I mentioned that my husband and I are doing this elimination diet, right?
Well, we're still on it. (We cheated one day...like, really cheated with butter and sugar and maybe even some wheat flour*...and decided just to start over. It's better for us and we feel more energetic and blah, blah, blah...)
This past weekend we had one of those rare winter days...in May...where neither of us had anything to do and it was snowing/sleeting/freezing, so we stayed in our sweats all weekend and watched DVR'd episodes of The Following and Modern Family. And ate Cuties. Like a three pound bag, in two days. For the second time, since we started this food-body exploration.
They are our addiction.
My guess is, when your fingers are stained orange...you've had one too many. Interventions are forthcoming.
But until then, here's a Cutie Cake. Because I gotta get my Cuties however I can and I hear that the quickest, easiest way to get the Cuties into your system is through baked goods. And your parents won't ever even know.
What you'll need:
1/4 Cup coconut oil (melted)
1/4 Cup + 1 Tablespoon coconut milk
2 Tablespoons raw honey
Juice from 2 Cuties
Zest from 2 Cuties
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Cup coconut flour
1/4 (+/-) Cup shredded coconut
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
2 More Cuties for the juice
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 pan with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper. I wrestle with parchment paper for some reason. And, I like any way that will allow me to add more fat to my cooking. Mix the eggs, coconut milk, honey, juice, vanilla, orange zest and coconut oil together. Add in the coconut flour, coconut, baking powder and salt. When well combined, pour the batter into your greased pan and bake for 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. But be careful not to overcook...it can get a little dry. Then, while it's still warm, go ahead and juice two more Cuties on top of the whole thing! And enjoy!
* That little asterisk, is for a peculiar turn of events. We attended an event called Forks and Corks, where restaurants from all over the KC Metro area come out, serve their best stuff, and all the proceeds go to a local food bank. We go every year. It's a blast, but not really one of those events where you can take your time and ask each chef what each item, is made with (flour, corn, etc.). So, I always load up on meds, inhalers, and Tums and take my chances (I'm not reckless...I don't eat pastries or pasta, but you never know what's tucked into something). Anyway, I accidentally ate a large spoonful of cake (not realizing what I was ingesting) and....I didn't react. I think this elimination diet is allowing my body, in all of its inflamed ways, to chill enough, that maybe...in small doses...I might be able to incorporate wheat back in to my diet someday? I don't know? does that just sound like "bad science?" We'll see. Fingers crossed.