Chocolate Dessert Recipe

Thursday, December 16, 2010

People Obtain Financial Assistance

Social workers can help in big ways and small, whether it is helping people obtain financial assistance or community services or just listening. There are a variety of levels of licensure and experience in the social work field.

After Certification

After you pass the exam and obtain your LICSW certification, you are typically required to practice under direct supervision for at least five years, depending on the state in which you are certified.

Care Settings

Forensic social workers typically work in clinical settings, for example counseling centers, mental health centers, substance abuse practices and hospitals.

Patient Population

They are able to provide care management, therapy, substance abuse counseling, individual and group psychotherapy, play therapy and behavior modification to both children and adults.


Social workers also can refer patients to psychiatrists for medication management.

Private Practices

After their introductory period during which direct supervision is required, licensed clinical social workers can open their own practices.


National Associate of Social Workers

Read more: Who does a licensed clinical social worker treat? | Answerbag

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homemade Chocolate decaf affogato

Soften the ice-cream out of the freezer for 15 minutes, then transfer to a plastic container and level off the top - you want it about four centimetres deep. Re-freeze until required. When ready to serve, cut out four rounds with an eight centimetre-wide cookie cutter (you can also do this step ahead and refreeze, if you have more time). Slip a broad knife underneath and transfer to shallow dessert or pasta bowls.
Make the coffee and pour into four small warmed cups.

Pour the liqueur into four chilled shot glasses. At the table, each guest can pour the coffee and liqueur over their ice-cream and dig in as it melts into a creamy mess.
Tip: No time? Just scoop the ice-cream straight into coffee cups and serve with the coffee and liqueur.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten-free" is the latest rage.Everyone seems to be in it at some level.Some people are just curious, try one or two meals here and there.Others do it for weeks at a time to see if health problems clear up in the absence of wheat.

Still others are designed to be very strict in order to help their digestion, eczema or psoriasis, or for help with depression or childhood behavioral problems.If you find yourself visiting a natural health practitioner for any of a number of physical conditions, it is not unlikely that he or she will offer to get the wheat in your life.Whatever the reason, most of us need a good recipe for gluten-free desert in life, one that excludes wheat, rye, barley, spelled, oats or Also, just to be on the safe side.

See also - kid birthday party cake - very important thing.

Even if this were the regular meal must be avoided on a gluten-free diet, other grains to keep out include kamut, club, durum, bulgur and semolina.One of my favorite recipes without gluten free desert is chocolate cake that I am often on the anniversary of my son.This cake is made with flour garfava, sorghum and tapioca.The ingredients are readily available at most health food stores.

This cake is fabulous and be assured that if you do not speak, nobody will suspect that he has no gluten -

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Chocolate as a Drug

Current research indicates that chocolate is a weak stimulant because of its content of theobromine. However, chocolate contains too little of this compound for a reasonable serving to create effects in humans that are on par with a coffee buzz. The pharmacologist Ryan J. Huxtable aptly noted that "[Chocolate is] more than a food but less than a drug". However, chocolate is a very potent stimulant for horses; its use is therefore banned in horse-racing. Theobromine is also a contributing factor in acid reflux because it relaxes the esophageal sphincter muscle, allowing stomach acid to more easily enter the esophagus.

Chocolate also contains caffeine in significant amounts, though less than tea or coffee, according to careful scientific studies and despite a few websites which claim otherwise. Some chocolate products contain synthetic caffeine as an additive.

Chocolate also contains small quantities of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide and the cannabinoid breakdown inhibitors N-oleoylethanolamine and N-linolenoylethanolamine. Anandamides are produced naturally by the body, in such a way that their effects are extremely targeted (compared to the broad systemic effects of drugs like tetrahydrocannabinol) and relatively short-lived. In experiments N-oleoylethanolamine and N-linolenoylethanolamine interfere with the body's natural mechanisms for breaking down endogenous cannabinoids, causing them to last longer. However, noticeable effects of chocolate related to this mechanism in humans have not yet been demonstrated.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Chocolate nut cake, frosted

  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 4 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup prepared cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Melt margarine completely.

    Use a glass 9" x 13" pan. greese the pan with a bit of the margarine.

    Grind the walnuts and almonds into a powder, using a blender or similar tool.

    In one bowl, combine the ground nuts, flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

    In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining margarine (except for 1 tablespoon, held aside for the frosting), 1-1/2 cups cold water, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
    Add to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

    Pour the batter into the pan.
    When you are ready to put it into the oven, put the vinegar into the batter and stir in.
    Immediately place the pan in the preheated 350 degree oven.
    Cook for 50-60 minutes, until a fork or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    While cake cools (in pan), start making the frosting.

    In a heavy saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1/2 cup water.

    Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil.
    Cook another minute or two longer, until smooth, but no longer.
    Add in 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract, and the remaining tablespoon of melted butter.

    Cool the frosting.
    When both cake and frosting are cool, frost the top of the cake.

    Serves: 12; Preparation time: 120-180 min

    Tuesday, May 23, 2006

    Chocolate 'Ice Cream'

    • use half a tin of concentrated carob soya milk
    • 1 level teaspoon of agar agar
    • 1 teaspoon of sugar
    • 1 vanilla pod or 8 drops of vanilla essense.
    mix agar agar with the sugar and soya milk in a pan and almost bring to the boil stirring all the time over a low heat.
    remove from the heat and add either the vanilla pod or essence.
    freeze in ice compartement for 1 hour take out and beat throughly before returning to freezer for 1 hour or longer if necesssary.

    Monday, May 22, 2006

    Chocolate Raspberry Mocha Layer Cake

    blend 2 cups granulated sugar with 3/4 cup oil.
    add 1/4 cup water
    stir well and add 2 tsp. vanilla extract.
    in a separate bowl, mix 3 cups flour, 2tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1 cup cocoa.
    measure out 2 cups soymilk and stir in 1 shot of espresso or very strong regular coffee.
    add flour mixture gradually to oil and sugar mixture, alternating with soymilk.
    pour into 2 oiled 9" pans and bake 40 minutes at 350.

    for icing:
    blend 1/2 cup each soy margarine and vegetable shortening;
    gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa until desired flavour is reached
    (usually around 3 cups sugar and 3/4 cup cocoa).
    Thin to desired consistency with either water, soymilk, or raspberry flavouring or coffee for a richer icing.

    When cake is baked, remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
    When cool to the touch, spread the top of the bottom layer with 1/4 to 1/2 cup raspberry jam.
    Top with the second layer, ice and serve

    Medical applications

    Mars, Incorporated, a Virginia-based candy company, spends millions of dollars each year on flavanol research. The company is in talks with pharmaceutical companies to license drugs based on synthesized cocoa flavanol molecules. According to Mars-funded researchers at Harvard, the University of California, and European universities, cocoa-based prescription drugs could potentially help treat diabetes, dementia and other diseases.