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As Thanksgiving (the US one:-) and Christmas are getting closer, I keep being drawn to spices, and all the flavors of that magical time of the year. This year is going to be a tough Thanksgiving for me because I’ll be leaving Atlanta, GA behind for the new adventure that is Boulder, CO. I have an inner group of friends that I know I’ll miss every hour, but I have to move on with my life, and I have to follow my heart. Boulder is calling me… I’ll be pursuing a master’s degree, at a university and a program that was (almost) created for me.  Add snow, mountains, healthy green living, and I HAVE TO GO!

But, as I look around me now, I’m surrounded by love for the friends I’m going to leave behind.  True friendships are hard to find, and they take time to develop, slowly, forged by the hottest fires…

I was feeling (and still am) a bit melancholic, and reminiscing on all the good times I’ve had in HOTlanta, the ATL, the belly button of the south, and nothing came to mind except my friends… and dinners with friends… and Thanksgivings, and Christmases with friends… and all that led to the creation of these new flavors of yummy, unbelievably delicious (almost) guilt free cupcakes, that I can share with my friends before the departure to greener (indeed) pastures:-)

ALL THE RECIPES ARE PALEO*!!!

First comes the

COCONUT RUM cupcakes

, which is such a surprise to the palate. Shaven coconut, infused with rum (essence! These are kid friendly cupcakes), and melting in your mouth… I’m telling you, I WAS SURPRISED at how great these turned out! I know I’m good, but these, WOW, are really really good.

COCONUT RUM PALEO cupcakes

COCONUT RUM PALEO cupcakes

Wheat Free!

Gluten Free!

DAIRY FREE (YES, not even heavy whipping cream!!!)!

There’s STEVIA instead of the SUGAR, and I did add about 10% sugar (the Turbinado, organic kind), just so you won’t taste the stevia.  If you love these, but would like them without ANY SUGAR, well, let me know, and I’ll make you a batch of Wheat/Gluten/Dairy/Sugar FREE CUPCAKES!

I’m going to have a tasting at CrossFit North Atlanta, on Friday, 10/23, at the LUNCH WORK OUT, so BE THERE!!!

For seconds:

BRING ON THE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE cupcakes!!!

These have been a hit since the days of the cakes… Yes, I admit, I started with cakes, and somehow I found my way into cupcakes. They’re so much cuter:-)

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PALEO cupcakes

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PALEO cupcakes

The Double Chocolate cupcake is just as insanely healthy as the Coconut Rum cupcake.  But this one is for the Chocoholic, for the paleo dieter that cannot live without the hypnotic taste of cocoa, for the ladies at that time of the month when nothing else will do.  One taste, and you’re SOLD for life!

Wheat Free!

Gluten Free!

DAIRY FREE (in this case, I mean dairy free from the Paleo perspective, where heavy whipping cream is considered a fat)!

If you have dairy allergies, I’d check first to make sure you can have these because they do include heavy whipping cream.  There is another option, if you want them dairy free and sugar free fully, just let me know, and you’ll get them free of all dairy & sugar!

YUMMY! You can melt into this cupcake…

And for the third course, I HOPE YOU LEFT SOME ROOM for the

WHITE CHOCOLATE SPICE cupcakes!!!

How do I describe this cupcake??? Have you seen Ratatouille, and that scene where the critic takes the first taste of the ratatouille dish and is immediately transported into his mother’s kitchen, tasting this amazing dish, this comfort food dish, this food that heals???  Remember that one? WELL, these cupcakes do that!  It tastes like Christmas morning, with the family around a big fire, and gifts, and joy, and everything is just right with the world.  Yeah, I am a bit dramatic, but just wait till you taste these!!! You’ll start digging deep for the best adjective to describe these cupcakes…

WHITE CHOCOLATE SPICE cupcakes

WHITE CHOCOLATE SPICE cupcakes

With swirls of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla, and covered in a white chocolate syrup, you’ll be dreaming sweet dreams of cupcake fairies.

Wheat Free

Gluten Free

STEVIA & 10% turbinado organic sugar

This a cupcake for the soul.

WARNING!!!  Eating one WHITE CHOCOLATE SPICE cupcake will elicit a FULL EMOTIONAL RESPONSE!

*PALEO diet, if you don’t know already, is what we humans have eaten for about 1 million years, before agriculture.  So our bodies are still “stuck” in that kind of diet.  The plow has indeed increased the harvest, and therefore provided food for more people, but, BUT, it has also diminished out health by bringing wheat, and other grains (whole or not), into our diet, which has lead to inflammation of tissues, congestion, thickening of the mucosa,  among other things.  Feel free (and I strongly recommend it) to inform yourself about the human digestive system, and the correct list of nutrients we need to sustain ourselves in a healthy body. Check out Paleofood.com, and CrossFit.com. educate yourself, so you CAN make the right choices for yourself and for your family. THANKS for your SUPPORT!

Comments

  1. Dr D says:

    Being one of those who has a hard time with wheat all I can say is these cupcakes have brought much joy into my life. No major spiked blood sugar levels and no “wheatey” after effects. Being fairly strict on my Paleo with Zone portions, I’m happy to say if you’re eating the same, these cupcakes will not disappoint your palette. The typical corn syrup junkie will even finds them tasty. You don’t have to eat Paleo to enjoy these, but living with wheat allergies for many years will make you appreciate their suppleness all that much more..

  2. jefferysutherland says:

    Would I still be within Zaleo parameters if I make and eat all of these tasty-looking-things TODAY!?

    1. Absolutely:-) that’s why I created this little blog, to show the paleo & zone peeps that eating healthy could be yummy! No wheat, no glutten, no highly refined sugar! Yummy! Cocoa has healing properties & how can you go wrong with heavy whipping cream?

  3. Ashley says:

    Where are the recipes?? I’m dying to try the choc cupcakes. Thanks!

  4. S.A.R. Paleo says:

    OMG!!!! I have been searching for this…. Can you please share the receipes

  5. Veronica says:

    Are the recipes in another link? The chocolate ones look divine! Thank you

  6. Allison says:

    These look amazing! Can you please share the recipes! I need variety in my paleo desserts!

  7. Liane says:

    recipes? please??? I think I´m not the only one who wants to try these :)