A Chocolate Chai Goji
I love me some butter and eggs, but I’d definitely like to try one of these psychedelic-looking Mandala cakes—made with raw vegan ingredients—by Los Angeles-based raw vegan chef Stephen McCarty aka Sukhavati. (Sukhavati means “Happy” in Hindi.)
I wonder if they taste as good as they look? Since I live in Los Angeles, I just might have to give one of these a try. Honestly, though, they’re so beautiful, I’d hate to slice it up. But that’s kind of the point with these Mandela cakes, right? Sand Mandala art by Tibetan Buddhists monks is a tradition where a complex Mandala is painstakingly made over the course of several weeks with tiny grains of colored sand. (If you’ve never seen one before, they’re absolutely gorgeous. Just Google it.) When the Sand Mandala is finished, it is “ritualistically dismantled” with the attendant ceremonies to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of life on this material plain.”
Netflix’s House of Cards featured in one if its episodes the construction and destruction of a Mandala. You can watch the short clip here.
A Lavender Lemon Blueberry
A Strawberry Rose Cacao
An Asian Pear Ginger
Raw vegan cheesecake
A Coconut Caramel Cacao
All photos via Stephen McCarty on Instagram.
Via Beautiful Decay