‘What is beautiful is good’

Intentionally raw food is currently the most loyal of the vegan fan club, whereas ‘I-eat-anything-and-everything’ advocates need to reassess their mens rea of sugary intake. Natures avocados, chia seeds, quinoa, flax seeds are the trending beauties of the day, and better still, they are as good as they, sometimes, may look.

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Sweet, fatty, salty foods are the has-beens of today, there have no doubt been some greatly evolved substitutes. Veganism is trending, and what’s intriguing is that the public’s new-found devoted self is such a difficult lifestyle choice that you must be driven by your own passion to succeed, which makes it near impossible to be just a superficial follower.

These brownies, 4 essential but versatile ingredients, take 5 minutes and equal a piece of affordable vegan heaven. Being a vegan isn’t cheap, its popularity hasn’t reached the zenith of consumerism, it’s simply expensive to be healthy, and unfortunately the cost of sustainability comes at a high price, we’re not all cut out to be the hero.

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Beautiful food is ubiquitous, in Paris it comes in the form of crème brûlée to street crêpes, in Italy it embraces nostalgic gelato, and universally we embrace the beauty of it- our eyes eat first. Beauty isn’t always in the eye of the beholder. Today we are universally conditioned to see the beauty of fluffy quinoa, polenta pizza and creamy almond butter- so in this case what is beautiful is good and it wants to keep us alive longer.

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Recipe + Method

350g Medjool dates

150g pecans

25g raw cacao powder

2-3 tbsp agave syrup

Add the pecans in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped, a few seconds should do it. Add the dates, blitz again, and then add the cacao powder and agave syrup. It will form a rough ball

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Now we have two options- you can have it as is, or you can set it in a baking tin and refrigerate for a few hours (either way, store them in fridge). To finish, dust with cacao powder.

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39 thoughts on “‘What is beautiful is good’

  1. Looks lovely, just wondering if I can fit these into my diet, I have high cholesterol and am borderline diabetic . The diet I have has come from the doctor, Oh how I miss nice food 😀

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