I love doing these recipe Round-Ups! As a blogger, getting to “share” a post with other bloggers is kind of like having a party with them. What’s not fun about that? And, even better, readers get the benefit of having recipes they can trust to be grain-free, legume-free and refined sugar-free (most are dairy-free too) recipes for special times in their lives!
This post is all about Valentine’s Day. It’s a day of love. And as corny as it is, or as frustrating as it has become because of the mass marketing piranhas, it (like most holidays) is special in our family. Cole told me the other day how excited he was to get to celebrate the people he loves in his life. His class knows he helped write a book and he’s excited to share “one of his treats” from it with them. We ordered DIY “treat bag toppers” for Cole and Finian to give to their friends paleo treats instead of store bought goodies.
Finian even got to make a Valentine card in school and took a class field trip at the post office to put them in the mail! It’s activities like these that allow our family to take the holiday back and claim it as our own. We’re learning. We’re creating. We’re thinking of and loving other people. We don’t need red plastic boxes and over priced store-bought cards. We can make them ourselves as a symbol for how much we admire, care for or love someone in our lives. If that’s something you too strive to achieve, I’m hopeful these recipes from some fantastic bloggers are here to make it easier!
Not Sugar Cookies with Almond “Cream Cheese” Frosting by Healthy Living How To
Chocolate and Raspberry Pot de Creme by The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies with a Strawberry “Cream Cheese” Filling by Real Sustenance
Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups with Strawberry Cream from The Foodie and the Family
Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Cake by Clean Eats in the Zoo
Sweetheart Cupcakes with Naturally Tinted Frosting by Clean Eats in the Zoo
Apple Cider Paleo Donuts by Paleo Spirit
Multiply Delicious provides two recipes! First, Chocolate Coconut Doughnuts and then Dark Chocolate Fruit Hearts!
Almond and Coconut Truffle Tart by Neo Homesteading
Meyer Lemon Raspberry Tart from Urban Poser
Shirley from Gluten Free Easily hosted her own Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts (lots of recipes over there!),
of which she shared Almond Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pomegranate Sherbert.
And we contributed FOUR new recipes
Super Simple Paleo(ish) White Chocolate for White Chocolate Strawberry Velvet Cake Balls by Paleo Parents
and Mexican Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Bean Frosting by Paleo Parents
You could also use the Vanilla Bean Frosting on our Brown Velvet Cupcakes or Vanilla Apple Cupcakes.
You could also make our German Chocolate Cake Balls or a white chocolate version of coconut candies, yum!
From all of us bloggers, we sincerely hope you take this otherwise monetized, industrialized and capitalized fru-fru holiday as an opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones.
After all, they say a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!
And don’t forget, if you make a recipe please take a photo and submit it to PaleoFanPhotos – we’re always looking to give away prizes!