About ten years or so ago I developed all sorts of tummy issues and like most folks, just suffered through.
Then my brother was diagnosed Celiac and (we suspect) my Dad was too before he passed.
So I gave up all things gluten about 5 years ago. It really wasn't all that hard since I had never been a bread, cake, cookie and pie kinda girl.
Pizza was tough and I freely admit that every once in awhile a slice or two might pass my lips but I'd bounce back to my GF avoidance lifestyle.
And all my tummy issues went away.
I was making cookies for SM the other day and it occurred to me that I'd never really considered making myself some baked goods using almond flour which is the "Go-To" flour for GF folks.
I love almonds and almond flavored things, so I bought my first bag of almond flour and trolled around the Internet yesterday for some ideas.
And I made an Almond Lemon cake using this recipe.
I skipped on the cardamom that the recipe asked for and used lemon extract instead of zest, but what emerged was downright yummy. SM liked it too.
Instead of leaving it at room temp, I cut it up and stuck it in the fridge.
Now I'm on a mission.
I want to try cookies next.
These Shortbread Chocolate and Orange and Cranberry look good.
Oh My...It's a good thing I've embraced my curvy, middle-aged self.
Mamma's gonna get a bit more fluffy before all is said and done.