It wasn't on a doctor's order, and I wasn't having any "issues." I've simply been doing a lot of reading and researching lately, and I knew I needed to make a change. I've been tired and sluggish for so long, and I'm tired of feeling that way. Plus, with Joe being diabetic, this goes hand in hand with the meal alterations I've already made over the past year.
So...guess what I made yesterday! My first gluten free Mug Cake. And it was de-li-cious!
I know our sweet & snarky Miss Judy makes something like this because I remember seeing a picture of her precious Jim sitting in a chair eating it. And he looked very happy! But Judy, I'm guessing the recipe you use has flour in it (just like my original recipe does).
Here's the GF finished product
It's moist and warm and fudgy
And just melts in your mouth
I topped mine with some whipped cream, and yum! I couldn't even eat it all.
So Kurt ate the rest when he got home.
So far, I'm not missing gluten at all, but I am missing 4 pounds. And I FEEL so much better, which is the main thing. Who knew that the foods I loved didn't love me back? : (
Here's the recipe if you're interested:
(This recipe is for one serving and is cooked in a coffee mug in the microwave)
2 T. Almond flour
1 1/2 T xylitol
1 T cocoa powder, heaping
1 1/2 T. half and half or cream
1 T Butter or coconut oil
Splash of Vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Mix all dry ingredients in mug, add egg and blend thoroughly. Add half and half or cream, oil and vanilla and mix. Place in 1000 watt microwave for 90 sec. Do not cover mug. Cake will rise. Let cool and place on plate. Add a little whipped cream, and enjoy!
I want to give a shout out to author and buddy Colleen Coble for sharing her Paleo and Primal lifestyle resources with me. And her recipe for Cocoa Crack. Fabulous! And Cauliflower Pizza, which I'm making tonight. I'll let you know how that turns out.
A couple quick things:
I'm giving away a PRE-RELEASE copy of Deb Raney's newest novel, After All, on my personal blog, so please sign up over there for a chance to win it. I'll draw a winner Friday at noon and mail the book that day!
Check out Rachel Hauck's blog this week and her blogging series entitled Beautiful Brides. In celebration of her latest release, The Wedding Dress, she's hosting authors in...you guessed it! Their wedding dresses! Yesterday, she shared pictures of Deborah Raney and her husband Ken. This Friday, April 27th, she'll show pics of me and Joe.
Oh! And brace yourself... I'm off of Diet Pop too. Yes, the world is still spinning. I know, I know. I don't know what's gotten into me but I'm feeling better than I have in a long time. I'm not going to promise you I'll never have a Krispy Kreme or Diet DP again, but so far I'm loving the changes I'm experiencing.
So tell me, have you gone GF? Or does the idea scare you to death and have you running for your bag of Martha White?
P.S. If you have any GF recipes you adore and are willing to share, I'd welcome them!