Raw vegan spiced-chocolate tart

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The idea for this raw vegan spiced-chocolate tart came to me the other night, while I was sleeping. I kid you not, I woke my husband up and was like: “What if I made a spiced chocolate tart! 😐 ” Needless to say, he doesn’t remember this happening. lol

So the recipe itself has been brewing in my mind for few days now, until finally this morning I decided screw it, what’s the worst that come happen?

I soaked some cashews in water and like a mad scientist, started imagining what ingredients I should put into my tart. And I’ve got to say, I pretty damn pleased with the outcome.

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Cashew soaking time and tart setting time aside, the recipe took me 15 minutes flat to assemble. I’m not even kidding.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Crust:
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1 cup of almond mill
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of melted organic coconut oil
  • Organic vanilla extract
Filling:
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of date syrup
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
  • 300 gm of soaked cashew nuts (soaked for over 4 hours)
  • Strawberries to top with

Here’s how it’s done, son:

  • First, make the crust by mixing the almond mill, dates, vanilla, seasalt and coconut oil in a food processor until it has a crumbly texture.
  • With one of those pie pans with the removable sides, press the crust mixture down until nice and firm.
  • Then, in a blender blend the rest of the ingredients together on high for 2-4 minutes until mixture is so creamy you want to bathe in it forever.
  • Pour mixture onto the crust and let set in freezer for at least two hours.
  • When you’re ready to serve, decorate with the strawberries and let it set out of the freezer for at least 20 minutes so that it has a nice chewy consistency, not still frozen.
  • Enjoy 🙂

Do you understand how ridiculously simple this recipe is? Yet, it looks, tastes and will make you feel magnificent! I see now reason why you shouldn’t go straight-up  bananas and try this raw vegan spiced chocolate tart right now! It’s friggin good and it’s got no processed crap which means it’s easy on your temple AND you get to satisfy you sweet tooth cravings! Sounds like a win-win to me! No?

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Go ahead, go for it. And if you’ve got any questions ask me in the comment section below.

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A Mardi Gras tummy celebration fit for a king at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

“Why don’t you try a little bit of everything, madam?” And so, I did. I tried a little bit of everything. And I’m damn happy I did.

Brunching with the hubster at @ruthschriddubai

What a lovely way to spend your evening. Amazing service, delicious food and killer views of the #dubaimarina

#meatloversbrunch #ruthschrisdubai #addresshotel #dubaimarina #marina #dessert #dessertporn #brunch #zomato #zomatouae ##cheesecake #cake #yum #eat #dubaifood #tastedubai (at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Dubai)

Oh no. Scratch out my last post, I can’t not have this…

What a brunch this afternoon at the #zomatomeetup at #PalazzoVersace I’m going to hate myself later for eating this much, but the food was too good to stop myself.

This is just 1 tenth of the dessert spread! Delicious!

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These bad boys just got featured on #feedfeed AGAIN! This. This right here is happiness.

My chewy raw cinnamon, coffee and chocolate cashew bars! No refined sugar, no dairy and no gluten. Oh…and lots of flavor. I promise.

#happy #happylife #vegan #raw #rawvegan #veganfoodlovers #bestoftheday #bestofvegan #straightupbananas #yum #gloobyfood #feedfeed #healthy #delicious #chocolate #chocoholic #gelato #dessert #dessertporn (at Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Healthy, gooey protein brownies

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Today I’ve got another easy, quick and healthy dessert recipe for you brewing right now in the Straight-up Bananas HQ.

I know what you’re thinking. Is she posting yet ANOTHER brownie recipe? My answer to you is ‘yes, God damnit’! I do what I want. And I want brownies in and around my mouth so shush!

This recipe is awesome because it’s not only gluten free, dairy free and sugar free, but also jam-packed with protein and fiber! Perfect for those who like to bulk up on protein (like the mister). This magic ingredient here is that I’m using black-eyed peas to keep the brownies moist since I’ll be using almond and oat flour instead of traditional flour. At this point, I know you think I’ve gone completely bananas, but you’ve got nothing to lose! Go Straight-up Bananas with me and give it a try!


So here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 1 can of organic black-eyed peas
  2. ½ cup of melted organic coconut oil
  3. ½ cup of honey or maple syrup
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. sea salt
  7. ¼ cup of melted dark chocolate
  8. ½ cup of oat flour
  9. ½ cup of almond flour
  10. ¼ cup of organic cocoa powder
  11. ½ tsp of baking powder 
  12. ½ cup of organic chocolate chips

Here’s how it’s done, son:

First, place the black-eyed peas, coconut oil, honey, eggs, vanilla and sea salt in a blender and blitz until very smooth (No lumps)

Then, sift together the oat flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and almond flour together and mix with the wet mixture until well incorporated.

Then, mix in the melted chocolate.

Place in a baking tray and top with chocolate chips.

Bake for 20-30 minutes (until the mixture has juuuuust set but is still a bit gooey in the centre.

Let cool and then cut up into cubes.

Voila! There you’ve got it! Easy, healthy chocolate chip brownies that are not only good for your body but absolutely delicious!

Go Straight-up Bananas and give them a try. THEN, follow me on Instagram please by clicking here.

Oh look, it’s another healthy brownie recipe! Gluten free, sugar free and jam packed with plant based protein. Recipe is up on the blog now!

Now off to my truffle cooking class at @eataly @dubaimall

#straightupbananas #chocolate #chocoholic #plantbased #healthy #brownies #dessert #dessertporn #dessertpics #blog #dubai #lifeofablogger #eat #food #foodie # (at The Dubai Mall)

This little piggie went to brunch and 7 courses later naively told the waitress that she couldn’t possibly finish this dessert. HA!

#eatwithme #delicious #foodie #food #foodporn #foodgasm #foodcoma #brunch #ritzcarlton #toddenglish #straightupbananas #foodbaby #dessertpics #dessertporn #love #Zomato (at Todd English’s Olives Abu Dhabi)

That chocolate fondant may look innocent, but inside it’s a molten morsel of naughty chocolate goodness.

#naughty #chocolate #chocoholic #dessert #dessertporn #dessertpics #icecream #strawberries #dubai #yum #food #foodporn #foodgasm #dubaifood #dmc #dubaimediacity #pascaltepper (at Pascal Tepper French Bakery Dubai Media City.)

Could not be happier at the moment! My coffee, cinnamon and chocolate cashew bars just got featured on #feedfeed

Happy dance mode: activated 🙌🙅🙆

#straightupbananas #happy #love #food #healthy #delicious #dessertpics #dessertporn #love #fresh #foodporn #foodgasm #dubaifood #dubaifoodie #dubai #mydubai #dxb #raw #vegan #recipe #rawvegan (at Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

In this gloomy weather wouldn’t you rather be at home, in bed, in your pjs, munching on these and Netflix binging? I know I would.

I made some healthy raw vegan key lime cake! Super easy to make!

Recipe is up on the #blog.

#straightupbananas #lemon #keylime #rain #raw #vegan #fruit #fruitporn #gloobyfood #uaehealthmovement #fit #thin #healthy #fitness #rawvegan #veganfoodlovers #bestoftheday #bestofvegan #inbed #dessertpics #dessertporn #love #fresh #pie #feedfeed (at Dubai Media City)