Today morning, I was putting together a cake for my neice’s birthday when I heard some loud calls down the street. There were some school students and teachers, who were marching on the street shouting slogans and requesting everyone to celebrate an environmentally safe Diwali – by saying ‘no’ to crackers. Like me, many people took notice.
(And truthfully speaking when I am typing this out, I barely hear any sound of bursting of crackers. I think, this is the big impact of small movements like above.)
Yesterday by taking Virat’s help, I strung lights in our balcony. Few bulbs were fused, but few strings worked perfectly fine. Next year, I will buy more lights to put outside. Today, we both went to buy puja samagri. Later, in the day Virat kept himself busy by bursting a few small smoke free crackers and then, playing, soaking, filling and lighting the diyas. For tomorrow, we have plans to make some rangoli and put some floral and other decorations in the house.
Recipe adapted from the green life
• Egg – 1
• Almonds (ground into a meal) – 1 cup
• Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
• Powdered oats – 1 cup
• Baking soda – ½ tsp
• Baking powder – 1 tsp
• Salt – ½ tsp
• Oil – 1/3 cup
• Honey – ¼ cup
• Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
• Powdered sugar – ½ cup
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. In a bowl mix together oats flour, whole wheat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl beat together egg and sugar. Add oil, honey, vanilla essence and mix properly. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix to combine. Wrap this mixture and put in the freeze for minimum 1 hour. After 1 hour, take that mixture out and make balls of walnut size. Put these balls on the baking tray leaving 2 cm distance between each dough balls. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until crisp in the centre.