Hello Beautiful people!
How was the weekend? We had a wonderful time!! For the first time since we got married close to 5 years ago, my husband and I played Badminton together! I know its sounds funny and to many readers it doesnt mean a thing, but here is why I want to talk about it. I want to talk about it because it really matters!
Throughout life we have always been asked to chase the bigger dream. The dream of earning money, buying a house, having a large family and retiring with a pension fund. What no one told us about was that the little things make all this worth some thing. The dream of making money is what makes todays man want to work and prove him self. Lets take the money away. Then what becomes of our lives? The dream of owing a house, makes people work hard, day in and out and then what? You end up compromising on the little things. The little things like tucking in your kid every night. Before you judge me, I do believe that it is important for us to dream, yes go ahead and dream about all that, but then what if things don’t go your way? Does your dream mean so much that when you finally succeed or fail, thats all that matters? The problem about chasing the material dream is that if it ever leads to a failure, there is 99 % chance that you will tell your self that you are a failure in life. But what you forget to see are those little small things! Like playing badminton on a summer afternoon with your loved one. Its a simple act, that really needs close to no work, just the mind set to want to play. For me its these times that I reflect upon, on a sad day. We are human and we all have good days and bad days. But what makes the bad days bearable and gives you hope to proceed and to push through has to be these moments of innocent fun.
I guess what I am trying to say is that, fill your life with these small moments. It could be as simple as sharing a glass of water at the dinning table. You know what it does? It encourages you to talk, to be patient, to look others in the eye, to share. When you begin to share , you stop lifting the weight of your problems on your own. When you start to find joy in the small things, when the big things fail, you still have hope that things will get better. When you start you understand the happiness in the ordinary things, you start to respect life and when you respect you begin to value it more.
So yes, go play a sport with your loved one, go for a swim or a ride, go walk hand in hand in a park (Not in a mall), all these moments make dealing with life a little more easier!
Now back to the recipe! These pancakes are my take on the Japanese fluffy pancakes that are usually made with eggs. But I have veganized it and they are equally fluffy and oh so delicious.
- Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
- Mango Puree - 1 cup
- Coconut Milk - 1 cup
- Baking Powder -1 tbsp
- Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 tsp
- Jaggery - 1 tbsp
- Salt - 1 pinch
- In a bowl combine the coconut milk, vinegar and vanilla
- In another bowl combine all the other ingredients
- Then add the coconut milk mixture to the flour mixture and give a good mix
- Let it sit for 5 min
- When you are ready to make the pancake, heat a pan,
- Use a round steel cookie cutter and brush with coconut oil
- Pour one ice cream scoop into the cookie cutter over the hot pan
- Let it cook well on one side
- When you think it is ready to flip, use a butter knife and run it along the inside of the cookie cutter
- Then remove the cookies cutter and flip the pancake to cook the other side
- Once ready, drizzle maple syrup and eat with fresh mangoes and fruit