HAY HAY it’s Monday and I am showing up again on the internets! I love it when I get my shit together.
If you’ve been following me on instagram over the past few months, then you might have noticed a new trend among our food photos – a serious lack of bread and cheese. The truth is, we’ve given it up (mostly), and I don’t think we’ll ever go back. I know you’re probably scared and wondering who ate Whitney since dairy used to make her world go ’round, but just sit tight and I’ll explain to you how in the world this happened.
Right around Thanksgiving last year, Brian and I had a great conversation with our dear pal Jared about his recent change to Paleo. He was sharing all of his personal health benefits, and we were talking candidly about the history of diseases in both my family and Brian’s. The truth is, in the last couple of years we’ve been faced with heart and brain diseases in our families which forced us to open our eyes to the way we were treating our bodies.
Ultimately, I want Brian to be around until he’s 107 and straight mean as hell. I want to be alive and healthy right next to him. I want to annoy the shit out of my future children for as long as I can. I don’t want them to worry about having to take care of me. I want to take care of myself now, so that the chances of my children having to worry about this are less likely. So we decided we would give it a try for 30 days, just to see if this was something we could realistically follow.
And after 30 days, I FELT INCREDIBLE. Like, I never knew I didn’t feel “good” before this, incredible. We’ve also done a fair bit of research on the diseases that might impact us down the road, and we both feel that this is the best diet to promote wellness for us. Now, does this mean that I’ll never eat bread again? Of course not. But we do make decisions on what is worth eating and what isn’t.
I am sure a lot of you are wondering what this news means for Whit’s Amuse Bouche, and personally, I think it just means that whatever you find moving forward on this site, you can feel safe that it’s going to be not only delicious but great for you and your family. My priority is giving you things that YOU WANT to eat. I promise the quality of the food won’t be sacrificed, but the ingredients will change.
Yes, I am going to leave all 400 of the decadent recipes I’ve previously curated for you up on this site, but moving forward, most things will be whole30 compliant or paleo. The principles of my food philosophy are still the same, I believe that food brings people together. Moving forward, I just want to make sure that the food we share here will keep people coming to the table for as long as they possibly can.
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Since easter was yesterday, today we’re sharing our Paleo version of the beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Our friend Taylor made a sunflower seed version which inspired us to try our own. This recipe is adapted from hers.
- Almond Butter - 1/2 cup
- Coconut Flour - 1 1/2 tablespoons
- Maple Syrup - 1 tablespoon
- Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
- Dark Chocolate (85% Cacao) - 1/2 cup
- Coconut Oil - 1 tablespoon