Hi there! My name is Jacquie...
Diagnosed by 3 separate physicians at the mere age of 22 with fibromyalgia, the thought of going on multiple pills a day for the rest of my life frightened me. How could someone this young be in so much pain as well as tired and sick? It didn’t make sense, and I couldn’t accept it. The next 6 months were a struggle. I was embarrassed to admit my diagnosis to anyone, and I was either in denial or determined to prove to myself that they were wrong. I had good days and bad days, and over time I started to realize that I would feel better on days that I ate whole, organic foods. The years to follow were years of experimentation – determining what food I needed in my diet daily and what foods I should have in moderation or should remove all together so that my body could heal.
By the end of it, I knew one thing for sure – God gave us everything in our food to be healthy and happy, and food has been genetically engineered and sprayed with harmful chemicals, filling our bodies with toxins as well as leaving us malnourished. Food is my medicine. I believe in whole foods and I believe that if you want to feel radiant and unstoppable, eat simply.
Over these past few years, I have tried too many “raw” and “gluten-free” and "organic” and “dairy-free” desserts that have been just plain terrible. This self-proclaimed foodie made it a hobby to get creative in the kitchen. I was determined to make healthy delicious versions of my childhood favorites, starting with one that followed me into adulthood, chocolate. It became a necessity to always have raw chocolates in the fridge. I never imagined that I would have the privilege to make them for others. And, here marked the start of something great. Something that involved chocolate.