Saturday, November 28, 2015

Eggless chocolate/chocolate chip cookies

What you will need

•1 1/3 Cup organic whole wheat/all purpose flour 
•1/2 Cup organic chocolate chips (Sun spire 65% cacao)
•1/2 Tsp organic vanilla extract (optional)
•1/2 Cup organic sweet cream butter melted at room temperature (we leave the butter out overnight)
•Pinch of salt (Skip if you are using salted butter)
•4 Tbsp organic milk
•1/3 Cup organic coconut palm sugar
•2 Tbsp organic cocoa (add for 'chocolate' choco chip cookies only)
•1/2 Tsp pure baking soda
•Pizza stone or cookie sheet

 Here is how to..
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk well dry ingredients (add cocoa for chocolate cookies only) 
  3. Whisk together butter, milk and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients and knead well. 
  5. Pinch off tablespoon-size pieces of the dough, press them gently and place them on pizza stone.
  6. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or till they are golden brown. Remove from oven n cool on a rack.
  7. Enjoy!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Eggless/vegan chocolate cake!!

What you will need
  • 2 Cups organic whole wheat pastry flour (Bob's Red Mill organic pastry flour) 
  • 2 Cups organic coconut palm sugar (Madhava organic coconut sugar)
  • 2 Tsp pure baking soda ( Bobs Red Mill pure baking soda)
  • 1/2 Tsp freshly grounded organic cardamom ( Frontier organic cardamom)
  • 1 Tsp salt (real sea salt)
  • 6 Tbsp organic non alkaline cocoa powder(Ahlaska organic baker's cocoa)
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 Tsp organic vanilla (Frontier organic vanilla)
  • 1 Tsp Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 Tbsp organic canola oil (Spectrum organic canola oil)
  • 1 Cup organic walnuts ( 1/2 cup to mix in batter, 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat pan with oil and flour. Add an extra bowl of water to oven to keep cake moist.
2. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients and whisk well.
3. In a separate bowl mix well wet ingredients.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix them together with 1/2 cup nuts
5. Pour batter in pan and sprinkle with leftover nuts.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes
7. Cool in pan for 15 minutes
8. Loosen edges, and turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Vasistha's Yoga ~ An ultimate masterpiece for the spiritual seekers!

This world-appearance is a confusion: even as the blueness of the sky is an optical illusion. I think it is better not to let the mind dwell on it, but to ignore it. (1.3.2)

Yatah Sarvani bhutani pratibhanti sthitani ca
Yatrai ‘vo  'pasamam yanti tasmai satyatmane namaha. (1)

Salutations to that reality in which all the elements, and all the animate and inanimate beings shine as if they have an independent existence, and in which they exist for a time and into which they merge.

Jnata jnanam tatha jneyam drasta darsana drsyabuh Karta hetuh kriya yasmat tasmai jnaptyatmane namaha. (2)

Salutations to that consciousness which is the source of apparently distinct threefold divisions of 
knower, knowledge and known.
Seer, sight and seen.
Doer, doing and deed.

Sphuranti sikara yasmad anandasysa ‘mbare ‘vanau 
Sarvesam jivanam tasmai brahmanandatmane namaha.(3)

Salutations to that bliss absolute (the ocean of bliss) which is the life of all beings whose happiness and unfoldment is derived from the shower of spray from that ocean of bliss.

Have a colorful day:)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"LOVE" by Alexandr Milov ~ One of the most powerful art pieces!

The sculpture of two adults after a disagreement with their back to each other. Yet the inner child in both of them simply wants to connect and love the other. Age has taught us much, but what we all can live without is Ego, Pride, Vanity and Grudges that prevent us from forgiving and moving ahead. The free spirit exhibited by children IS OUR TRUE NATURE!