Given the kind of stress-filled lives we live it’s so important to stop, take a breath, look around & lend a helping hand. Sometimes I feel that we are so blessed, that we are able to make a difference to the lives of others, it doesn’t always have to be with money, but small gestures go a long way too! I’m a great believer in giving back & as much as I’d like to volunteer actively or do something more frequently, it just doesn’t happen. That’s probably why, when I get even half a chance I wouldn’t hesitate. So when I was asked to stop by at the Mahalaxmi Race Course one weekend, when the doggie carnival was going on, to sample some of the products made by the ladies from Om Creations Trust, I didn’t think twice.

 

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Young adults wrapping chocolates for an order

 

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Some of the goodies on offer

Om Creations Trust is a non-profit training project that works for the holistic & educational rehabilitation of differently-abled young women. They equip them with skills that will help them live a life of dignity & self-worth. Apart from basic education, the women are also trained in various vocational streams like art & cooking.

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Chefs in action

After students go through rigorous culinary training and internships from the SPJ Sadhana School many of them join the state of the art industrial kitchen at Om Creations. They prepare a range of delicacies right from breads to pastries & even undertake orders for catering. You can check out more about Om Foods here. I tried the Chocochip cookies which were exactly what a good cookie should be – soft, crumbly & full of flavour. We also picked up some Nachni (ragi/finger millet) lavash to go with a dip I’d made at home. I was pleased to see millets being used often in their range of products – you know me, I’m a fan of anything regional & Indian – the lavash was crisp & had that earthy flavour that is so characteristic with millets. Give this a try, it’s truly food that touches your heart!

 

 

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