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The Almost Zero-Effort Cacao Tart That’s Actually Good For You

AND IT'S VEGAN. Food stylist and kitchen extraordinaire Bella Koh (@catslavery) tells us how it's done in the first of the new "The Cat Kitchen" series.
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You know what’s so very millennial? The whole concept of clean eating. You know what’s also very millennial? Ordering quinoa salads and green smoothies from an app. As hopeless millennials, we’re guilty of taking the easy (though admittedly convenient) route of ordering food via our phones rather than partake in the slow life and you know, actually see the kitchen as something more than a place to cook instant ramen.

Well, not anymore! To prove that good food that’s good for you can come from your own kitchen with hardly any effort on your end, we decided to ask Bella Koh of @catslavery, food stylist, super mama, major cat lover and purveyor of the slow life, to craft a series of gorgeous recipes out of what she affectionately calls “The Cat Kitchen”. If you’re the sort who has relied on cake mixes all your life, don’t worry – everyone can do these recipes. Some don’t even require any cooking or baking, so there’s no chance of burning anything. First up, a vegan cacao and almond butter tart! For more drool-worthy (but super healthy) meal suggestions, don’t forget to check out Bella’s Instagram here.

 

INGREDIENTS

THE BASE:
200g organic oats
40g coconut oil, melted
30g almond butter
30g raw honey ( or substitute with agave syrup to make it vegan)

FIRST LAYER:
150g almond butter

SECOND LAYER:
135g coconut oil
100g raw cacao powder
75g almond butter
60g raw honey
60g coconut sugar

 

 

THE METHOD

1. First, make the top layer by simply popping all the ingredients into a medium pan and melting them together over a low heat. Make sure it doesn’t burn and it’ll turn into a glossy, gorgeous mixture. Set aside to cool.
2. For the base, blend the oats in a food processor. Then, add in all the other ingredients and blend.
3. Press the mixture into a 12″ x 8″ rectangular tart pan or 10″ round tart pan.
4. Next, spread the almond butter over the top and leave it in the freezer for 30 minutes or until hardened.
5. Lastly, pour the cacao mixture over the top and spread it out evenly.
6. Garnish with silvered almonds or any dried fruits and nuts you fancy!
7. Store in the freezer for 2-3 hours and it will be ready to serve!

 

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