Working together & Eggless Gluten-free Ragi Almond Cookies

Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community was invited by the Mount Carmel College to set up a stall on the premises, since they were inviting various social enterprises/communities and NGOs too. I wanted to use this an opportunity to encourage the generous bakers who always pitch in for social impact work, to share their baked goods with…

Bake for Good & Banana Bran Mini Cakes

How do you decide when something is scaling new heights? By the numbers? Well, that might be true for many people or communities. But for Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community  the way to define how we scale new heights is diametrically opposite. The numbers are important – they tell a story. But is that story compelling…

Fridays & Gluten-free Banana Almond Cake

Is it Friday yet ? Time to put up our feet , time to pick up our favourite book , time to turn each page at leisure, time to look at the colours that pop out of it , time to wonder about the shapes in it. Is it time yet to take afternoon naps…

Moments & Wholewheat Chocolate Cake(Eggless)

That time between the end of night and the break of day. That time between the whispering of leaves and the morning song of birds. That time between the hushed conversations of those out for their night time walks and the silence of the determined ‘early morning’ walkers. That time between being a Consultant peering…

Imperfect parents & Wholewheat Jowar Spinach Crackers

Parenting a little child is never easy, not even for those who share how beautifully well some things are working for them. At least not all the time. And that stands true irrespective of the age of the child and that of the parent. Irrespective of the gender of the child and that of the…

Doing things together & Gluten-free Granola Bars

We went to the local grocery shop a couple of days ago. My little boy was busy jumping up and down , as usual. Suddenly my son spotted a lollipop that he had received on a birthday and he got excited. He started off by asking me to buy him the lollipop. I said No….

Empathy & Gluten-free Buckwheat Coconut Pista Cookies

When you think of empathy, what do you think it might be- A brilliant gesture that changes the world? A flash of lightening that pushes away the negative thoughts? No. Not really. Nothing as dramatic as that. It is so subtle that you do not even notice it at times. So quiet that you cannot…

Bake for impact & Gluten-free Quinoa Oats Breakfast Bites

Until some years ago I used to do small bake sale fundraisers, alone with my super-small 18 litre oven. And I was happy. I would barely raise any funds – but I could raise awareness. And that was enough. It is still enough. After being able to bake with a community of generous bakers, who…

Chemicals or Calories & a bit about Natural Sweeteners

On 5th August, Sunday, I did a knowledge sharing session at the Small Bites Children Dental Clinic  The session covered aspects of how to explore the route to using natural and healthy forms of sweeteners. The focus when we speak about healthy eating in present times should link up to counting the Chemicals, not the Calories….