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Sunnuntai 7.12.2014 klo 12:56 - Andrea, Emo-Anne
Hi, I am Andrea, the blogger behind www.sweetsunflowers.com. In love with ballet, iPhone Photography and simple vegan food. I am a life coach (and help) that helps introverted and kind hearted people through art, including dance, photography and writing.
I live in Vienna, Austria, with my family and two cats, John and Cleo, in a cozy apartment. My first language is German but I write in English, because I love experimenting with new ways to communicate. One quote, by Martha Graham, has accompanied me since I started dancing when I was 15. “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” So, your passion, seeking spirit and open heart is all you need to have a better relationship with yourself and everyone around you.
Actually one of my favorite seasons is right now. It is Christmas time. I love to see windows decorated with holiday lights. As every year I decorate an Advent garland of fir branches with 4 candles. This year the color of the candles is golden. These last months I unfortunately didn´t find time to dance as much I would have loved to. So, what I did: I booked cards for the opera to see Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite in December at the Vienna opera house. It would not be Christmas without this lovely ballet. Right?
Christmas Chocolate Cookies
200 g dark chocolate
100 ml plant oil (I use frying oil which is some kind of soft sunflower oil)
180 g cane sugar
1 vanilla bean or grounded vanilla essence
2 tbsp apple sauce
120 ml plant milk (soya, rice or oat milk)
pitch of salt
120 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 160°C
Chop the chocolate coating and melt it in a hot water bath.
Halve the vanilla pods lengthways and scrape out the soft pulp
Put all ingredients in the mixer, and stir slowly until smooth.
Using a teaspoon scoop up small amounts of mixture (walnut size) and using a second teaspoon place the mixture on the sheet in about 6 cm intervals.
Bake the cookies for 15-25 minutes (depending on the size of your cookies), then let them cool down
Sprinkle with powder sugar and grounded pimento.