WIAW #27: Of Coconuts and Chia Seeds

This Wednesday, my eats may look a little different. As I mentioned when I shared my recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’m cutting back on dairy for the next few weeks (not permanently I hope) and when I do add more in I’m going to try and keep it to about half what I have been consuming. If you read Renaissance Runner Girl regularly, you know I eat a lot of dairy, between multiple servings of Greek yogurt, the healthy helpings of cheese, and near-daily scoops of ice cream in the warmer months, so I’ve had to replace all that goodness with something. Like pumpkin and chocolate, which I enjoyed before I became a blogger. And coconuts and chia seeds, new discoveries in the past year or so.

 

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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Fall Foliage and Pumpkin Picking

Happy Monday! Today marks the beginning of the end…of my endless summer of traveling, running, baking, eating, blogging, and general do-what-I-want days and merriment. This time next week, I will be starting my new “big girl” job at a law firm in New York City. But I’m making the most of this time, and I spent the weekend baking autumn goodies, admiring the fall foliage and pumpkin picking at one of the local pumpkin patches in my Connecticut town

 

Pumpkin patch in Ridgefield, Connecticut

 

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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s pumpkin season, and I’m obsessed. I love wandering through pumpkin patches, decorating the porch, and of course, baking and eating lots of pumpkin goodies. Last week, it was my own tried-and-true recipe for gluten free pumpkin muffins and a batch of Amanda’s banana pumpkin bread. Today, it’s my new Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

 

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, chewy, gooey, and perfect for a fall treat.

 

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