Douglas McNish, head chef of Toronto’s Raw Aura organic and raw restaurant is back to help us learn how to cook his healthy, vegan, and — this week — raw recipes. Watch for more of his column, published twice a month here at Blisstree.
Valentine’s Day might be over, but you can celebrate love (even if it’s just of chocolate) year-round with a dessert like Doug’s raw Chocolate Avocado Pie. Maca comes from the Andes Mountains, where it’s been regarded as a powerful aphrodisiac for hundreds of years. It’s best known for boosting the male libido and balancing hormone levels. The cayenne in this dessert not only adds a delicious kick to the chocolate, but it also helps speed up the metabolism, giving you and your partner extra energy and “staying power,” if you know what we mean. More