Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Am I the last person on the interweb to stumble upon this beyond cute baking supply store? Probably. That doesn't surprise me. I don't spend a lot of time exploring online. Usually I get on, do what I came to do, blogger, flickr, twitter... and move out. Yesterday though, I spent a good amount of time browsing and looking up information on making chocolate. Since my recent (self so far) diagnosis in the land of tummy troubles, my diet has done a near 180 (and did I mention I lost 10 lbs?). Things that I couldn't eat before, I can eat again. Some things anyways. One thing that has to go though, is sugar. Do you know how hard it is to find a chocolate bar made with stevia? Yeah, that's because it doesn't exist, haha.
Oh man, how awesome would it be to make chocolate bars with a bicycle mold?? Its not that I can't eat sugar, because I can, I just feel like total crap after I do. So moderation is key. But when it comes to moderating chocolate, FAIL. I'm doing good with everything else. Often eating with my 2 year olds utensils to slow down the consumption, dishing up half servings or smaller, chewing until I can't even taste whats in my mouth anymore. And its working. I feel fantastic. I haven't gotten sick in days. My clothes all fit looser. I actually smile. But put a bar of chocolate in front of me, and all bets are off.
I used to want to be a professional baker. Cute aprons, high heels, pastel cake plates, the works. All of those dreams crashed when my food allergies developed. You try baking a gluten free, soy free, corn free, potato free, sugar free, gum free, vegan cake, and tell me how it turns out. Disaster. And now I come to find out that they were never food allergies at all? It was all because one of my organs has failed? You've got to be kidding me. Dreams, here I come. Bake It Pretty, lets dance.