I love Paleo. I love how it makes me feel, look, and perform on a daily basis. I’ve already shared with you all (see Tuesday’s post) how it has helped me along in my health journey and how easy it is to carry out on a daily basis.
BUT I'm not want to force anyone to eat how I eat. I’m not a dogmatic crazed lunatic. I am very well aware that most people don’t want to fist bump a stranger over beets, spaghetti squash, and brussels sprouts. My very own family back in Tennessee is open-minded to my food point of view, but they definitely raise their eyebrows over my green smoothies and kitchen sink salads.
I’m never going to completely change the way my husband eats nor am I going to try. I don't see any good in trying to force others to eat a certain way. It usually doesn't end well. Luckily, Will always eats what I fix him, but I am also willing to try to meet him halfway with certain meals. Cue the key lime pie.
My mom has been making key lime pie at our family’s annual beach trip for as long as I can remember. This year, she decided she would rather bring premade desserts from our local Knoxville bakeries and from Will’s fam's bakery (shameless plug alert- Collin Street Bakery=the best fruitcake and pecan pie you will ever put in your mouth). Panic started to set in with some of my other family members that they wouldn’t have my mom’s pie. I decided to step up to the plate and fill her culinary shoes.
In addition, knowing a few of my cousins are on the Paleo wagon with me, I challenged myself to make a recipe that we could enjoy, too. With the help of gelatin and avocado, I was able to nail the thick, custardy filling of traditional key lime pie.
Here I have for you His and Her Key Lime Pie. In case you haven’t paid attention to anything I have written today, his pie is NOT gluten-free or dairy-free, but it is a dang good recipe to serve to your friends or family who like to make pretend gagging noises when you mention paleo (cough cough, my dad). Her key lime pie is my Paleo version that is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and still delicious. Make only one or make them both! Either way, you will not be disappointed.
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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