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….

Taking your kids along & Oats-Buckwheat Granola Bars !

About 10 days ago I had the community meetup for Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community which is a 23,000 member healthy baking community that I started in November 2014. As with most events, I almost always take my little ones along. My son has been at many events, presentations, client meetings with me. And now so…

Giving it one last shot & Gluten-Free Jowar Coconut Almond Cookies

Sometimes all it takes is perseverance. Nothing else works. As a mother, I persevere each day to find pockets of calmness that I can then share with those around me. As a working woman who needs to work from home, I persevere to keep looking for those who realize that one’s life phase of motherhood…

Of Sons and Daughters, and Gluten-free Seed Cookies

Some weeks ago we were standing outside a shop in a market at Chandigarh. A lady (who I suppose believes in the power of small talk) came over with her grand daughter and asked me if the baby in my lap was my son or daughter. I replied that it was my daughter. Her response…

Why Ovenderful is, where it is today.

Many of you have seen the kind of note 2017 has started on , for Ovenderful. Receiving such a lot of recognition and appreciation is incredible, but also overwhelming. It also leads to a whole lot of soul – searching , at least for me it did. People will probably say that one should savour…

A double rarity and the Malpua-inspired Barley & Jaggery Biscuits

A Punjabi with a close to zero-sweet tooth ! That is a rarity isn’t it ? A baker with no inclination to eat the sweet bakes – how is that for a double rarity ! When I share that I am not particularly fond of sweets, most people’s reactions range from mild amusement to intense shock. Growing up in Calcutta with vacations in Delhi exposed me to the delicious sweets that define both these cities. My early childhood memories and even those from the recent past are filled with sweet encounters – Of my Dad and cousin visiting the little…