Teen Instagrammer's Gorgeous Food Creations Helped Her Recover From Eating Disorder

May 16, 2014 | Updated May 16, 2014

Gan Chin Lin's Instagram account, a visual smorgasbord of cool, edible creations, is every foodie's dream. But the pumpkin "Despicable Me"-inspired pancakes and vegan red velvet cakes are more than just impeccably executed photos. Cooking, baking and shooting the dishes helped the Singapore teen in her recovery from an eating disorder.

"I used my love for food to pull me up and spur me on to a full recovery and now it has evolved into a full blown passion," said the 15-year-old in the Instagram blog, who calls herself an "advocate for a healthy, nourished lifestyle."

Lin's account -- which has amassed over 78,000 followers -- documents her decadent food masterpieces. Her personal blog includes recipes, where you can find specific instructions for making a "beautifully golden bronzed waffle with crisp burnished pockets."

"I started from researching recipes and basic food concepts and adapting them to make my own recipes," she said. "Now I’m beginning to branch out into creating my own."

Scroll down for a sampling of Lin's amazing work and check out her Instagram account for more.

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