Handicrafts are like traditions before we realize they become part of our living.
Are we doing our bit to save this art? I’m talking about the art of making handicrafts. A large number of people across India make handicrafts with passion. Many of them are doing this to earn a living, some of them are working in this industry for generations. And all of them together, keeping this Art alive. The Arte Collections is one great team of people who are doing impressive work towards preserving the heritage of handicraft making in India. I got to know about them recently, and I’m happy to find them. In India, every state has their own speciality when it comes to making handicrafts. Team Arte Collections source their handicrafts directly from Artisans, so, there is no one in between the Artisans and Customers. In this manner, quality, pricing, and benefits for the artisans get assured. Their tamper-resistant packaging keeps the beautiful products safe. The Breakfast Table Set Up artefacts which you’re seeing here came very well packed to me. I liked their new concept of pairing regional handicrafts under theme based décor ideas, which they’ve designed beautifully for day to day living. They’re having more than 10 theme- based décor collections on their website, and the combinations of artefacts in each collection is very much utility based. With a reasonable price range, these are ideal for gifting and brings that classic old world charm into your home décor. The website is having a detailed description of each décor set, which helps the buyer to choose the things they’re looking for. I just loved to pair my Kolkata Coffee House style cups with their Blue pottery coasters. I did some rearrangement of my tabletop this morning with Arte Collections’s Breakfast Table Set Up artefacts, and everything turned out so classy, that I couldn’t take my eyes off. With a table décor like this, breakfast stories and morning talks will be new all over again. To celebrate my new table setup, I baked a healthy Quinoa Oats Bread for my family. Later on that day when I was slathering butter on the soft, nutty bread slices with my shell and dogra knife, the yellow butter bowl was sitting all pretty on my cosy table top and reminding me that life is all about finding little happiness from here and there. I will be running you through my recipe for this bread. Read on to know more.
The Arte Collections is offering an exclusive 10% discount for my readers. The code is NOTOUTOFTHEBOX10, apply it at the time of check out. The coupon is valid through the entire http://theartecollections.com/ website till 15th May, 2018. Except their theme based décor collections, you can also make your own hamper by choosing individual products from their wide range of products.
Coming back to this Quinoa Oats Bread, it’s a gluten-free, healthy, low-calorie bread. I’ve adapted the recipe from here. The slices of this bread are great for sandwiches or dunk them in your favourite soup. This is a yeast free bread, so, half of your work has reduced while making it. Less than one hour and you’re ready with a fresh, tasty loaf. Cold weather is nearby, bake it and make your soul happy. 🙂
Quinoa Oats Bread
- Quinoa flour- 1 cup
- Oats flour- ½ cup
- Milk- 1 cup
- Honey- ½ tbsp
- Apple cider vinegar- ½ tbsp
- Salt- a pinch
- Vegetable oil/Olive oil- 1½ tbsp
- Baking powder- ½ tsp
- Baking soda- ½ tsp
- Sunflower seeds and Black sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
I’ve used raw Quinoa for this recipe and grind them to quinoa flour by using my food processor. I did the same for oats flour, to make oats flour I used rolled oats.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Prepare a 7.5” loaf pan by greasing with oil and place a piece of baking paper at the bottom of the pan.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and keep aside. Now whisk all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add in this wet mixture to the dry mix and whisk well. Transfer this mixture into the prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle some sunflower seeds and black sesame seeds on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Check for the doneness of baking by inserting a sharp knife in the middle of the loaf. The bread is ready if the knife comes out clean. If not, bake for some more time, and then check again.
Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes and then run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan and carefully remove the loaf. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave there until cool completely.
When cooled, slice and serve with butter, fruit preserve or jam.