Photo: Ella Woodward

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Brownies That Inspire
A deep, dark chocolate brownie can do much more than put a smile on someone's face, as Ella Woodward learned when she posted this recipe on her blog, Deliciously Ella. Making the fudgy treats—which she enlivens with orange zest and covers with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth almond-butter icing—moved some readers to write to Woodward, telling her that simply preparing these brownies got them to move outside their comfort zones and get more creative in the kitchen (a sweet moment for any blogger!).

Get the recipe: Raw Chocolate-Orange Brownies