These paleo lemon macaroons are filled with bright lemon zest and lemon juice then dipped in dark chocolate for a delicious spring treat.
I’m not really sure if it’s me getting older and totally more grouchy or if the jokes are just all played out (probably the former), but I’m so over April Fool’s Day. From Amazon changing their page to circa 1999 to BuzzFeed showing pudding cups made with mayo to Tieks advertising bunnies for every shoe purchase, the amount of times I rolled my eyes behind the computer screen yesterday got to the point of actually hurting my face.
Here’s the kicker too.
We got engaged on April Fool’s Day. 10 years ago.
I know Ulysses had not even the slightest clue it was actually the biggest prank day of the year (we were in Vegas and he’s that guy that’s completely oblivious to these kind of things) but it drives me nuts each year to share this day with a “holiday” that makes me want to either scream “stop being so effing gullible” to the people believing the dumb shit going on or “omg, stop with the dumb shit!” to the people doing it who think it’s funny.
It’s not funny, it’s predictable because it’s freaking April Fools. Try it on a day not dedicated to pranking people, THEN it might be funny.
There’s no joke when it comes to these paleo lemon macaroons though. Well kinda actually because here’s the thing, there’s no such thing as paleo chocolate chips. Paleo chocolate would have to be 100% cacao. Go taste that and tell me you don’t want to gag. So, chocolate chips have sugar. Sugar isn’t paleo. If you’re a paleo nutcase, don’t dip these in chocolate. If you don’t care about a little sugar and then lick the bowl of chocolate clean after dipping (because the best part about dipping stuff in chocolate is the fact that you actually need more chocolate than you’ll actually use to get the whole “dipping” thing to work), buy some Enjoy Life chocolate chips (the closest you’ll get to paleo chocolate chips) and get on with your life making these macaroons.
Have you guys heard about Yummly? It’s basically the food-only version of Pinterest and one of my favorite new ways to discover recipes.
You create your own “recipe box” and can easily save any recipe you find online to it. Just like I’ve done with mine. You can either click the plus sign in the upper right hand corner of the screen (see it in the screen shot below) when you’re logged into Yummly to add any recipe you want OR a lot of blogs now have a Yum share button. You can see mine at the top or left hand side of each post. If it’s a recipe you want to save to your recipe box, just “yum” the post and it’ll get added to your recipe box automatically. Cool, huh?
Yummly also sets up a profile page for each blog and pulls in posts automatically so you can “yum” all your favorite blogs’ content from their page. Check out my Yummly profile page for an easy way to save the recipes you love.