I posted some deliciously crumbly Whole Wheat Chocolate chip cookies a few weeks back. I have been making a batch every other week and thought of trying out a gf version. So another keeper Chocolate chip cookie recipe came about.
These cookies have Pearl Millet(Bajra) flour and are spiced with ginger and molasses. You can substitute Bajra with any gluten free flour. I have made variation of these cookies a bunch of times with combinations of sorghum, rice, millet and/or nuts.
Millets, like sorghum, are predominantly starchy. The protein content is comparable to that of wheat and maize. Pearl and little millet are higher in fat, while finger millet contains the lowest fat. Millets are also relatively rich in iron and phosphorus. The bran layers of millets are good sources of B-complex vitamins. My millet flour collection has Pearl (Bajra), Finger (Ragi) and Sorghum(Jowar). Some of these grains and flours have a strong acquired taste. I use spices like ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom etc to help mask the taste in cookies and bakes.
It was National Vegan Pizza day today. We consumed Pizza in some form or the other pretty much every other day this week. Today, we were planning to hit Pizza Pi in Seattle, but that plan got postponed to tomorrow. A bunch of Pizzas on the blog collection here. There are some amazing Vegan Pizzas flying around on the Interwebz this weekend. Check out Kristy's Breakfast Pizza with Tofu scramble, Potatoes, greens and cashew mozarella!
Dont you just love chocolate chip cookies! More Cookies collection here.
This whole week hubbs is on vacation. And so am I :). I wasnt sure about the vacay, so have not planned any guest posts. I might be missing in action for a few. Regular post schedule and social media will be back by next week. I might be able able to sneak in a tricolor post. Lets see. Till then have an amazing week and a fun 4th!
2 Tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon flaxmeal
2 Tablespoon oil (I use 1 Tbsp each of organic canola and virgin coconut oil)
2 teaspoons agave syrup
2 teaspoons dark molasses (or agave/maple)
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
2 Tablespoons ground raw sugar( 2.5 for sweeter)
1/2 cup ground Oats
1/4 cup pearl millet flour ( or any gf flour)
1/4 cup almond flour
1/3+ cup chocolate chips
In a bowl, add everything except the flours. Mix well for 2 minutes until well combined. Let sit for 2 minutes. Mix again for a few seconds.( to help the flax become gel-ish)
Add the flours and mix using spoon or hand to a dry dough.
Add the chocolate chips and mix to distribute.
Chill the dough for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
Make flat balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake in preheated 350 degrees F for 13-14 minutes.
These cookies are being shared at Ricki's Wellness Weekend, Slightly indulgent Tuesdays, Amee's Fit and fab Fridays, Hearth and Soul blog hop, Allergy Free Wednesday
Another amazing Satyamev Jayate Episode. About the use of pesticides in India, and the need for Organic sustainable farming. The problems faced are similar in every country and so are the solutions.
The episode is in Hindi with English subtitles.
I love the format of the show. The problem is defined with examples, a few interviews, some shocking statistics, then possible solutions with real life examples, and a call to action.
Of course each issue is really big in itself, but it is easy to get bogged down by the enormity of the problem and the statistics and very few articles or videos talk about present solutions. Please do watch and share!
Farmers are the first to see the harmful effects, since they and their families deal with higher concentration of the pesticides. There are increased rates of cancer and decline in health of the newer generation. One example, rural areas dont have bigger hospitals, so there is a train thatruns from one state to the the nearest Cancer center in another state. That train is called the Cancer train, because all the passengers of the train are either patients or family members. It is heart-wrenching to see the effects on young kids. And a reminder to us, that things like that can happen to the consumers too.
The solution is organic farming with crop rotation and use of age old methods to controls pests. There are examples of successful efforts which keep that ray of hope alive that all is not lost.