3 Reasons – Healthy Cupcakes and Sharing them with kids

3 reasons why we should distribute healthy cupcakes to kids to give a moment of joy when the poverty that surrounds them cannot be removed with just one baked good ? Well, there are more than 3 and very good ones at. Here is #Why1 – Because look back on your own childhood. What do you…

Vegan Diwali Treat? Yes, Please! (Published first on Pyjama People)

There are hardly any Vegan Indian sweets to speak of, or to taste. While many Indians are vegan, gluten, dairy products, and sugar are pretty much the main ingredients to all our sweets. So what’s a vegan to do on Diwali? First, remember, history’s got your back. There are a few gluten-free Indian sweets you can…

Dark Chocolate Fudge Pie

goIndiaOrganic Plattershare BellyNirvana Associate Program – I can’t have enough of the flavour that the Apple Cider Vinegar which I received from goIndiaOrganic as part of the Plattershare Belly Nirvana program. So I have been looking to include it in my baking in small but significant ways. Here’s a lovely way to include this super- healthy ingredient even in a decadent and delicious Dark Chocolate Fudge Pie 🙂 There are subtle hints of ACV that make this pie so much better than it might have been otherwise in terms of flavour. Recipe Link :

Of Baking and Sons

How a mother bakes for her children, a lot of times “seems” to be seen as a reflection of her love for them ! Don’t we all remember how our mothers would bake cakes for us or brownies for our friends? When I was pregnant, as it usually happens particularly with me, I started procrastinating about what kind of mother I would want to be. You know how mothers are about their babies right? “Let me learn Mrs X’s recipe of chocolate brownies because my son/daughter likes them that way” or “Let me make a batch of those cookies for…

Another ‘first’ – who heard about selling cakes to raise funds for abandoned/injured animals?

Originally posted in March 2012 For all of you who have been seeing my posts about dogs (adoptions, welfare and anything else! ) on Facebook, irrespective of whether you share the same love or not, there is something I want to share – the first time I have ever sold my baked products was to raise money for a non-profit organization that works towards the recue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned and injured dogs, primarily the Indian stray ones. As you read this post, at some level it might seem strange, that I chose to link my passion for baking…