What I Made Wednesday

Instead of doing one of the popular What I Ate Wednesday posts, I thought I’d show you some of the things I have made recently! I usually only post about recipes that I create but I cook a lot of recipes from other gluten-free bloggers. So today I’m featuring photos of my creations, a little about why the particular recipe rocks and a link to the recipe in the title! One thing they all hold in common though, is that they are all delicious and are great recipes for people who think eating Paleo means you can’t have yummy food. Spoiler alert: You can. For even more recipe ideas, be sure to follow me on Pinterest! 

Flourless Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

This is one of my favorite muffin recipes because the ingredients are super simple and ones that I always have on hand. It’s a quick and easy recipe that also happens to be delicious. I like to keep my muffins in the refrigerator and they are perfect for that pre-meal snack when you are starving but making something else, or a snack any time of day. I follow the recipe exactly but find that they take about 15 minutes in my oven, rather than the 10 the recipe suggests.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins GGGF

Paleo Pad Thai

This is a recipe that I have made numerous times now, including this weekend as my brother requested it for his birthday dinner. It really is that good. If you are new to spiralized noodles, or paleo cooking in general, this recipe is a game changer. With the tahini and almond butter in the sauce, it’s also super filling which isn’t always the case in paleo, vegetarian recipes. Another great thing is that you can prep the recipe in advance and then when guests come, or you get home from work, throw it all together on the stove and have dinner ready in 10 minutes.

Paleo Pad Thai GGGF

Paleo Nut-Free Chocolate “Peanut Butter” Cookies

Taylor makes amazing desserts and these cookies are no exception. Her original recipe calls for Sunbutter making them a great nut-free dessert, but because I can have nuts, I substitute either almond or cashew butter. I’ve always loved chocolate cookies, but there is something about the texture of these cookies that makes them unique. Even people who claim not to like chocolate cookies (I don’t understand them, but they exist) happen to love these little pillows of deliciousness.

Double Chocolate Cookies GGGF


-What’s one of your favorite recipes right now?

-Would you like to see this as a new GGGF series?

Foodie Pen Pals Round 2

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a great weekend. I had such a fantastic weekend and although Vegas was a blast, it was great to be back in SF. The weather was perfect, the company was great and lots of fun things occurred that I can’t wait to tell you about in the coming days.

But since it’s the last day of the month (seriously, where did April go?) it is a Foodie Pen Pal posting day! I participated for the first time last month and enjoyed the experience so much, that I had to do it again! This time around I was matched up with Erin from Recimplicity so check out her blog to see what I sent her and see all the rest of the Foodie Pen Pals entries for even more fun.

This month I got a fabulous box of goodies from another Emily– from Cap City Lady. Emily is from Ohio and all of the contents of my box were locally made! I love trying new-to-me products and these were all especially fun since they were from her hometown! I always say that the best way to experience a new place is through the food, and now I feel like I’ve gotten a taste of Ohio!

This box was full of some delicious treats, including special chocolates (the dark chocolate cashew patties were amazing) and potato chips. I have to admit that I’d never heard of marcelled potato chips and had to look it up to understand that it referred to the wavy-style chip.

Emily also included a recipe for some amazing-sounding Key Lime cookies that I cannot wait to make. One of the ingredients in the cookies is pineapple-lime jam, which is such a unique combination! She also sent me some all-natural peanut butter that accidentally went unpictured!

The box was amazing and thank you so much Emily for being such a wonderful Foodie Pen Pal! Do you want to join in on the fun? Here’s a little more info about the program:

To participate, just click here and fill out the participation form. It must be completed by May 4th to participate this month.


-If you were sending someone one local food product from your town, what would you send?

-Do you still get things in the mail?