By Traci Porterfield
According to The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, when we’re expressing our unique gifts and talents in service of humanity, we expand abundance, joy, and peace in our own lives as well as in the lives of others. This is the spiritual law of “dharma” or purpose in life. As the Chopra Center’s Human Resources consultant, Traci Porterfield uses her gift of matching the right people with the right position so that they can in turn experience the bliss of living their own dharma.
Naturally intuitive, warm, and empathetic, Traci is also a master matchmaker in the realm of love and romance. In addition to serving at the Chopra Center, she is the president of Love by Design, a personalized matchmaking and relationship coaching company that she founded after many years of informally matching friends and acquaintances with great success.
This month we had the opportunity to sit down with Traci as she shared her life experience as well as wisdom about finding a partner and expanding love in our lives. Click to read the rest of Traci's article >>
This month’s featured recipe . . .
For many, chocolate is the language of love. It certainly has the power to attract and enthrall. Enjoy this sweet treat with a loved one or make a batch to give away.
½ cup cold butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 cup sugar
½ cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup low-fat milk or vanilla soymilk
1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup walnuts, macadamia nuts, or almonds, chopped and toasted
½ cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with oil and set aside. With an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and applesauce. Add the vanilla and milk, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. Mix only briefly after adding the last egg.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cocoa, and baking powder. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time. Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula to incorporate all the ingredients. Be careful not to overmix. Add the nuts and chocolate chips and mix again, very briefly.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool the brownies before eating. Warning: These brownies are delicious!
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