Ohh these cookies!
As you already know I love to be in contact with other Food Blogger from all over the world! I love to share the same passion, to talk about food, blogging, food photography and…. cats. Kati is one of the first food blogger I followed on Instagram. She inspired me with her wonderful food creations and we share our deeeeeepppp passion for cats. She is a traveller and loves to live on different places all over the world. And everywhere she stay she find some cats around her.
I’m so happy to share her Chai Spiced White Chocolate Cookies with you as well as an interview.
1. What’s your name?
Hey, my name is Kati and I’m the author and creator of the blog and Instagram account black.white.vivid.
2. Where are you living?
I’m originally from Germany, born in Stralsund, a small town situated right at the Baltic Sea. However I do live abroad since many years. In the last few years I’ve lived in Hong Kong and Cairo among others. Currently I’m enjoying life in Istanbul where I moved to last year, together with my boyfriend and our two cats.
3. Can you tell me something about you?
Since I’m young I have been dreaming of living an international life. After I graduated from High School, I moved abroad and never looked back. I did my Bachelors and Masters degree in Marketing and Management in Holland, the UK and France. After that I came back to Germany where I worked at Amazon for two years before I moved to Hong Kong with my boyfriend. And this is where my culinary journey begins. I became vegan when I was living in Munch and during that time I was already taking care of my diet and myself. But when I moved abroad again, the combination of my healthy life style and new cultural as well as culinary influences brought my approach to food to the next level. That was 3 years ago and it lot has changed in terms of food since then. I’m not vegan anymore but I do believe in a balanced and healthy life. It took me quite a while to start my blog black.white.vivid. and at first I didn’t know that one day it would be so food and since lately travel-focused. Today I work as a part-time e-commerce consultant from home for a German company and part-time blogger and photographer.
4. Wheat means healthy living for you?
For me, a healthy life is a balanced life. I disapprove of strict diets and food trends. I also think that not everyone needs to meditate or do yoga. Crochet can be equally relaxing and a good steak once in a while does wonders to some people. When it comes to sleep however, I’m very consequent. If I don’t feel well or have skin issues I usually have lots of water and go to bed very early. Sleep has real healing power. Of course, healthy living also means to live a conscious life. It’s still important to pay attention to you diet. If you add 10 tablespoons of sugar to your coffee every day, that’s probably not going to improve your well being in the long tern. But a sweet treat once in a while is perfectly fine. Apart from that, greens and fruits but also high-quality grains are very important for me.
5. What is your favorite meal?
At first I thought this question would be difficult to answer. But then I more or less immediately had an idea: Buddha Bowl. Just a short explanation in case. – A Buddha bowl is a bowl filled with raw, cooked and roasted ingredients. As a base you add a grain, I personally like quinoa. Then, throw in some fresh salad leaves, roasted pumpkin or bakes sweet potato. Hummus and avocado is an essential part of my Buddha bowl. I just love that you can easily create your bowl with flavors from different countries. Just add spicy Mexican beans, Asian spiced tofu or sweet cinnamon carrot from Morocco. There are now rules, really. Just be creative.
- ½ cup / 100 grams coconut oil, soft
- ½ cup / 115 grams coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 4 tbsp aquafaba
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1¾ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp chai spice
- 4-6 pieces of vegan white chocolate
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, pinch of salt and chai spice
- In a separat bowl mix sugar and aquafaba until smooth, then add the coconut oil and whisk for about 2 min
- Add the flour mixture tot he sugar mixture and then stir until well combined
- Preheat to 180°C / 350° F
- Line baking sheet with parchement paper
- Using a tea spoon, scoob about 1-1.5 spoons worth of cookie dough and form a ball in your hands, flaten it and place it on baking sheet
- Cut chocolate into small pieces, devide it between al cookies, springle it on top and gently press it into the cookie dough
- Bake for 10-12 min but don’t overbake
- Let it cool before serving