Healthy recreational cooking ideas...?
May 1, 2012 7:34 AM Subscribe
My wife loves baking cakes, but I'd really like her to stop. What other things could she cook that meet her requirements and mine?
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[ So, this is Anon because of the health stuff contained. I'll be showing my wife this thread once it's posted. ]
My wife has mental health issues and finds that baking is a fantastic way to distract herself and make herself feel constructive. It's a combination of the variety of things that can be made, the speed with which it can be put together, and the fact that even failures are rarely inedible. The fact that baking mainly uses a stockpile of standard ingredients also appeals, so it means she doesn't have to plan anything - she can just do.
She really loves baking, and in the last 4 days, she's made pistachio whoopie pies, espresso cupcakes and some kind of cherry loaf cake.
The problem is that I've just had a fasting glucose of 7.9 and a glucose tolerance of 9.2. Depending on which scales I look at, that's either glucose tolerant or diabetic (the doctor is vague on it, so I'm assuming it's borderline).
I also have absolutely zero self control when it comes to picking at food left in front of me.
So... can anyone suggest to us types of things my wife can cook that aren't cakes and sweets; that can be cooked from store cupboard ingredients; and which can be done on a whim at 10pm?
It's not an easy ask, I know...