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Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear blo-ooog, happy birthday to you! That’s right, Wholesome Yum is one year old today. And that means I get to sing the Happy Birthday Song – in writing, because trust me, you don’t want to actually hear me sing. It also means a new no-bake key lime pie recipe. That may seem like an odd choice for a birthday, but I’ll explain in a minute.
I can’t believe it has already been a whole year. When I started this blog, I didn’t really think anyone would actually read it. It was mainly a way for me to keep track of my own recipes, and if anyone visited, that would just be a bonus. I had no idea that it would grow into a passion for creative recipe development, food photography, and an outlet for my writing. I couldn’t have imagined that it would lead to connections with like-minded individuals from all around the world.
Blogging, working full-time, and raising a child all at once hasn’t been easy. Sometimes it means waking up at 5:30 in the morning before work to do a photo shoot or write a post, recreating the same recipe I’m sick of eating for the umpteenth time to get it just right, or checking in on comments and social media in the middle of a vacation. Seeing responses from my readers makes it all worth it, though. Even when I’m exhausted and don’t feel like cooking, writing, taking photos, or doing one of the other countless tasks involved in blogging… you guys keep me going.
I am so grateful for each and every one of you.
I don’t know about you, but I believe a birthday calls for a celebration! At first I was contemplating a cake, but it’s been so hot outside that the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. (We’ve already seen what happens when I do that. I just got it fixed and am not quite ready to test the waters more than necessary.) So, what’s the perfect solution when you want a celebratory dessert without turning on the oven?
No-bake key lime pie, of course!
This one literally takes ten minutes to put together, then it just needs to firm up in the fridge for a couple of hours – or until ready to serve. The result is a creamy, cool and refreshing no-bake key lime pie. It has only three ingredients in the crust and five in the filling (one ingredient is repeated in both, making it only seven total). Preparation is easy as can be, too. Combine the crust ingredients, press the crust into your pie pan, blend the filling until smooth, and pour into the crust.
Contrary to its smooth and decadent texture, this no-bake key lime pie is actually packed with good-for-you ingredients – particularly avocado and coconut oil. At the same time, it’s very low carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free. YES to surprisingly healthy desserts!
I hope you’ll make this no-bake key lime pie this week and celebrate Wholesome Yum’s birthday with me. Here’s to many more!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a key lime pie calling my name…
Easy No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Low Carb, Gluten-free):
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