[RECIPE] Easy Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I felt like baking lately because I missed it so much! Living a year without oven was sad but there were times I attempted to bake cakes with a friend who had one but our cakes didn’t turn out great in texture, even for basic ones, like French yoghurt cakes :( In the end, we concluded it was because the Chinese flour quality wasn’t good so that’s why it happened. Unless you’d be willing to buy imported flour, your baking experiences are pretty much doomed there.

Meanwhile, an American friend introduced me to oatmeal cookies and I totally loved them! She just stirred all the ingredients in a pan before shaping the cookies and let them cool down on a sheet of aluminium foil/wax paper. I didn’t know we could use oatmeal in that way so I was pretty amazed and asked her for the recipe!

I’ve been trying to eat healthier since I came back, I decided to look for a healthier recipe with no sugar and no butter. That’s when I stumbled upon Blogilates’ Easiest Healthiest Cookie Recipe in the World which is the base recipe of what I made in today’s post. I tweaked it a bit :) My variant includes chocolate chips and peanut butter !

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(tl;dr) some kind of reflection on year abroad

My year abroad in Beijing left me little time and motivation to think about blogging and my online life in general but I can’t say I didn’t try. Although it was refreshing of letting everything go for a while, I started missing blogging and felt guilty to have left all my websites in a corner of my mind ever since I came back to Paris, more than a month ago.

After being lazy for enough time, I decided to finally revamp some of my websites, like this blog that has a new layout after God knows how long! As I was still too lazy to code anything by myself, it was a hassle to find a new WP theme but I managed to, in the end lol

China was really something, the culture shock was bigger than what I thought it would be and there are things I still can’t get over but broadening one’s horizons is always good. The many different landscapes you can find in only one country was also an amazing aspect.

This past year kinda felt like I paused my life since my environment changed.

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