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Are you guys prepared for one of the best cookies in the entire world? I’m completely, completely in love with these. I can not depend my blessings sufficient for having had the inspiration for this ingredient mixture. I’m simply grateful they exist.

Now, chestnut flour isn’t your most typical ingredient, however it’s WORTH monitoring it down as a result of it’s attractive. And it’s also naturally candy and nutty. And one other additionally…. chestnuts with cranberries and pecans are similar to the sweetest cookie dream.

I’ve made these cookies many instances. The one motive I make different cookies is as a result of I really like experimenting and discovering new, fascinating flavors. In any other case, these and solely these could be on fixed rotation.

On a unique word, I wish to put up my evaluate of Twelve Years a Slave as a result of I learn it, I beloved it, and I feel everybody ought to learn it.

The ebook is a brief memoir of Solomon Northup, born a free man and kidnapped within the mid 1800s, then bought into slavery the place he spent 12 years of his life and was given a unique title. Are you able to even think about? 🤯

The narrative tries to be subjective and doesn’t go an excessive amount of into private opinions and uncooked feelings, although it does describe the tough circumstances and inhumane cruelty one man can inflict on one other.

Why do I feel everybody ought to learn this? First, as a result of historical past and classes usually are not taught/discovered from bland dates. These truly by no means persist with me. Second, as a result of whereas there’s energy in numbers (and we should always know concerning the hundreds of thousands of individuals in bondage throughout the planet & the hundreds of a whole bunch in America), nothing compares to the primary hand account of particular person expertise when making an attempt to know what these numbers truly imply. And whereas we’ll by no means truly KNOW what and the way it occurred and by no means truly actually perceive the implications and the trauma that lingers to at the moment, we will most undoubtedly strive. Third, as a result of whereas it is a shameful a part of historical past (and there’s many others internationally), humanity tends to repeat the identical injustices if tales like this usually are not heard. There may be an estimate 40 million folks at the moment in fashionable slavery – compelled labor below risk, human trafficking, folks nonetheless born into slavery (!), baby slavery & baby labor, compelled early marriage of minors, to call just a few.😥 If we perceive how this infiltrates our (privileged) each day lives and the affect this truly has on different folks in one other a part of the world, we’ll purchase merchandise in another way, we’ll make each day selections primarily based on totally different issues, we would truly select to refuse to help whole industries and merchandise altogether, we would select to journey in another way, vote in another way, or truly take a step additional and help those that actively battle in opposition to it. Personally, I additionally think about that billions of animals are additionally exploited in circumstances much like slavery and torture, for the advantage of their house owners, and it’s one of many causes I’m vegan.🐮

Now let’s do some baking, we could!

Vanilla chestnut cookies with cranberries and candied pecans

Makes 10-12 cookies


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup chestnut flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/four tsp salt
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • half cup candied pecans
  • 1/four cup olive oil
  • half cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Add the dry components to a bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the moist components and blend to make a dough.
  4. Roll and press to make 10 or 12 cookies, relying on how large you need them.
  5. Organize the cookies within the tray and bake for 20 minutes in a fan compelled oven (or 45 minutes in an everyday oven).

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