Baking for Wellness: Sophia Bruno

Sophia Bruno, a first-year student in the College of Pharmacy, contributed the following article as one of the educational initiatives sponsored by NEOMED’s Student Wellness Committee as part of their peer-support series on the eight dimensions of wellness. The eight dimensions that this student and staff committee support include emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness. The concept of eight dimensions of wellness comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a U.S. government agency.

And just like that, we are already nearing the end of the fall semester…but that just means the holidays are quickly approaching. Not having to worry about the constant flow of assignments and exams is an exciting thought. Now we get to focus on family, and my personal favorite, the seasonal FOOD. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been trying to watch The Great British Baking show during your breaks.

All semester, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry have been quietly whispering recipes to me while I study. This just means that winter break is going to be my own baking show. Baking is a great way to de-stress and make a snack! Not only do you get a rewarding treat at the end, but I can guarantee you’re quickly going to become the favorite among family and friends.

Here are two of my favorite recipes from the show. When you’re baking, just remember to have fun! Even if it comes out horribly, at least you have a funny story to tell friends when you come back to campus. But…if it comes out amazing (as I know it will), you’ll also have to be prepared to make it a few times for the people who missed it the first time around.


Courtesy of Paul Hollywood – Chocolate Volcanoes

I tried to make this Mary Berry masterpiece; it might not come out perfectly, but it will be delicious – Chocolate Roulade

Happy Baking!

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