The last time I blog was 3 years ago, before I went to the land of kangaroos and koalas to pursue my degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I’m back now, as an accredited dietitian (still jobless), worrying about my future. “Maybe I should start blogging again, to take my mind off and to occupy myself instead of just sitting in front of the television, binging” was what I thought and so here I am, back again.
I love baking, but I am very health conscious. However, none of my baked goods are usually ‘healthier’ besides cutting down on the amount of sugar. It is still high in fat, contains trans fat and processed sugar. I guess it is time now to put my knowledge into practice, to try to make ‘healthier’ desserts. I have always had high expectations and am a perfectionist when it comes to baking. I always (and still) think that butter, processed sugar, cream and fat content are essential in producing the perfect result. I have tried experimenting using healthier alternatives (eg. healthier molten lava cakes) but the results are not as promising as the original recipes. I can still remember my lecturer comment at the end of a task – to modify a recipe and make it healthier, we were given in my first year of my degree, she said she wouldn’t change anything, because if you want to have a dessert, just have it, don’t have to torture yourself in indulging anything lesser than it should be. Instead, have it in moderation.
Yes if only I have that capability to control, I probably can indulge without feeling any guilt. But since I have a
history condition, I guess I have to resort to making healthier desserts.
I’ll do my best, to either recreate my favourites to healthier alternatives, or to control myself, or both. Let this journey begin and may the Lord have pity in me and give me strength in this road to recovery.