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MEET: Healthy Desserts

by Anna Stassen of www.sakurajewellery.com

For many of us in the UK, summer is a time for making the most of the often short lived summer sunshine by socialising, eating, drinking and generally making merry. Whilst this may be good for your happy-o-meter it can often take a toll on your waistline but fear not as UK Handmade has found the answer to your prayers. We spoke to London-based healthy dessert creator extraordinaire and owner of The Healthy Dessert Kitchen, Shaz Yousaf.

Please tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m Shaz, I run a company called The Healthy Dessert Kitchen. I specialise in handmade cakes that have the taste and texture that you would expect from a good cake but with really good nutritional values.

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How did you get into making healthy desserts and how long have you been doing this for?

I started selling under the name of The Healthy Dessert Kitchen this January but the two years before that I was working on the recipes.

I’d always had a sweet tooth as a child and I never grew out of it! At one stage, I’d gotten into the habit of eating lots of junk when visiting friends at the weekend. My friends would do the cooking and I’d usually take some cakes and other high sugar/high fat items to share - and then eat far too much and feel a bit bloated/sick afterwards.

So at some point, I started to think it would be good if I could still eat those kinds of foods but without feeling bad for it. Then, I was playing a PC game Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126
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