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Little Poo Ball Pictures : Brownies Anyone?

Friday, May 06, 2011

I was thinking the other day “I wonder what people will eat.” Seriously, there are so many shows that depict people eating some pretty gross-looking stuff. And yet they will say it’s not bad or even delicious.

Well the recipe I have to share with you today is amazing. In fact, thinking about it makes my mouth water because it was so good. However, you’ll also notice that the recipe doesn’t have the best look.

Hmm…yeah that doesn’t make a pretty picture, huh? But stick around, I promise it’s delicious.

Before I get to dessert though, let’s start with lunch. I made a big bowl the other day with beans and veggies and I wanted to try out a new dressing. So I took Greek yogurt and mixed in lemon juice, cumin, parsley, and pepper.

I diced the broccoli stem and carrots and dumped pinto beans on top.

Then I added my dressing and ate the bowl with cucumber slices and Food Should Taste Good chips. Delicious!

Not that filling though, so I decided to try out a raw brownie-bite recipe for dessert. It’s not only vegan but gluten-free for me!

First off, I blended up 60 grams of walnuts (about ½ cup?) and 130 grams of dates (maybe a cup? Sorry, I didn’t measure) together in my food processor.

Then I added ½ tsp vanilla and 7 grams of cocoa powder (about a tablespoon plus a teaspoon). After it was blended I pulled the dough out and placed it on the wax paper.

Yup, my giant ball of…anyway. I got nine brownie bites out of this, plus maybe a few stolen bites of the dough. Shhh…

I then tried to take pictures in various angles to see if I could make them look like anything besides little poo balls.

I was unsuccessful. But let me just tell you, that these really are good! Very chocolatey. sweet from the dates, and you get the cocoa antioxidants with healthy fat from the nuts.

So, I’m curious. Does the look of a food determine whether or not you will try it?

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    I used to be much more likely to try a food (or not) based on looks. But at the first of May I decided to go more raw, and much like your poo balls I am finding that some of the raw recipes are not much to see, but yummy indeed!
    2484 days ago
    Well now it will look the same way it comes out so have fun eating them, may try them when I get back home
    2484 days ago
    LOL! Glad they were delicious. Well, what brownie DOESN'T look like that, if you think about it? :)
    2486 days ago
    I make a similar recipe at Christmas time. My husband calls them Reindeer Droppings!!
    2486 days ago
    Too funny! Little Poo Balls! Yummy :)
    2486 days ago
    Funny stuff!

    The appearance totally influences whether or not I will eat something. Since I've been eating pretty much clean, things that look greasy are a real turn off.
    2486 days ago
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