At what point in time did I realize that I am a mother with complete certainty ? The question itself might sound absurd when you think of the fact that I have two human kids and 2 canine kids too, all of whose birth and entry into my life should have been enough to make me feel sure. That I am a mother.
Each of them did take me a little further into my realization. I became a mother slowly. You question your own motherhood from time to time due to many factors. You know you are there and yet that ‘little something’ which makes you feel sure evades you. You wait for that big moment to burst into your life to convince you.
And then there is this – a quiet moment between your kids, that tiptoes into your day, into your life.On an ordinary afternoon. And you know with a sense of peace that you are a mother indeed. When you have raised a child whose compassion shows in his gesture, in the way he expresses, without a word.
On that note, let me share a recipe which is Gluten-free and Vegan ( in line with my belief to be compassionate towards all beings) – this yum Orange Almond Cake.
1 cup Jowar Flour
1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
1tsp Baking powder
3/4 cup Raw, Unrefined sugar
1 cup Applesauce
1/2 cup fresh orange juice. Zest of one orange.
Roasted almonds as per one’s taste.
Preheat the oven at 160 degrees C. Grease a round baking pan and keep it aside. Sieve well the flours,baking powder, salt and keep aside.
Whisk the applesauce,oil and raw sugar nicely and beat well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients gently and mix with spatula. Do not over mix the batter. Add the orange juice and zest. Pour the batter to the already prepared pan.
Bake in middle rack for 25 minutes,until its done.
Let the cake cool completely.