Seeds and chocolate oat cookies

So its been pretty trying during this time of isolation and having to take precautions like we never did – washing hands at least n number of times a day, sanitizing everything that comes home from outside right from vegetables and fruits to your poor husband.

Saying its “trying” is quite ironic to say, for us who are the fortunate ones with enough food, enough money to buy sanitizers and masks, and of course the indispensable internet to keep ourselves engaged throughout this whole time. There are those who really are miserable, who used to live on daily wages, who have mouths to feed and going out there, out there in the danger zone is not an option but a necessity. Also there are the warriors in the medical field, who risk their lives day in and out to serve the oath they took when they graduated into being medical personnel. I have very close friends and relatives who are out there. Talking to them breaks my heart on how we sitting in our homes are oblivious of the sacrifices they are making by just being there serving the afflicted. They know they are risking their own lives and the lives of their loved ones. I do not have enough words to thank these “heroes”. Every morning I say a prayer for those I know, and also those I do not.

It is tough times, but there is really no other option than to cherish our families at this time, count our blessings, and watching out for the needy. God has blessed us to be on the “greener grass” side, so let us do our bit and be generous in helping in an outrageously kind way – I know those two words do not gel along, but really thats how unreal the situation is right now.

I have never been so paranoid in my life, and I hope I never need to be again. I pray for the world to heal, and I pray for forgiveness, I pray for hope and faith, and I pray for normalcy.

God bless you all!

We are all in an eating spree these days, out of sheer desperation and boredom. It does get too heavy at times, so am sharing this incredibly healthy recipe that you can make with your family, and that which will do you some good as well.

Time taken – 30-40 minutes

Makes about – 24 cookies

INGREDIENTS

2 cups atta/ wheatflour
1 cup oats
100 grms dark chocolate cut into chunks
2 tbpn chia seeds
2 tbspn flaxseed
2 tbsp chopped nuts (I used pistachio you could use any)
3/4 cup oil
1/2 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn baking soda
a big pinch salt
4 tbspn any jam of your choice (optional)
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbspn honey

INSTRUCTIONS
Mix the flour n oats with all the dry ingredients using your hands in a bowl.
Also add the soda, powder, salt and mix
Seperately beat the oil and jam and honey
Mix this into the dry mixture and bring everything together without kneading it
Once everything is combined take a portion in your hands and squeeze it and see if they stick together. If everything falls apart when you open your hand them take sm room temperature milk and add in and mix till you get a non sticky mix which will come together when you close a fistful.

Preheat oven till 180 deg
grease a baking tray
Take small portion of the dough and flatten in your palms. Lay them on the tray and bake for 15 mins

Whilst we are all bringing out our inner Chefs during this time, let us also try and incorporate healthy in our meals. A glass of milk with one of this cookie makes a great breakfast, which has nothing to feel bad about.

“This too shall pass”

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