#PassOnTheLove !!!

We are baking up a Storm for an amazing NGO called U & I !!!!
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Hoping to help impact the lives of few under-privilege children

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Taantraa Almond Flour Mango muffins with Mango Toppings

Taantraa Almond Flour Mango muffins with Mango Toppings

Also we are baking ❤
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❤ Almond Flour Mango muffins
❤ Almond Flour – Aromatic Orange Almond muffins
❤ Multigrain – Love thy Chocolate muffins
❤ Nuts & Seeds Bread
❤ Peanut Butter
❤ Chocolate Sauce
❤ Almond Butter

Pls place your order at #9731244600 .

*No Minimum quantity required for these flavours.
*We deliver across Bangalore !

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Every summer, U&I conducts camps in all our centres across Bangalore. These camps are aimed to help kids learn English, arts, crafts, music and various other skills in a fun, creative atmosphere. This year, U&I is conducting 16 summer camps with over 30 interns pitching in to make a difference!

In an effort to raise money to support the camps, U&I is hosting a “Bakeathon”. The bake sale is scheduled for May 30th. The U&I interns will be going door to door selling the cakes we have donated.

U&I is an amazing NGO that empowers children, women and men in under-privileged communities through cognitive and social rehabilitation and after-school education programs in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore and Mumbai.

Click here- http://www.uandi.org.in to know more about the work they do.

Click here- https://www.facebook.com/uandi.org.in?fref=ts&ref=br_tf to like out Facebook page and check out posts/pictures with the kids they work with!

#PassOnTheLove #Vegan #Glutenfree ❤


Junior Taantraa Workshop – 1


Junior Taantraa Workshop 1 Menu


The first ever Junior Taantraa Workshop!
We’ve got some yummy things lined up.
Along with a wealth of learning on how to eat healthy.
Sign up your little one : just call us at 9731244600 or mail us at taantraa.cakes@gmail.com
Can’t wait to share the love ❤ ❤ ❤

Home made birthday solutions

Hi !

I know , i know 🙂

It is difficult- year after year to come up with brilliant solutions for the little growing ones 🙂

Here are a few things that are very easy and can be made with peace at your heavenly abode aka : ) Home :

It’s gratifying for the child and the parent to make something with their own hands and come up with something spectacular for the birthday child.

One of the things listed below happen when we handmake things:

  • Think about the child in question deeply
  • Include our heart into the day and effort
  • Bring and highlight the feeling of getting involved
  • Project love

Junior Taantraa got handmade exotic gifts on her 8th birthday from her equally special friends. I will post the pictures soon. She made one today for her friend

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For the return gift ?

Pls see the below:

Can add this homemade curtain if you have only few children over for the celebration.

5th Nov 2011

Adding this Colorful Wind Chime Jr. & Sr. Taantraa made for another special friend’s birthday.

Many more in the pipe line but got to runnnnnn to the birthday party !

In a bitty bit please.


Sharing DeAnna L’am – Enjoying Your Daughter At Any Age!

Enjoying Your Daughter At Any Age!
by DeAnna L’am

One of my mentors said to me many years ago: “It’s great to work on cleaning the barn, but don’t forget to RIDE THE PONIES!”

Are you so busy reminding your girl of her homework/ chores/ the need to get-out-of-the-door, that you don’t have time to enjoy her anymore??? If you wonder where did all the joy go, now that your girl is approaching puberty, read on…

When I heard myself sounding like an old tape-recorder reminding my  daughter Ellah (9) of simple things she needs to do every day, I decided to start taking walks with her.

We bundle up every morning before school, and go for our special time together. We pause as we enter the walking trail, and thank Mother Earth for her beauty. While Ellah skips, hops, and jumps around me, I take my “power walk.” We invent little songs and pacing-rhymes; we open our eyes to see the skies, our ears to listen to birds, and our hearts to take in the beauty. I enjoy my daughter’s company immensely on these walks, as well as get my exercise!

How can you implement this with your girl (or children)?
What allows me to enjoy my girl’s company so much is the fact that we are spending special time outside our family’s daily obligations! There are no dishes to wash, no chores for her, no phone calls or email distractions for me…

Create a daily, weekly, or any recurring occasion for you and your girl to spend one-on-one time outside of the home. It is important that you are both away from your daily environment and the myriad of things that demand your attention. The quality of this time is initiated by the virtue of scheduling it! This demonstrates to both of you how important your relationship is…
If you have more than one child, devote shorter one-on-one time to each, on a regular basis. Your exclusive attention will matter far more than the length of time you spend.


On my walks with Ellah I give voice to my enjoyment of nature; I breathe deeply and speak my appreciation of what I see. When it’s time to turn back I announce this to the trees, and ask that one of them draw my attention and give me a message. Ellah was so taken by this on our first walk, that she now gets four or five messages from trees every day! I don’t need to give her speeches about how alive nature is, or how it speaks to us if we listen. This would have sounded like a lecture! Instead, I model what I want her to know.

So many Moms tell me their daughters don’t share anything with them. Well, do YOU share with your daughter??? Do you model the behavior you would like to see?
The shift from “Telling” to “Modeling” is a small but profound one! It will make the difference between your girl tuning you out or walking away, to her listening, and sharing her experiences with you!

Cultivating this practice is particularly important as your girl approaches puberty (and even more so if she’s already there!) Taking a walk, or setting aside regular times for the two of you alone, will give you the opportunity to speak with her about tender transitions in her body and heart.

“But where do I begin to talk with her about THIS???” you may ask…
I am very excited to let you know I’m working on a special offering that will help you stop worrying about “The Talk”, and start talking with your girl! I am sooo excited about it! I can’t wait to share it with you… so stay tuned, I’m putting the finishing touches on, and when I’m done — you’ll be the first to know!

~ DeAnna L’am, speaker, coach, and consultant, is the author of Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood. Her pioneering work with mothers and coming-of-age girls has been transforming girls’ and women’s lives around the world, for over 20 years. To jump-start your relationship with your daughter, and to receive FREE tips now, go to: www.deannalam.com 

When i decided to take your destiny in my hands. Well quite literally !

Tired of not being able to feed your child a decent meal at the crazy hour of the AM ?

Just before leaving for school in the race to beat the speeding clock ?

With an amazingly gifted artistic child at hand, who has no hurry bone in her body ?

Your choices were limited to

  • Milk
  • MILk
  • MilK
  • milK
  • mILK
  • MIlk
  • Grrrrrrrrr MILK !

W-e-l-l , If this sounds familiar to you than you are leading a normal life ! This is for the people who’s Takeaways are – +ve 😉 in Everything : )

Today’s generation refuses to get bogged down with just

  • Bread Jam
  • Dosa
  • Idli
  • Upma etc..

This is the Pasta/Pizza generation so WHAT can you give them that nourishes their


Body/ Palate/ Heart/ Mind/ Eyes & Soul ??


If you try to read the labels of Everything that you give to your child. There is a 100% chance that you are eye to eye with NO GOODNESS !

Here’s what the experts say :http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/healthy-ingredients?page=2

Reading the Ingredient Label: What to Look For

  • The Word “Whole” as in Whole Grains
  • Hidden Sugars, as in Fructose, Sucrose, Dextrose
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils: Source of Trans Fats
  • Artificial Sweeteners, as in Sucralose, Saccharin, Aspartame, Acesulfame
  • Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate in Food
  • Artificial Colorings in Food
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in Food

For more crazed out moms only-http://www.fda.gov/food/labelingnutrition/consumerinformation/ucm078889.htm


Here fits in Taantraa

Rescue Mission

Now gottu* ?


Please welcome !

Organic cakes with a Fabulous Ingredients list !

  • Multigrain
  • Jaggery
  • Wheatgrass
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Magick Potion

Taantraa cakes are a wholesome meal for any AM/PM. A must for Pregnant ladies and growing children. Its the new age Moms Mantraa for the pasta/pizza generation.
*Gottu‘ गोत्तु means ‘Know’

Horchata vs Maida ?

It’s heart wrenching to know that today’s parents have no clue what is

  • good
  • bad
  • harmful
  • potentially fatal or
  • soul food

for their own blood.

It was easier to put our welfare in the dedicated hands of our Parents. Since then its been a serious downfall. Ask them about the Maida influx into the Roti devouring Indian culture. Maybe their own child is eating pasta/pizza everyday but what to do the dead grain wins over and above everything.

Is it that we have any dearth of good grains ? How about the list below to name a few ?

  • Raggi
  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Whole Wheat
  • Jowar

Came across something absolutely stunning and know you would all love to try it.

So ladies and Gentlemen  presenting Horchata


Makes 7 servings
Adapted from recipes from Rick Bayless and David Lebovitz

2/3 cup white rice
2 cinnamon sticks
Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
3 2-inch strips of lime zest (colored rind only) 3/4 inch wide
3 cups of hot water
3/4 – 1 cup sugar
3 cups of cold water

Grind the rice in a blender or spice grinder into fine pieces. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and add in the cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and lime zest. Stir in 3 cups of hot tap water, cover and let stand at least 6 hours or preferably, overnight.

Remove the cinnamon sticks and pour the mixture into a blender and blend for 3 to 4 minutes, until it no longer feels very gritty. Add 2 cups of water, and then blend for a few seconds more. Set a large sieve over a mixing bowl and line with 3 layers of dampened cheese cloth. Pour in the mixture a little at time, gently stirring to help the liquid pass through. Squeeze the cheese cloth firmly to extract as much of the rice flavor as possible.

Add 1 cup of water and stir in your desired amount of sugar, mix until the sugar is dissolved. Taste, and adjust sweetness, if necessary. If the consistency is too thick, add additional water. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Stir before pouring.  Serve over ice with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon on top.

Peeled this from http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/07/26/horchata/

Do try and share.

Be Healthy.