Mind Over Batter
75 Recipes for Baking as Therapy
You may not realize it, but many essential therapeutic techniques can be accessed right in your own kitchen. In Mind Over Batter, licensed therapist and master baker Jack Hazan guides you through 75 simple, healing recipes that can help you tap into whatever you might be going through that day. Inspired by the Syrian and Middle Eastern baked goods he grew up with, along with his take on classic American desserts, recipes are organized into themed chapters based on common life moments and needs.
- In need of connection? Make some Pesto Pull-Apart Bread to share with your loved ones.
- Looking for a way to release some anxiety? Knead away your stress with a Chocolate Babka Crunch.
- Simply in need of some self-care? Whip up a single-serving indulgence like a Devil's Food Mug Cake.
Throughout each chapter are invaluable exercises and "quick sessions" that connect baking processes to the evidence-based therapy tools Jack uses in his practice every day.
About this Author
Jack Hazan, LMHC, CSAT is a New York City-based therapist, and the founder of Bryant Park Therapy and the company JackBakes, whose baked goods are carried in over 100 physical and online retailers. Jack has been featured in Time Out New York and the New York Post and has appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live and the Food Network.
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