can provide your
total daily intake of calories in one place.
Now, isn't that handy?

If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer.
But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?


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Tiramisu
Yield: 8 servings

2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 (8-ounce) tub reduced-fat cream cheese
1-1/2 cups frozen reduced-calorie
whipped topping, thawed and divided
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
3 egg whites
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon instant espresso granules
2 tablespoons Kahlua or
other coffee-flavored liqueur
20 ladyfingers
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

Combine powdered sugar and cream cheese in a bowl;
beat at high speed of a mixer until well-blended.
Gently fold 1 cup whipped topping into cheese mixture.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and egg whites
in the top of a double boiler; place over simmering water.
Beat at high speed of a mixer until stiff peaks form.
Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into cheese mixture.
Gently fold in remaining egg white mixture; set aside.

Combine 1/2 cup hot water, 1 tablespoon sugar,
espresso, and Kahlua; stir well.
Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise.
Arrange 20 ladyfinger halves, cut sides up,
in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish.

Drizzle half of espresso mixture over ladyfinger halves.
Spread half of cheese mixture over ladyfinger halves;
repeat procedure with the remaining ladyfinger halves,
espresso mixture, and cheese mixture.
Spread 1/2 cup whipped topping
evenly over cheese mixture;sprinkle with cocoa.

Place 1 toothpick in each corner
and in center of Tiramisu to prevent
plastic wrap from sticking to whipped topping;
cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 [4 x 2-inch] piece).

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 226 (28% from fat); PROTEIN 4.7g;
FAT 7g (sat 4.1g, mono 2g, poly 0.8g); CARB 30g; FIBER 0g; CHOL
41mg; IRON 0.1mg; SODIUM 199mg; CALC 49mg

This recipe was developed by Contributing Editor Holly Berkowitz Clegg.
SOURCE: Cooking Light YEAR: 1997 ISSUE: April PAGE: 148


strawberries

Berry Meringue
Yield: 8 servings

4 cups whole strawberries
3 cups blueberries
1 tbls. grated orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. confectioners' sugar

Preheat the oven to 475.
Lightly spray a gratin dish,
1 1/2 quart, with nonstick cooking spray

Hull and halve the strawberries.
In a large bowl, combine the strawberries
blueberries, orange zest, and orange juice.
Arrange the fruit in prepared dish and set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy.
Add the cream of tartar and granulated sugar
and beat until stiff and shiny peaks form.

Spoon the meringue decoratively over the center
of the fruit, leaving about a 1" border of fruit.
Bake for 2-5 minutes, or until meringue is
beginning to get brown.
Serve the dessert warm, dusted with the confectioners' sugar.

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 93; PROTEIN 2g;
FAT 1g; CARB 22g; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 18 mg

This recipe was from Weight Watcher's Smart Choice Recipe Collection
SOURCE: Weight Watchers 1994 ISSUE: PAGE: 39


strawberries

Oven Roasted Fruit

6 peaches, cut into 1/8th
6 plums, cut in 1/2
1/2 cup sugar
2 cup fresh raspberries
2 tbl. orange juice

Preheat oven 450 degrees.
Place peaches, plums snugly in a single layer, cut side up in 2 glass oven dishes.
Sprinkle with sugar and top with raspberries. Bake 20-25 min.
Sprinkle with orange juice. Heat broiler and broil 5-8 min.
Serve the dessert warm with whipped cream or Cool Whip

Experiment with different fruits.
SOURCE: My Aunt Theresa


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