What’s the difference between raw chocolate and regular chocolate, is all chocolate the same?
This course will show you the difference and you will be given the good news… chocolate can be good for you.
You’ll discover the basics of raw chocolate making, without the need for any fancy equipment and the do’s and don’t of working with raw chocolate to ensure each batch sets perfect and you can impress your friends and family with delicious and nutritious chocolate.
We will cover:
- How to work with cacao
- Plant based syrups and sugars
- Basic raw chocolate recipe
- How to make individual chocolate hearts
- How to make a chocolate slab
- How to temper your chocolate to make long lasting chocolate with the perfect shine and snap
- Textures and the world of colours
- Where to source your ingredients
Throughout the day we will be using pure organic ingredients, using simple recipes that are full of flavour. You will be going home with a delicious box of raw chocolate that you have made throughout the course…that’s if they make it home!
This day is hands on and focuses on empowering you with the skills to make all of your own delicious, tasty and nutritious raw chocolate in the comfort of your own kitchen. All ingredients we use is vegan, gluten free, sugar cane free and dairy free. There will also be an option to make recipes suitable for those on a ketogenic diet.
Salena’s vision is to be able to grow all of the plant sweeteners for her own chocolate and cakes on her beautiful land called Ysbryd y Coed in Wales and on this day Salena will share the wonders of yacon with you. Salena has spent the last number of years developing the perfect tempered raw chocolate syrup recipe and she will be sharing this secret recipe with you on the day, along with the tempering process for plant-based sugars.
You can book The Art of Raw Chocolate Making directly from Salena’s website here:
Your teacher on this course is:
Salena Walker M.N.N.A, N.H.F, Adv. Dip, N.H.F. Dip, P.G.C.E, BA(Hons)
I am a fully qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist, living on ten acres of land with my partner, with whom I am currently building a wooden cabin at the edge of our woodland. This will be a permanent home and the centre of our natural lifestyle. My mission in life is to connect others to their internal and external environment, focusing on what they drink, eat, breathe, think – and even excrete! I feel as if I have been studying naturopathy and nutrition since a young child, as I explored the differences I could make through my food choices and discovered the stillness of nature amongst the beautiful Welsh landscape in the Valleys of South Wales, where I grew up.
My real deep dive into the world of naturopathy and nutrition began back in 2008. I started to become very tired. In fact, the word ‘tired’ does not even begin to describe how I felt. Neither myself, nor my doctor, had any idea of what was wrong. I was finally diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Pernicious Anaemia. I believed the diagnosis, but was too stubborn to accept the prognosis. And so my journey began… I started my studies with the intention of learning, but eventually found the way to healing my autoimmune dis-ease and ended up becoming a practitioner, a naturopathic teacher, writer and a motivational wellness speaker!
I am passionate about living the naturopathic way, at one with nature. My hope is that it will also inspire part of your own transformational journey. My aim is to empower people with the tools they need for their own healing journey.
Qualifications and Professional Bodies:
- Full Member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association
- Advanced Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition
- Practitioner Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition
- Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
- Fully Qualified Teacher – P.G.C.E. and N.Q.T. status
“I look forward to meeting you and indulging in the beautiful cacao bean together x”