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My Views on Baking & Baked Goods

There are some things you should know… this being a nutrition blog and all!  I don’t really believe in low-fat or fat-free baking.  If I’m going to eat or bake, it’s got to be the real deal!  I did go through phases where I would try to cut out the fat from recipes.  After many attempts, I quickly learned that I did not like the taste of low-fat or fat-free baked goods.

Baking is one of my favorite things to do.  If I could do it all day I would!  On this blog you will see me debut many different recipes, a lot of them will be of baked sweets.  While I don’t believe in cutting out ingredients, you will often see me substitute ingredients.  For example, I always bake with whole wheat pastry flour.  For me, it produces the same results as all purpose flour.  You may see me use regular flour in items such as pie crust… but that’s it.  Another thing you will see me do is “Veganize” a recipe.  In my experience, I have often found that a veganized baked good tastes even better than the regular version… especially in cakes and muffins.  I don’t worry about cutting out the fat or sugar, but I will try to use natural ingredients as often as I can (depending on my budget).

You may be wondering if I’m vegetarian or vegan… the answer is no, I’m not a vegan, and this website is not about vegan food, but I am completely open to experiencing all types of food.  85% of my diet is vegetarian… it’s just the way my body naturally eats.  So, that being said… stay tuned for my debut recipe creation coming soon!!

9 Responses

  1. One Healthy Apple said on October 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog. I agree that baking usually doesn’t work if you mess with it too much! I’m excited to read along!

  2. admin said on October 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for reading! Glad you agree with 🙂

  3. sophia said on October 15, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I LOVE your baking philosophy! The real thing, please! A little goes a long way! I’d rather eat a small rich piece of enjoyable baked good then a whole pan of nasty fat-free stuff!

  4. Lara (Thinspired) said on October 15, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Hi there!
    I really like your philosophy with baking. I have tried way too many times to use artificial sweetener in baked goods and it always comes out wrong! Can’t wait to see some of your beked creations.

  5. admin said on October 15, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Thanks Lara! So glad you liked the post!!

  6. Abby said on October 15, 2009 at 5:29 am

    If I could bake all day, I would be the happiest person in the world. I’m not a creative cook, but there’s something artistic about baking that I just love…even though I’m not a big fan of baked goods myself.

    Like you, I pretty much go for the real thing. It’s usually around the holidays when I get cracking–not the time when fat-free muffins are high on the list. However, I do try and make them as “real” and health-oriented as possible, as well. Any time I tried to “health” them up too much=fail.

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on October 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Abby – thanks for reading! I agree with you about there being something artistic about baking!

  8. fresh365 said on October 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I agree with your approach on baking! Can’t wait to see more!