Delight's Gluten-Free Blogger of the Week: Kelly Bejelly

Here at Delight, we love nothing more than scrolling through a beautifully presented blog full of great gluten-free recipes and cooking tips. So we've started featuring one of our favorite gluten-free bloggers each week! Have a blog you'd like to see featured? Email alexandra@delightglutenfree.com.

Kelly Bejelly created A Girl Worth Saving after some serious health scares a few years ago. During this time, she stumbled upon the Paleo diet, and—as they say—the rest is history. As she stays on her 100% gluten-free lifestyle, she fills her website with delicious recipes, meal plans, and how-to guides. We’re happy Kelly started following the Paleo diet, and we look forward to learning more as she continues her Paleo adventure!

When and why did you decide to start following the Paleo lifestyle?

In 2009, my health was failing me. I was suffering daily from anxiety attacks and was overweight and pre-diabetic. When I heard my doctor say “pre-diabetes” it scared me. The thought of taking insulin shots daily finally pushed me to change. Because I also have PCOS, in my search for a way to fix my health problems, I kept hearing the term “insulin resistance.” This journey led me to Mark’s Daily Apple, a health blog, where the principals of the diet resonated with me. I felt like it would help me resolve my health issues.

What is the inspiration for your blog?

I love food! I think so many people are first turned off by the Paleo diet because they imagine that they won’t be able to enjoy the comfort foods they grew up with – which is far from the truth.

What is one thing that is always in your refrigerator or pantry?

Coconut Oil. I’ve found so many incredible uses for it in and out of the kitchen, and I can’t image my life without it now.

Where do you find the inspiration for your recipes?

I love recreating the foods I grew up with, and… I have an admitted sweet tooth. Most people will know how to cook a steak when they start the Paleo diet but not many will know how to make a chocolate chip cookie that their kids will love.

What is your goal? What do you hope to achieve through your website or blog?

I want my site to be a resource for those on the Paleo diet, where they can learn about the diet and find delicious recipes to enjoy on this diet.

Why did you start blogging?

I started my blog in 2011 when I became a stay-at-home mom. I really needed a creative outlet, and I wanted to share the recipes that I had cooked up in my kitchen.

What is the most important part of your blog?

Hands down - the recipes. I share only recipes and cooking tips, so my site is a great spot for those on the Paleo diet who are looking for something tasty to eat.

Strawberry Mousse

Ingredients

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) bag of dehydrated strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 12 ripe strawberries
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

  • Place all the ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Chill for 1 hour.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving wrote:
Thanks so much for featuring me!

Fri, April 25, 2014 @ 9:26 AM

2. Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions wrote:
Yay Kelly! This is awesome! Congrats!

P.S. The mousse looks SO good. I'm going to make that this weekend. I have everything I need!

Fri, April 25, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

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