Rich Raw Vegan Brownie recipe
After the Easter break, I bet you don’t want to hear the word chocolate again! Here’s a guilt-free treat to get you through the easter detox.
This amazing brownie recipe is vegan, raw and packed with nuts and coconut for extra goodness. Head over to lushscoop.com to see more mouth-watering recipes or to grab your copy of the latest magazine.
About Nha Trang Cooking Class
As a part of The Anam’s new cultural experiences, guest can embed themselves into a ‘day in the life’ situation with a Vietnamese family from the neighbouring countryside of Nha Trang.
Designed around the idea of families coming together for a delectable feast the day-long tour saw us visiting different local markets and shops and learning about daily life over traditional Vietnamese ice-coffed before sitting down to a three-course meal.
We are picked up by our host Dat who shares a little knowledge of Vietnam and daily life before asking US what we might like to cook. The menu is completely left up to us and we settle on morning glory, chicken with lemongrass and chilli and bánh xèo.
To buy the ingredients for the afternoon’s cooking class, everyone together visits the local’s markets, a herb stall, bakery and noodle making house. Dat introduces us to local farmers and artisans offering insight into each traditional trade.
‘We give you a unique inside view to the traditional style of Vietnamese cooking, renowned for its combination of 5 taste senses and use of the freshest local ingredients, making it the best and healthiest cuisine in the world.’ Dat explains his love for the Vietnamese cuisine.
The other amazing thing I loved about our day is finding out about Dat’s charity and community work. They help the facilitation of sponsoring children in their community. These kids are disadvantaged and the money helps to support their education. They have a guest house on their property that is available for volunteers taking part in charity projects.
‘At Nha Trang cooking class (VIET GARDEN) we believe in giving back to the people in the community who are most in need. Every tour, we contribute to our chosen charity project, usually focused on helping individual children who cannot afford an education and are living in poverty. Together we can change the lives of people who have little chance and even less hope. We will pay for their education and give them the tools they need to live a fulfilled life. We are dedicated to their cause and are fully transparent in showing you how a percentage of the cost of every tour and every donation gets to the people we have chosen. We have included a page on this website listing everyone who has contributed, giving full exposure to what our charity does with the money that you spend.’
For the base:
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup organic medjool dates (soaked in warm water for a few minutes)
- 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional, for extra gooey goodness)
- 1 TBS maca & 1 TBS mesquite powder (optional)
Line a cake/brownie pan with coconut oil or baking paper. Process all of your ingredients in a food processor, starting with the walnuts – then gradually adding the dry to wet ingredients. Use short quick pulses to prevent it from becoming too smooth (i like my brownies to have a bit of crunch). Once its sticking together nicely press the mixture into the base of a cake/brownie pan and place it in the freezer until the chocolate topping it done.For the top:
- 2 Tbs organic raw cacao powder
- 1/3 cup raw organic coconut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
Blend the chocolate mixture until smooth and creamy. Tip it on top of the brownie mixture and smooth it over into a nice wave like chocolate-y swirl. Place in the freezer until firm (usually about 20 mins).
Serve and enjoy!!
Nha Trang Cooking Class
‘The ‘A Day in the Life’ Cultural Cooking Tour is the latest initiative from The Anam property to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to supporting the local population and its businesses. ‘
The ‘A Day in the Life’ Cultural Cooking Tour is offered daily from 9am from The Anam and includes transfers by car or Vespa, tour guide, entrance fees, banh mi baguettes, coffee, a three-course meal including soft drinks and local beer, recipes and insurance. It is priced from 1,360,000 VND (USD 59) per person based on a family or group of 5-6 guests. Prices for smaller groups and families are available on request.’
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