From Our Kitchen

Larry and Mindy לארי ומינדי

In America, it is traditional to give your loved ones something sweet to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Or flowers. But seriously, if we have to choose between sweets and flowers...c’mon. “But the calories!” we hear some of you shouting. “The unhealthy sugars!” “The trans fats!”

Not in our kitchen! Here’s a delicious, simple, and healthy recipe you can make, put in a glass container with a pretty bow, and Voila! Instant Valentine’s Day gift.

Mindy’s Carob Nut Squares


3/4 cup organic carob powder

1 cup of organic olive oil or melted coconut oil

1 cup of fresh whole raw nuts, toasted (We think hazelnuts taste best, but we have also tried almonds and Brazil nuts, and a combination of several.)

1 pinch of pure monk fruit powder (optional)



1.     Toast the nuts in a stainless-steel frying pan on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, tossing often so they don’t burn. When done, place aside.

2.     Mix the carob powder and oil (and monk fruit powder if using) until well blended.

3.     Add the toasted nuts and mix.

4.     Pour the mixture into a square baking pan, coated with baking paper.

5.     Freeze for about 30 minutes.

6.     Break into squares (or I should say pieces – not actual precise squares – for goodness sake don’t torture yourself!) and store in the freezer in a closed glass container, coated with baking paper.

7.     Enjoy with your loved ones!


Keep in mind that these tend to be deliciously messy when eating, so you might want to keep a stack of napkins handy and stay away from your couch or carpet!


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