Our inaugural book is called “Starters”, by Lissa Price. This is a badass YA dystopian (as opposed to the less cool ones, of which there are plenty) about a girl named Callie. She is 16, tough, and one of a dying breed: young people? A future world war resulted in a viral attack that killed the population between 20-60. Modern science has increased the lifespan of “Enders” to 150,+or-. The only option for an unclaimed minor (starter) to make money is to rent their body to an Ender… But what will they do with it?
The only real food mentioned in the novel are Supertruffles: vitamin infused chocolate. To the joy of PMS-ers everywhere, here’s an actually healthy Supertruffle recipe! They taste like chocolate-covered raisins had a baby with a brownie. Did I mention good for ya? You will note in the picture that mine aren’t totally smooth. That’s because I was too impatient to let my cashews soak. If you do, the texture will be much smoother.
1 cup raw cashews, soaked 1 hour, for selenium, zinc, and phosphorous!
1/2 cup nut butter: I used almond, for protein and “good fats”!
1/2 cup cacao ( or baking cocoa), for the antioxidant power!
1/2 cup raw honey (or regular), for digestive health!
1/4 cup maple syrup, full of magnesium!
2 tb coconut flour, fiber-ful!
1/2 tsp sea salt
Food processor: this dough is crazy thick. Ball ’em up. Try not to get busted by a Marshal.