A few years ago, one of my colleagues came into my office during our lunch break and wanted me to distract her. She had recently found out that she was pregnant and as a result, had to quit smoking cold turkey. When she came into my office, she was in full blown craving mode and so she started explaining to me how she felt. As she talked about the physical symptoms and what was going on in her head, I realized that I felt the same way…about sugar! It freaked me out!
I had never thought of my sweet tooth as being an addiction, yet here I was being slapped in the face with this revelation. What’s a girl to do? Especially since sugar is EVERYWHERE and that I LOVE to bake!
When I rekindled my love of baking a few years ago by making cakes and cupcakes for friends, family and coworkers, I struggled a lot because as much as I love baking, I had stopped doing so during my teens and twenties mainly because I was struggling with my weight and my willpower.
However, I’d seemed to have found some sort of balance by baking for other people. That way, I had a tendency not to eat it 😉 Plus, beautifully decorated cakes are works of art to me. I don’t necessarily want to eat them. I just find them gorgeous!
That being said, I’ve been in a turmoil during this entire time and today, I’m choosing to come clean…literally!
I’ve been experimenting with baking with more organic and natural products for awhile now, especially since my husband is a type 1 diabetic, but even moreso since I recently found out that I have an egg intolerance.
Plus, when I visited Kripalu a few weeks ago, I knew I was about to up my baking game.
Kripalu is a yoga center in Stockbridge, Massachussetts. It’s a magical, scenic, peaceful place where the food is delicious, especially for a buffet setting, and as a bonus, it has a lot of options including egg free pastries. They had the best scones!
Tasting these amazing treats only propulsed my creativity. I kept thinking “I can bake healthy treats!” and I’m SO excited to do so. Before we left the States, I brought my husband on his first Whole Foods experience and I stocked up! Since I’ve been home, my head has been buzzing with ideas which I can’t wait to explore.
I will definitely be sharing the recipes that I create on my website so stay tuned for that!My goal is to create easy, healthy treats with quality ingredients because you know my motto : you can have your cake and eat it too! It’s all about balance! As long as you season everything with love 😉
To get you started, here is a quick look at a granola bar recipe that I’m working on which is school safe and full of good stuff. I’m hoping to post the recipe soon! Enjoy!