Paleo – Whoopie Pies

I’ve never had a real whoopie pie for comparison, but I guess I’m on a roll for trying new things this week (yesterday I invented coconut milk, apple, cranberry pudding).  The Whoopie Pie  recipe came from my Paleo Indulgences cookbook.  I couldn’t find the recipe online.  This one was pretty close on the cookie part, but the icing was different.  The icing pictured in my cookbook looks thick, but mine came out runny, despite not putting all of the coconut oil in.  I’m hoping it will firm up a bit more in the fridge.  Still, the icing tastes really good!  Actually, the whole thing was quite yummy.

Um, yeah, Paleo Whoopie Pies.  I love creative Paleo folks!

Um, yeah, Paleo Whoopie Pies. I love creative Paleo folks!

2 thoughts on “Paleo – Whoopie Pies

  1. Hi Lori,
    Discovered your blog last night. My Wife has RA for less than two years. By experiment we have discovered some gluten sensitivity. Also, that any sort of carb excess (like potato chips or cookies) can lead to a temporary worsening of symptoms. All this has us at least talking about trying Atkins or maybe Paleo (which at least sounds cooler than Atkins!) after the new year for general reduction in inflammation levels and also some weight loss for both of us. So we were very interested to find your blog. Thanks for writing it. One comment I wanted to make (actually in response to an older post of yours about elimination diets) was about an old, out of print book I discovered. The title is “Diet and Arthritis” by Gail Darlington. She is a rheumatologist in the U.K. She did a study on treating RA with an elimination diet that was published in The Lancet in Feb 1986. It is a fascinating and informative book. She describes in great detail the elimination diet protocol she uses to treat patients (with a very complete schedule of foods, condiments, spices, toothpaste, etc) to be eliminated and then methodically reintroduced. Anyone considering an elimination diet would do well to find a copy of her book and study it. I was able to order it from Amazon in the UK (which was surprisingly easy). The book also discusses the history of treating RA and other autoimmune diseases with diet. It was really interesting to me. We have not tried the diet ourselves, by the time I found the book my Wife’s RA was so well controlled by medication it would be hard to tell if the diet was helping. So I cannot give a personal recommendation for the diet based on experience. However, the book is an interesting source for anyone researching the area, and I can certainly recommend it on that basis. Hopefully, we will have some comments to add in the future about the Paleo diet’s effect on inflammation levels as indicated by lab results.

  2. Thanks, Tom. I will see if I can find that book. I tend to have good luck getting out of print books. It’s amazing some of the older school stuff that was dismissed years ago is gaining momentum now. Sometimes the internet is a good thing! I hope you and your wife have good luck with the dietary changes. I’ve been very pleased with Paleo so far. I’m coming up on my 2 year anniversary next month!

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